Featured Story

Riot Games Awards 10 Slots In League of Legends Championship Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

The Warriors, Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta , and Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert are among the new owners welcomed into the upper echelon of American esports by Riot Games, winning bids to join the reconstituted North American League of Legends Championship Series starting next year. Riot has announ...

Read More

More Stories

D'Backs Lit Up For Hiring Debacle

The D’Backs “pulled an abrupt about-face Friday, stripping the managerial duties from newly hired Wally Backman due to a series of unflattering, off-field situations,” before hiring Bob Melvin, accord

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, ESPN, Franchises, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

Facility Notes

In Dallas, Cathy Harasta reported this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Lone Star Park “set records in four key wagering categories” including largest total handle, Breeders’ Cup-only handle, simulcast handle

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Colleges, Facilities, Horse Racing

Executive Transactions

Wieden & Kennedy Creative Dir JIMMY SMITH is leaving the firm and joining BBDO, N.Y., an Exec Creative Dir. Smith created many Nike ads, including “Freestyle.” Smith will report to BBDO North America

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, Golf, PGA Tour, Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Storm, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning

Media Notes

USA TODAY’s Rudy Martzke reports “Fox NFL Sunday” was in Detroit for Redskins-Lions rather than Pittsburgh for Eagles-Steelers because of a “commitment prior to the season with sponsor Ford” (USA TODA

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Lions, Football, HBO, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, Washington Redskins

Names & Faces

U.S. moguls skier Jeremy Bloom, who stopped playing football for the Univ. of Colorado after the NCAA refused to let him earn endorsement money from his skiing career while playing college sports, has

Tags: Basketball, Horse Racing, Utah Jazz, Washington Nationals

Angels Eying L.A. Name Change

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has given Angels Owner Arte Moreno “his blessing to rename the team” the Los Angeles Angels, according to sources of Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. A high-ranking MLB exec

Tags: LA Angels, Baseball, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB

Reebok Adds Three Ad Agencies

Reebok is moving to a multi-agency advertising structure, which the company said in a release is “designed to enable the brand to customize its marketing messages to a diverse consumer marketplace.” A

Tags: Reebok

Woods Taken Out Of Campaign

U.S. District Judge William Zloch on Friday ordered Christensen Shipyards, the builder of Tiger Woods’ $22M luxury boat “Privacy,” to “stop using the golfer’s likeness to promote sales,” according to

Tags: Golf

Viv ...

After DC Council Chair Linda Cropp’s stunning announcement late Friday that she is pursuing an alternate ballpark plan to the one already agreed upon by MLB, Cropp and DC Mayor Anthony Williams are ea

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug