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Volume 25 No. 214

Friday, February 8, 2019

Volume 25 No. 102

AAF Confident Quality Football Will Help Startup League Succeed

The AAF's focus "remains squarely on establishing a sustainable on-field product," with fast-paced games hoping to "keep a fantasy-sports audience engaged."

AEG Facilities-SMG Merger Sends Waves Through Venue Space

ASM Global, the new standalone company, will be based in L.A. and oversee a combined 310 venues.

Turner Sells Out NBA All-Star Game Ad Inventory In Record Time

Official league sponsors are the biggest buyers, though tech companies like Apple, Microsoft also are "big backers."

Coca-Cola Signs Landmark Deal With Activision Blizzard, OWL

Coca-Cola Classic will be the primary brand focus point, but the deal allows for other products to be featured.

Steinbrenner Scoffs At Suggestion Yankees Are Being Cheap

The Yankees' payroll currently sits at $220M, which Hal Steinbrenner called "well above" last year's figure.

Kansas Sees Spike In Football Season-Ticket Sales After Les Miles Hire

The number of season tickets already sold for the '19 season is 97% of the total Kansas secured last year.

Frank Robinson Leaves Lasting Legacy Both On, Off Diamond

Rob Manfred praised the late HOFer, who held a wide variety of administrative roles in the league office after his playing and managing career.