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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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07/24/14
Casey Wasserman Takes Over L.A.'s Olympics Bid

Wasserman Media Group Chair & CEO Casey Wasserman over the past few weeks has "quietly -- in keeping with his style -- assumed leadership" of L.A.'s '24 Summer Games bid, according to Alan Abrahamson of 3 WIRE SPORTS. The 40-year-old Wasserman’s "arrival onto the public Olympic stage, in t ...

Tags: Olympics, Wasserman Media Group

07/24/14
Sporting KC Unveils National Training Center Plans

Sporting KC CEO Robb Heineman last night unveiled plans to construct a $75M-plus, 190-acre National Training & Coaching Development Center that "will serve as a home base for the U.S. Soccer Federation and its national teams," according to a front-page piece by Sam McDowell of the K.C. STAR ...

Tags: Facilities, Sporting Kansas City, MLS

07/24/14
Mayweather Gets Nevada Promoter's License

The Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday "unanimously approved" boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s application to hold a promoter's license in the state, and he can now be his "own promoter of record," according to Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Mayweather said, "I could've gotten my license ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Golden Boy Promotions, Boxing

07/24/14
Broncos Move Forward Without Bowlen

Following the decision by Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen to cede control of the organization due to Alzheimer's disease, the team yesterday said that everything "remains on course," according to Frank Schwab of YAHOO SPORTS. Bowlen had plans in place to "put the team into a trust, and the plan is for ow ...

Tags: Franchises, Denver Broncos, NFL

07/24/14
Utah State Undecided On "I Believe" Trademark

Utah State Univ. officials said that they are "still deciding how to respond" to San Diego State Univ.’s attempts to trademark the slogan "I believe that we will win," according to Lya Wodraska of the SALK LAKE TRIBUNE. USU in '12 "trademarked variations of the slogan" and in February of this ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

07/24/14
Most Papers Using "Redskins" Despite Resistance

As the Redskins begin training camp today in Richmond, the controversy surrounding the team’s nickname is generating as much buzz as its on-field prospects for the upcoming season. With national debate reaching a head, more media outlets have begun to outline policies on usage of “Redski ...

Tags: Media, NFL, Washington Redskins

07/24/14
Stewart Wants Cup, Nationwide At Eldora

Eldora Speedway Owner and NASCAR driver Tony Stewart prior to last night's Camping World Truck Series race at the track already was "lobbying for the next NASCAR race" at the facility, and he "doesn't want to stop" with the Truck Series, according to Nate Ryan of USA TODAY. Darrell Wa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

07/24/14
SBJ In-Depth: Sports Media

The media business continues to drive growth in the sports industry as the value of rights deals keeps climbing and new platforms provide more opportunities to engage consumers. Behind the jaw-dropping numbers, however, are the strategies among networks and their partners to make the most of this gr ...

07/24/14
A-B Promotes Herscovici To Head Sports

Learn more about Anheuser-Busch InBev Anheuser-Busch InBev promoted VP/Digital Marketing for North America LUCAS HERSCOVICI to the newly created position of VP/Consumer Connections, where he will “oversee the brewer’s U.S. sports, entertainment, media and digital ma ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Anheuser Busch

07/24/14
NCAA Removes Cap On Player Payments In EA Case

A revised NCAA video game settlement proposal filed yesterday has "removed a $5,000-a-year cap for current and former college football and men's basketball players who appeared in the games," according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. Former Arizona State QB Sam Keller's attorney Rob Carey said ...

Tags: Colleges, EA Sports, Collegiate Licensing Co., NCAA

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