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How Sports Betting is Changing the
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The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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Inter Miami Finds Stadium Naming Rights Partner in AutoNation

Inter Miami CF, a week before the start of the Major League Soccer season, has announced a naming-rights agreement for its stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with AutoNation that will see its venue rebranded as DRV PNK Stadium for the next three years. The agreement also includes AutoNation branding on the Inter Miami training gear. […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Tuesday, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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The Colorado Rockies warm up for practice on March 31 in Denver. A small number of fans were allowed to watch the Rockies go through a workout Wednesday, the day before the opening-day game between the Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Major League Baseball Moves 2021 All-Star Game to Denver

In a year in which Major League Baseball has tried to deaden the baseball slightly in an attempt to have fewer home runs and bring more strategy into the game, the league will bring its Midsummer Classic to a venue that is known for some long balls leaving the park. Major League Baseball has announced […]

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San Jose Earthquakes, PayPal Agree to 10-Year Stadium Naming Rights Partnership

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed a 10-year naming rights sponsorship agreement for its stadium with PayPal Holdings, making the Major League Soccer club’s home known as PayPal Park. PayPal Park will feature a 250-seat reserved section for underserved members of the community and provide them with access to complimentary tickets and transportation to and […]

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Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, will not host the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Major League Baseball Moving 2021 All-Star Game Out of Atlanta

Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta after a new Georgia law that includes restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s […]

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Miami Marlins, loanDepot Announce Naming Rights Agreement for Ballpark

The Miami Marlins will rename its home ballpark as loanDepot park in the first naming rights agreement that the club has had for the venue that opened for the 2012 season. The agreement deepens the relationship between loanDepot and baseball. The company is already the official mortgage provider of MLB and presenting sponsor of both […]

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Buffalo Bills Announce Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York as Stadium Naming Rights Sponsor

The Buffalo Bills officially announced that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York will be the new naming rights partner for Bills Stadium. Effective immediately, the home of the Bills will now be named Highmark Stadium. “We are proud to welcome Highmark to the Buffalo Bills family and we are thrilled to partner […]

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NFL Staying With In-Person Activities for 2021 Draft in Cleveland

The 2021 NFL Draft will be held as an in-person event in Cleveland with the rookie draft class near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to go virtual from Commissioner Roger Goodell‘s house. The league announced some its plans for this year’s three-day event after […]

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