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Volume 25 No. 154

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Volume 24 No. 247

NFL Committee OKs Casinos With Sportsbooks As Sponsors

Teams will be cleared to sell stadium naming rights to casinos, a consideration mostly in play for the Las Vegas-bound Raiders.

Hawks' Venue To Be Called State Farm Arena In 20-Year, $175M Deal

The 20-year terms is the "same that Philips held with the franchise which was set to expire next year."

Tennis' Heat Policies Brought To Forefront With High Temps In N.Y.

While the WTA has an "excessive heat policy in its rule books," the ATP "doesn’t officially address oppressive heat situations."

Amazon Taps Former ESPN Exec Donoghue To Lead Prime Sports

At ESPN, Donoghue "oversaw a lot of different initiatives, including Grantland, FiveThirtyEight, The Undefeated, ESPN Films and '30 for 30.'"

Sources: Bob Costas, NBC In Talks To End Longtime Relationship

Costas recently has taken on a "sort of emeritus role at NBC Sports ... where he is on air mainly for major news events."

NBA Dropping Color Restrictions On Sneakers For Upcoming Season

The only ongoing restrictions "will regard third-party logos, which still will have to be preapproved by the league office."

AEG Hires Analytics Firm E15 For Experience Study At Staples Center

E15 Group will look at customer experiences at security checkpoints, concession lines and with ticketing.