Sports

Sports Direct delays results as House of Fraser deal backfires

Sports Direct delays results as House of Fraser deal backfires

Published 15/07/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British retailer Sports Direct (SPD.L) has delayed publishing its annual results, warning problems integrating its purchase of House of Fraser stores and [more…]

Amazon, after big hire, experimenting with sports media strategy:…

Amazon, after big hire, experimenting with sports media strategy:…

Published 29/06/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos was spotted schmoozing in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s booth during the Super Bowl in February, [more…]

Sports Direct opposes any Debenhams plan that wipes out equity

Sports Direct opposes any Debenhams plan that wipes out equity

Published 25/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British sportswear group Sports Direct said any restructuring option pursued by Debenhams that could result in no equity value for the department [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. sports leagues could see $4.2 billion annually from…

Exclusive: U.S. sports leagues could see $4.2 billion annually from…

Published 18/10/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The four major U.S. professional sports leagues could reap a combined $4.2 billion annually as a result of legal sports betting, [more…]

Former USAG chief accused of evidence tampering

Former USAG chief accused of evidence tampering

Published 18/10/2018

The former president and CEO of scandal-marred USA Gymnastics was arrested Wednesday in Tennessee, accused in a warrant of tampering with evidence in the investigation [more…]

BT to lose UFC and NBA TV rights as Eleven Sports steps up

BT to lose UFC and NBA TV rights as Eleven Sports steps up

Published 30/07/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - BT has lost the right to show the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and NBA Basketball, with global broadcaster Eleven Sports picking up [more…]

Eleven Sports to show 2018 PGA Championship for free across UK…

Eleven Sports to show 2018 PGA Championship for free across UK…

Published 23/07/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Global sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has won the rights to show the 2018 PGA Championship in Britain and Ireland, showing the golf [more…]

New gambling regulation prompts NCAA to ease up on venue rule

New gambling regulation prompts NCAA to ease up on venue rule

Published 18/05/2018

The NCAA has long been a staunch opponent of legalized and illegal gambling, but the recent Supreme Court decision clearing states to regulate sports gambling [more…]

Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Published 17/10/2017

As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals. [more…]

Two Houston-area high school football players kicked off team for protest

Two Houston-area high school football players kicked off team for protest

Published 02/10/2017

Two black Houston-area players have been kicked off their private Christian high school's football team after protesting during the national anthem, with one kneeling and the other raising his fist, local media reported on Saturday. [more…]