Thursday, May 9, 2019
Fox Sports Partners With Stars Group To Launch U.S. Betting App
Fox is paying $236M for a 4.99% stake in Stars Group as part of the deal, with the option to take 50% equity stake in company within next 10 years.
Disney Beats Market Forecast As ESPN Weathers Lost Subscribers
Bob Iger has been able to change the conversation from Disney being "saddled with potential losses at ESPN to being a high-tech, Netflix kind of company.”
Fox Sports Places Big Focus On USWNT For World Cup Campaign
The commercial, which will promote Fox' coverage of the tournament, poses the question: "Can anybody challenge the U.S. team?"
Lakers Leadership Questioned After Failed Tyronn Lue Negotiations
Kurt Rambis reportedly has "assumed an increasingly powerful voice in basketball operations" with the team.
Providence Park Renovations Nearly Finished Ahead Of Reopening
The main feature of the privately-funded $85M project is a "wall of new seating in three stacks that will bring the total capacity" to 25,218.
Fire To Break SeatGeek Stadium Lease, Could Move To Soldier Field
The club will pay $5M for the "next five years of using the Bridgeview facilities for practice" after move.
NWHL Overtures Failed To Keep Players From Boycotting Season
Boycotting players don't necessarily want NWHL to fold but are more intent on building a league that is "going to continue to grow."