World Sports

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 119 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about … – Ars Technica

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 119 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 117 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 116 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

Apple is bringing live sports to the Apple TV 4K – TechCrunch

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Apple today said it is bringing live sports to the new Apple TV 4K, though the details aren’t quite clear yet as to how it’s going to play out. The new Apple TV 4K has a dedicated sports tab that has every live and upcoming game, and as seasons change so will the sports tab. There will be scores, and the new TV app is available on the iPhone and…

Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” – Ars Technica

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

reader comments 95 Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday. Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These fees are in addition to…

The no-sports streaming bundle is coming soon from Viacom, Discovery, and others – Ars Technica

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

reader comments 17 The countless number of TV streaming services continues to grow with the addition of a forthcoming bundle that leaves a big audience behind: sports lovers. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, media companies including Viacom, Discovery, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, and Scripps Interactive are joining together to create a sports-free streaming service that will have a “soft launch” in the coming weeks. The report suggests that leaving…

Tony Robbins shines a light on sports psychology and athletes listen – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

NEWARK — At the home of the New Jersey Devils, the crowd is on its feet, jumping and cheering, whooping with delight. The Jumbotron is blasting out the action. Cheerleaders are dancing. It feels like Game 7 is about to start. But the Prudential Center is not hosting a sporting event. The main attraction on a Thursday at lunchtime is not an athlete, even though he is built like one. He is…

JD Sports shrugs off athleisure jitters with record profits – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of JD Sports, said that there were no signs that demand for athleisurewear was fading and shrugged off the comparisons between the company and Footlocker by highlighting that its US rival had blamed the lack of new trainer models during the quarter from Nike and Adidas, rather than softening customer demand.  “I don’t think this is negative for the long term at all,” Mr Cowgill said….

New £600million TV deal means Sky Sports will stream Football League games live online – with a catch – Mirror.co.uk

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Football League have agreed a new five-season deal with Sky Sports that could put the Championship head-to-head with BT Sport’s midweek Champions League coverage. The EFL have negotiated a new £600million agreement for live domestic rights from 2019-20. The deal, which sees Sky Sports exclusively broadcast the EFL, Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and Play-Offs through until May 2024, represents a 36 per cent year-on-year increase on the current deal….

The ‘Athleisure’ fashion trend helped JD Sports boost sales 41% – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Cable Networks Reveal Plans For A Non-Sports Skinny Bundle — Report – Deadline

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A non-sports skinny bundle is about to become a reality. Discovery, Viacom, AMC, A+E, and Scripp Networks are teaming up to offer an entertainment-focused streaming service that will be void of sports programming. The Wall Street Journal reported the news about the skinny bundle and said that the new service will have a soft launch in the upcoming weeks with subscriptions priced at less than $20 a month. The lineup…

The post-9/11 sports moments that helped heal America – GolfDigest.com

Monday, September 11, 2017

It’s as easy to say sports don’t matter as it is to forget they’re not the most important thing on earth. But at 8:46 a.m. on September 11th, 2001—as Flight 11 careened into the North Tower—both of these diametrically opposed perspectives were rendered simultaneously and horrifyingly true. In the hours and days that followed 9/11, sports were nothing more than a footnote. Games were postponed. Superstar athletes became fellow terrified…

Major League Baseball dashes sports-agent dreams of Chicago businessman charged with fraud – Chicago Tribune

Monday, September 11, 2017

When Chicago entrepreneur Brian Brundage was indicted on federal fraud charges in December for allegedly operating a multimillion-dollar electronics recycling scheme, he turned his attention to salvaging his side gig: professional sports agent. With a client roster that included Chicago Bears linebacker John Timu and other players, Brundage’s nascent Worldwide Career Management seemed poised to offer him a glamorous alternative to the once-booming recycling business, Intercon Solutions, that was derailed…

CBS Sports 130 college football rankings: USC surges back after Stanford win – CBSSports.com

Monday, September 11, 2017

Even through the years of NCAA sanctions, Southern California Trojans had a talented roster with future pros. And throughout the last decade, it has usually finished the year in the neighborhood of 10 wins. It’s been the unfulfilled expectations (2012) and falling short in big-time conference contests that frustrates fans and has left college football pundits wary of declaring that USC is “back.”  So when the Trojans started the year…

For Qatari Network beIN Sports, Political Feud Spills Into Stadiums – New York Times

Monday, September 11, 2017

“Every single obstacle to prevent the commercialization of beIN channels has been put in place by the Saudi authorities,” Jordan said. Photo Saudi Arabia’s Nawaf al-Abid, right, with Japan’s Hotaru Yamaguchi during a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. BeIN owned the rights to the game, but it could not get members of its production staff into Saudi Arabia to broadcast it, and then had one of its reporters ejected from…

Don Ohlmeyer, iconic sports, entertainment producer, dies at 72 – ABC News

Monday, September 11, 2017

Don Ohlmeyer, one of television’s most successful and honored innovators as a producer and programmer in both sports and entertainment and one of the original producers of Monday Night Football, has died at the age of 72. “It is with heavy hearts we share that Don Ohlmeyer, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, has passed away at age of 72 due to cancer,” Ohlmeyer’s family said in a statement. “Surrounded…

Sports executive Zach Leonsis and Melissa Cook wed in his parents’ back yard – Washington Post

Monday, September 11, 2017

Melissa Cook and Zach Leonsis. (Aaron Delesie) Knot, tied in style: Zach Leonsis, the son of sports-team owner Ted Leonsis and wife Lynn, married Melissa Cook on Saturday in a ceremony in his parents’ Potomac, Md., back yard. Though obviously, since we’re talking about Washington sports royalty, this was no burgers-and-dogs affair. There were VIP guests aplenty, including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, celebrity chef José Andrés, BET co-founder and Washington Mystics…

Remembering sports figures who have earned monuments in the fight for racial equality – Charlotte Observer

Monday, September 11, 2017

Statues, mute but eloquent, have been upsetting people lately. In some respects it’s surprising many of these grand historical markers have escaped widespread challenge for so long. But while debate rages over the appropriateness of honoring military and political figures associated with divisiveness and racial discrimination, relatively little is offered as a positive alternative for our public spaces beyond a series of empty pedestals and enhanced museum displays. That’s where…