Monday, June 11, 2018
Warriors near $2 billion bonanza
The Golden State Warriors are heading toward a massive $2 billion in contractually obligated income when the Chase Center opens in 2019, a figure that surpasses the team’s early projections for the 18,000-seat facility.
NCAA exec Oliver Luck headed to XFL
The new XFL needed an accomplished, credible football executive and it was willing to pay top dollar. Sources, including some who were approached about the job during the six-month search, said the XFL was offering a guaranteed $20 million over multiple years.
Numbers game in youth sports
Baseball bat sales skyrocket as USA Baseball implements new youth league standards designed to make metal bat models function like their wood counterparts.
Thirty years ago, 'Bull Durham' delivered a dinger
From lollygaggers to those who worship at the church of baseball, millions of fans, players and executives have long considered “Bull Durham” a shorthand for the daily joys and sorrows of life in the minor leagues.
Octagon’s Jeff Austin enjoys unique life surrounded by sports figures
In the world of athlete representation, not a lot of agents — or team executives, for that matter — have nice things to say about other agents. Not so for Jeff Austin. “I like him immensely,” said David Falk, the pioneering NBA agent who by his own admission does not feel that way about many rival agents.
First Look podcast: Finals frenzy
First Look Presented by the University of Miami: SBJ’s Abe Madkour, Bill King, John Lombardo and Ian Thomas dive into the NBA and NHL championships.