CAA Amplify Conference Draws Big Names From Worlds Of Sports, Politics, Entertainment

By Liz Mullen Clippers coach DOC RIVERS was one of many speakers from the sports and entertainment industries who spoke about race, immigration, cultural diversity and inclusion at the CAA Amplify conference yesterday in Laguna Beach. About 150 people — including actors, writers, directors, athletes,…

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Senior Tour Officials, Sponsor 3M Want To Bring Regular PGA Tour Event To Twin Cities In ’19

Operators of the PGA Tour Champions event at TPC Twin Cities have partnered with 3M and “made a bid” to host a PGA Tour event there in ’19, according to Chad Graff of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. 3M sponsors the annual senior tour event there, and tournament Exec Dir Hollis Cavner is optimi…

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NBC Sports Getting Into Esports Space, Will Broadcast “Rocket League” Event This Summer

NBC Sports today announced it will “televise an esports tournament later this summer” with an event “built around a popular quirky game called ‘Rocket League,'” according to Sarah Needleman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. NBC Sports Ventures Senior VP Rob Simmelkjaer said that the company is “…

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NFLPA President Says Union Has Yet To Speak With League About Extending CBA

NFLPA President Eric Winston yesterday said that there have “still been no talks with the league” about extending the 10-year CBA signed nearly six years ago, according to Mike Florio of PRO FOOTBALL TALK. He “described the situation as the two sides ‘talking about talks’ with ‘nothing sub…

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San Diego’s MLS Chances Take A Hit With SoccerCity Proposal Moved To November ’18 Ballot

San Diego City Council members yesterday voted unanimously to “send the SoccerCity proposal to voters” in November ’18 instead of “holding a special election this November or adopting the proposal without a public vote,” according to a front-page piece by David Garrick of the SAN DIEGO UNI…

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Soccer Agent Barnett Sets Sights On America For Growth, Directly Challenges Wasserman

London-based agency Stellar Group Founder JONATHAN BARNETT ‘s stable already includes some of global soccer’s “biggest stars,” and now he is “taking on America,” according to a profile by Bruce Schoenfeld of ESPN FC. Barnett has already “made a 12-city, 14-day swing through the NFL a…

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ESPN President John Skipper Gives Blueprint For Future With Executive Shake-Up

ESPN President JOHN SKIPPER ‘s “earthshaking announcement” Friday of promotions, realignments and farewells among senior execs is “in part admission that the old architecture wasn’t working — and also in part, Skipper’s bold blueprint for the future,” according to author James Andrew M…

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Nike Signs Projected No. 1 NBA Pick Markelle Fultz To Multiyear Endorsement Deal

Markelle Fultz, the projected No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, has “agreed to a multiyear show deal with Nike,” according to Nick DePaula of THE VERTICAL. Fultz said, “Growing up, I always wore Nike shoes. I always wanted the newest Jordans and the newest Nikes.” DePaula noted there was…

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Michigan Expecting To Receive $51.1M From Big Ten In ’18, Projects Operating Surplus

The Univ. of Michigan athletic department for FY ’18 “projects an operating surplus” of $2M and will get a “huge financial bump from the Big Ten’s conference distribution,” according to Angelique Chengelis of the DETROIT NEWS. Michigan is expected to receive $51.1M in ’18, a “substantial i…

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Golden No More: McDonald’s Ending Longtime Association With IOC, USOC

McDonald’s is ending its longtime partnerships with both the IOC and USOC “effective immediately,” according to Jessica Wohl of AD AGE. The QSR has sponsored the USOC since ’76 and has served as an IOC TOP sponsor since ’96. McDonald’s and the IOC claim they “mutually agreed” to end the de…

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U.S. Open Merchandise Catering To Locals With Plenty Of Packers, Badgers Colors

The merchandise tent at Wisconsin’s Erin Hills for the U.S. Open features a “variety of green and gold items” to cater to Packers fans, according to Joe Taschler of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Senior Dir of Licensing & U.S. Open Merchandising Mary Lopuszynski said that the location…

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MLB Allowing Nicknames On Back Of Jerseys, Personalized Patches During Players Weekend

MLB will “relax its uniform rules for a weekend” this season, allowing players to “put nicknames on the back of their jerseys, wear fluorescent-colored shoes and personalize a patch paying tribute to someone instrumental in their development,” according to Jeff Passan of YAHOO SPORTS. Play…

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Clothing Outfit Applies For “Judge’s Chambers” Trademark Around Yankees’ Rookie Sensation

N.Y.-based clothing company Block Industries has “applied for a trademark” for the name of Yankees RF Aaron Judge’s cheering section at Yankee Stadium — “The Judge’s Chambers,” according to A.J. Perez of USA TODAY. Block Industries, which “counts baseball-focused apparel-maker…

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Lonzo Ball Among NBA Prospects In Foot Locker’s New Comedic Father’s Day Spot

Foot Locker today ahead of Father’s Day released a comedic new spot focused on memories NBA Draft prospects have of their fathers. Prospects De’Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac and Jayson Tatum all make appearances with memories of their fathers, but Lonzo Ball highlights uniquely comical moments…

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Data Management Firm Umbel Brings On Spurs Exec Mike Malo As VP/Business Development

By Eric Fisher Austin-based data management platform Umbel named Spurs VP/Brand & Marketing MIKE MALO VP/Business Development. The Spurs were an Umbel client. Malo also has worked with the Eagles, D-backs and Crew. He will focus on strategic partnerships with leagues and teams as business-side anal…

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