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Volume 22 No. 15

Monday, July 8, 2019

Volume 22 No. 13

NBA finds ways to stay in the spotlight

The league has stayed in the sports spotlight with the Finals, the draft and the frenzy of free agency. Now, it rolls into the desert with its Las Vegas Summer League.

Getting traction? NASCAR upbeat over ratings gain

A rare increase in first-half ratings this year has NASCAR and Fox Sports feeling hopeful that 2019 will mark a stabilization point for the sport.

NBC adds Ryder Cup digital rights, plans to amplify event

In an effort to amplify the business around the Ryder Cup, the PGA of America, European Tour and NBC Sports Group have formed a digital media partnership.

Why the IOC decided to shake up host selection

International Olympic Committee members approved radical changes to host-selection procedures that all but do away with political-style bid campaigns.

Univision Deportes to rebrand as TUDN this month

The channel will expand studio shows and add new talent, and will run a 2-minute open at 8 p.m. on July 20 that explains the rebrand before its Torneo Apertura match.

MiLB, teams had record merchandising sales in 2018

Minor League Baseball and its 160 clubs combined for a record $73.9 million in merchandise sales last year, according to data scheduled to be released this week.

Concessions: The push to get fans in early

Eat, drink — and be early. That’s the mantra for teams, concessionaires and the companies managing ballparks, arenas and stadiums.

Class Acts: Commencement speeches

This spring’s crop of graduation speakers included several sports luminaries, from owners at their alma maters to active athletes to recently retired legends.