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NBA Players, Coaches Use MLK Day To Speak About Race Relations, President Trump

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 16 / 18

Cavaliers F LeBron James used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to "not only again voice his criticism" of President Trump, but to "express his fear of what the current leadership" in DC is inviting in America, according to a front-page piece by Marla Ridenour of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. James: "The state...

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Obama's Tenure Marked By Sports Fandom

President Obama departs office on Friday having filled "nearly every minute of his administration with sports talk -- using it as entertainment, metaphor, and, finally, as a political weapon," according to Bryan Curtis of THE RINGER. The White House had "known extreme sports nerdery before," but Oba ...

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FanDuel Adding Golf To Its Lineup

DraftKings and FanDuel are "beginning to make some changes" ahead of their merger, as FanDuel will add golf to the "list of sports it offers," according to Daniel Roberts of YAHOO FINANCE. The move comes two months after FanDuel added the EPL to its sports lineup, which was the "first new sport ...

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President Obama Welcomes Cubs To White House

President Obama yesterday welcomed the Cubs to the White House to celebrate their World Series victory, saying, “It took you long enough. I mean, I've only got four days left.” During the visit, Obama took time to address the power of sports, saying, "Today is, I think, our last off ...

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Monahan Explains Why Tourneys Stayed In N.C.

New PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said one reason no Tour events have been moved out of North Carolina in the wake of the state's controversial HB2 "bathroom bill" is that they are "held at private facilities." There are four sanctioned events that take place annually in the state -- the PGA Tou ...

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DFS Industry Sees Massive Dip In Growth Rate

The future outlook for the DFS industry has again been sharply downgraded, according to a new research report from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. The report projected the overall DFS market to reach at best $7B in total annual entry fees by ’20, down by half from a $14B projection the firm made ...

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Texas' Bathroom Bill Could Impact Sporting Events

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday "helped unveil a legislative proposal that has much of the same intent" as North Carolina’s HB2 law but "appears to include the potential for exceptions for special events," according to Scott Gleeson of USA TODAY. The Texas bill (SB6) would ensure "that ...

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Kaepernick: Varied Receptions At Stadiums To Protest

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick yesterday said the level of support for his National Anthem protest "has varied from city to city this season," with the team's trip Sunday to play the Falcons "being the most friendly," according to Matt Barrows of the SACRAMENTO BEE. Kaepernick said, “Atlanta w ...

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Kerr Admits To Using Marijuana For Pain Relief

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that he "used marijuana for back pain he experienced the past two years," according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. Appearing on the CSN Bay Area "Warriors Insider" podcast on Friday, Kerr said, "I guess maybe I could even get in some trouble for this, but I've actually t ...

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Kaepernick Reveals Plan For $1M Charitable Donation

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in September vowed to donate $1M to charities to "tackle social and racial injustice" amid his National Anthem protest, and on Friday he "rolled out plans for his million-dollar giveaway," according to Scott Ostler of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Kaepernick on his website, Kaep ...

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DraftKings, FanDuel Make Merger Official

DraftKings and FanDuel on Friday formally announced a merger, saying that they have "agreed to set aside years of bitter rivalry and become one as they face down continuing regulatory and legal challenges to their industry," according to Alexandra Berzon of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The companies had ...

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