The UFC moved its December 29th UFC232 card from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on just 6 days’ notice after the Nevada State Athletic Commission decided not to issue headliner Jon “Bones” Jones a license to fight in the state.
The CFB Playoff Selection Committee’s decision to include Oklahoma - at the expense of SEC East champion Georgia and Big Ten champion Ohio State, had many - including Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney - calling for expansion of the current 4-team field to 8 teams; perhaps as soon as 2020.
The undercover sting also determined that the ticketing giant was manipulating inventory to increase the perception of demand and then driving up the price of the remaining seats as actual inventory declined.
Showtime has yet to release the final viewership figures for their December 1st boxing match between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, but The Ring’s Mike Coppinger has reported that the fight is tracking to “surpass 300K buys.”
Liga MX President Enrique Bonilla recently disclosed that the Mexican soccer league has explored a potential merger with Major League Soccer; a proposed superleague would include clubs in upwards of 50 North American markets.
The board of the Remote Gambling Association recently met to discuss self-regulation.
Major League Baseball has asked Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith to return the $5,000 donation it made to the re-election campaign she has since won.
Remember when it was a big deal that Tony Romo, Quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys was dating singer Jessica Simpson?
During the first round of play, the $600 clue in the category “Predictions by 2030” mocked the Lions’ long-running lack of success with winning the NFC North or a playoff game.
As more and more non-endemic sponsors pour money into esports, brands are demanding similar metrics to their traditional sports sponsorships measurement.