Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Sources: MLB, MLBPA Discussing Wide-Ranging Changes To Game
The union's proposal "addressed the players' concerns on competitive integrity and service-time manipulation in multifaceted fashion."
MLB's Slow Free Agency Casts Shadow As Spring Training Nears
Clubs are armed with "extensive analytic studies on long-term contracts and players’ productivity past their 30th birthday."
ESPN+ Hits 2 Million Subscriber Mark Around Debut Of UFC
Disney posted a Q1 loss of $136M, largely due to an increased investment in ESPN+ and costs associated with the launch of Disney+.
Google Cloud Signs First Pro Sports Team Deal With Warriors
Warriors will collaborate with Google Cloud for analytics and machine learning on both the business and basketball sides of the franchise.
New UConn President Reiterates Commitment To Football, AAC
Thomas Katsouleas sees football as "part of the identity of who we are as a major, broad-context university."
Matthews' Team-Friendly Deal Helps Maple Leafs Free Up Cap Space
Auston Matthews' five-year deal for $11.6M annually comes after other big Maple Leafs contracts for John Tavares and William Nylander.
NBA Kings Offering Free In-Game Mobile App Experience For Fans
The game is not played for "actual money," though virtual credits can be "redeemed in the app and are non-transferable."