Monday, May 6, 2019
XFL Lands Key Multiyear Broadcast TV Deals With Fox, ESPN
Most spring football efforts in recent years, including the AAF, which shut down last month, did not have the majority of their games on broadcast TV.
NBC Goes For Human Element In Covering Kentucky Derby Controversy
NBC cameras "captured the key jockeys and trainers' emotional roller coasters" during and after the race's controversy.
Parity Of Stanley Cup Playoffs Reflects Bettman's Vision For NHL
Gary Bettman "prefers to call it 'competitive balance,' and it's the thing he trumpets the most about the state of the league."
USOC Gets $488M Guarantee From '28 Games Joint Venture
The $488M is 65% higher than the roughly $295M guarantee included when L.A. was bidding for the ’24 Games.
Sinclair Taking On Significant Debt To Complete Purchase Of RSNs
Sinclair said that it would "create a wholly owned subsidiary" to buy the RSNs, "effectively allowing it to keep that debt" off its balance sheet.
Astros Want More Games On Latin Soil After Strong Turnout In Mexico
Of the four MLB teams that participated in the Mexico Series this season, the Astros were "unquestionably the main attraction."
Federer: Kermode Could Stay On With ATP After Gimelstob Exit
Roger Federer said Chris Kermode "should be put back ... into the mix" for for the role of ATP president.