April 6 - 12, 2015 Vol. 17 — No. 49

Top Stories

  • ESPN agrees to buy stake in DraftKings

    Sources say ESPN has agreed to invest hundreds of millions of dollars for up to a 20 percent stake in DraftKings. It will be part of the daily fantasy sports operator’s next round of venture capital financing.

  • Will Pac-12 blow up rights model?

    The Pac-12 is exploring a new conference-controlled model for multimedia rights that would eliminate the need for schools to do deals with third parties.

  • Indiana controversy shows sports more willing to take a stand

    Response from the sports industry to Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law showed a new willingness among teams, leagues and sports figures to take a stand on social issues.

  • As society changes, is sports doing the right things?

    A bruising series of events has the sports industry asking tough questions about doing what is right. But what’s right for whom? Gauged how? And when?

  • MLS teams make ‘big noise’ locally

    The momentum from Major League Soccer's new national TV contracts has helped the league's teams upgrade their own local TV deals. Eight teams are operating under new local TV deals that took effect this year.

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