News

A collection of thoughts from the Complete SET team as well as general industry story lines

Topps Quickly Sells Out Of Commemorative Aaron Judge Home Run Derby Cards

Topps yesterday afternoon “sold out of cards commemorating” Yankees RF Aaron Judge’s Home Run Derby title, with prices of autographed cards ranging “from $280 to $3,000 each,” according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. Other Topps cards had “pieces of the socks that Judge wore …

Suffolk Downs, Nearing Closure, Hosts Successful Day Of Racing

Suffolk Downs on Saturday “put on a successful day of racing” that drew a total of 10,219 spectators and “many of the sport’s top trainers.” This comes despite the horse racing venue “nearing its closure.” Saturday was “one of six days on which the track will host racing this year.” Suffol…

Today’s Events….

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will co-host WFAN-AM’s afternoon drive-time show today and tomorrow alongside Evan Roberts from 2:00-6:00pm ET. The duo is filling in for a vacationing Mike Francesa , but Christie also is being considered as a regular WFAN host.

Golden 1 Center is ho…

Today’s Buzzcast

A 3-minute hit on the stories you need to know … Subscribe on iTunes … Check out our podcast home .

Tracktown USA Summer Series Wraps Up First Full Year With N.Y. Event

The Tracktown USA Summer Series drew 3,800 fans and a 0.3 overnight rating on ESPN for its final stop at N.Y.’s Icahn Stadium on Thursday, concluding the startup’s first full year. “We’re very pleased with where we’re tracking this year,” said Tracktown USA CEO Mic…

Cubs Charities Raffling Player-Grade ’16 World Series Ring

Cubs Charities will raffle off a player-grade ’16 World Series ring, donated by Jostens. Fans can purchase a raffle ticket for $10 each. The only player-grade ring available to fans will be customized with the winner’s last name. The raffle ends Sept. 4 at 10:00am CT and proceeds will bene…

Mayweather, McGregor Launch Multicity Press Tour Next Week

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Tuesday in L.A. will embark on a four-city international press tour for their Aug. 26 fight. The events, which will also take place in Toronto, N.Y. and London, will be open to the public ( THE DAILY ).

Meanwhile, the Sept. 16 Ca…

Kenseth Likely Done At Joe Gibbs Racing After ’17 NASCAR Season

NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth on Friday said that he has “no job lined up next year and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing.” Kenseth said he hopes to “still be racing” next year, adding, “I got some wins left in me and hopefully race for championships.” Erik Jones is “like…

SBJ In-Depth: The Education Issue

The industry that awaits sports management program graduates is changing at a rapid rate. We’ll go inside some of these programs to see changes colleges and universities are making to their curriculums to prepare students for jobs that rely more and more on data and analytics, techno…

NBA Offseason Continues To Dominate Summer Headlines With Hayward Signing

Gordon Hayward yesterday became the latest All-Star on the move after agreeing to sign with the Celtics, the latest example that the NBA offseason and free agency period are “more compelling, unpredictable, and full of nail-biting drama than the predictable postseason,” according to Christ…

Jamie Horowitz Out At Fox Sports After Just Two Years In Surprise Move

Jamie Horowitz ‘ career at Fox Sports has ended after a little more than two years. Fox Sports President Eric Shanks announced Horowitz’ departure via an internal email sent out around 10:00am PT on Monday. “We realize this news may come as a surprise for many of you, bu…

In Surprise Move, Jamie Horowitz Is Out At Fox Sports

Jamie Horowitz ‘s career at Fox Sports has ended after a little more than two years. Fox Sports President Eric Shanks announced Horowitz’s departure via an internal email sent out around 10am PT this morning. “We realize this news may come as a surprise for many of you, …

Cardinals To Promote John Mozeliak, Name Mike Girsch New GM

The Cardinals “will reward” Senior VP & GM John Mozeliak with a “role overseeing all of baseball operations – and a title to go with it, akin to president.” The team on Friday is announcing the move, which has been “discussed for several months.” Assistant GM Mi…

NBA TV, NHL Network Going Heavy On Free Agency Coverage

NBA free agency begins on Saturday, and NBA TV on Friday will debut a “Free Agent Fever” show to track the start of offseason player movement. The 90-minute show will begin at 11:30pm ET. The night’s free agency coverage will start with an episode of “The Starters” at 7:00pm and…

Twitter Me This….

Garth Brooks sold out Mercedes Benz Stadium today in 67 minutes, stadium officials announce — Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) June 30, 2017

UCLA gets a $15 million signing bonus tomorrow as part of its 15-year, $280M deal with Under Armour, the largest deal in college sports. p…

NBC Sports To Air AJC Peachtree Road Race Under Three Year-Deal

The July 4 AJC Peachtree Road Race will mark the start of a three-year media partnership among NBC Sports, USA Track & Field and Atlanta Track Club to air a same-day broadcast of the event. This year’s edition of the race will air at 7:00pm ET on NBCSN. The third year of the deal in ‘1…

Klay Thompson Signs 10-Year Extension With Chinese Shoe Brand Anta

Warriors G Klay Thompson “has signed a new 10-year renegotiation extension” with Chinese shoe brand Anta. The deal, negotiated by Wasserman Senior VP/Basketball Greg Lawrence and Thompson’s business manager Joe McLean , makes him “among the top 10 highest earning sneaker endorsers” in…

Dan Gilbert Submits Final Proposal For Potential Downtown Detroit MLS Site

Wayne County (Mich.) on Wednesday “received two final construction proposals to choose from as it looks to either complete its stalled Downtown Detroit jail project or build a criminal justice complex elsewhere to make room” for an MLS stadium downtown, according to Dana Afana of MLIVE.com…