Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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.