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Volume 27 No. 54

Friday, June 26, 2020

Volume 26 No. 198

NWSL Ready For Risks, Rewards As First U.S. League Back

Portland Thorns MF Rocky Rodriguez admits there is a "big risk, big reward" element to the NWSL's return.

Unilateral Restart Signals Serious Distrust Between MLB, Players

Many observers "fear the end of the current CBA could bring the first work stoppage since the strike" that canceled the '94 World Series.

Climate Pledge Branding On NHL Seattle Arena Breaks New Ground

Talks between Amazon, OVG “began roughly a year ago, and though naming rights were discussed with additional suitors, Amazon kept rising to the forefront.”

Nike Sees Big Loss In Q4, But CEO Bullish On Company's Digital Focus

John Donahoe said that Nike has "benefited from its digital apps and online sales, which grew 75% and cushioned the overall decline."

NHLPA's Return-To-Play Vote Could Hinge On Escrow Agreement

Without an escrow cap, and "depending on the course of the virus, players could play for no more than 50 percent of their base salary next year."

LeBron Launches New Media Company After $100M Financing

James joined with business partner Maverick Carter to create SpringHill Co., which they describe as a “media company with an unapologetic agenda."

John Swofford Says Next Year "The Right Time" To Retire From ACC

Swofford said he and his wife, Nora, "started looking at this several years ago," adding: "We had sort of set this point in time as the right time."