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United States' A'Ja Wilson, center, grabs a rebound between Nigeria's Adaora Elonu, left, and Atonye Nyingifa during women's basketball preliminary round play at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

At the 2021 Olympic Games, Women Rule

If you asked 100 people interested in this year’s Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo which athlete they want to see the most, it’s a safe bet the first name mentioned would be Simone Biles. Several may say Katie Ledecky. Others would say Allyson Felix, A’ja Wilson or Alex Morgan. As the 50th anniversary of Title […]

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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.   BASEBALL: Yankees-Red Sox Game Postponed by COVID Issues in New York; Outbreak […]

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Fans going to the Footprint Center for Phoenix Suns and Mercury games will have food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable solutions as well as educational points about the positive impact of making a switch from single-use plastics in their everyday lives.

Home of Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury Rebranded as Footprint Center

The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury have announced a long-term partnership with Footprint, a material science company, that includes naming rights and product integration within the team’s downtown Phoenix arena. The Footprint Center will host fans for Suns and Mercury games with food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable and recyclable products. The venue will also […]

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United States coach Gregg Popovich speaks with Bradley Beal during an exhibition game against Australia on July 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bradley Beal Out of 2021 Olympics; U.S. vs. Australia Game Postponed

USA Basketball will have to replace one person on its men’s basketball team after announcing that guard Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards will not play in the Olympic Summer Games, one day after entering health and safety protocols. Beal scored 17 points in the U.S. team’s 108-80 win over Argentina in an exhibition game […]

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Phoenix Mercury Become First WNBA Team With Sports Betting Partnership

The Phoenix Mercury are the first WNBA team to have a sports betting partnership after reaching an agreement with Bally’s Corporation for a gaming access deal that gives Bally’s access to its 15th state for gaming in the United States. Bally’s will be recognized as the exclusive sports betting partner of the Mercury over 15 […]

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Big West Basketball Championships Moving To Dollar Loan Center

The Big West Conference has announced a multi-year agreement to bring the men’s and women’s basketball conference tournaments to the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada, beginning in March 2022. “The Big West stands for innovation and opportunity and the Dollar Loan Center provides a tremendous, state-of-the-art venue to showcase the Big West, its member […]

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Palm Beach County Convention Center Hosts First Basketball Tournament

The Palm Beach County Convention Center hosted the first basketball tournament held inside the venue when Balling on the Beach, a youth event with over 300 middle school teams, as part of a partnership with Iconic Creative Agency. Balling on the Beach took place at four South Florida venues with the entirety of the middle […]

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Utah Jazz fans watch during the second half of the team's game against the Phoenix Suns on December 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

How Many Fans Will Be At NBA Playoff Games?

After a regular season in which only the Oklahoma City Thunder did not have fans at home games for the entire year, here are the playoff attendance plans for the NBA teams that remain in the postseason. [What MLB Teams Will Allow Fans This Season?] Eastern Conference Fan Policies (by seed) 1. Philadelphia 76ers (Wells […]

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PointsBet and WNBA Announce Sports Betting Partnership

The WNBA has announced a new partnership making PointsBet an Authorized Gaming Operator of the league, joining the NBA among other partners and becoming PointsBet’s first deal with a women’s professional sports league. As part of the partnership, PointsBet will integrate the WNBA into their betting platforms and receive league sponsorship and brand visibility opportunities. […]

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TBT Announces Five Locations for 2021 Season

Entering its eighth season, The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million, winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, has announced a season with games in five destinations. After completing a bubble season in 2020, TBT will expand its field to 64 teams competing across four regions in 2021 and welcome fans back to events. The season will […]

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