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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 11.18.13 – 11.25.13

This week’s top news in the #SportsBiz includes a major sponsorship extension between Adidas and FIFA that not only benefits the business of soccer, but also developing soccer countries around the world.  Other news includes ESPN rebranding its mobile app, the Aereo dispute, funding of the Vikings new stadium and a list of the top…

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Orlando City Soccer Club Will Move To MLS

Coming fresh off the news that David Beckham (and perhaps Lebron James) are looking to bring an MLS team to Miami, Orlando City Soccer Club has been awarded the expansion status. This isn’t to say Beckham and company won’t be granted a team in Miami, it just means they will have an in-state rival waiting…

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Facebook Partners With SportStream To Become ‘Watercooler’

A battle has raged on between Facebook and Twitter since the second came about.  It seems that there are new social media sites popping up daily, yet many people have remained faithful to the two major social giants. Facebook has long seemed to have the upper hand on Twitter, except when it comes to sports. Twitter…

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Final Four May Look Different This Year Thanks To Turner

CBS and Turner pay an average of $771 million annually over 14 years to broadcast the NCAA Basketball Tournament, or March Madness, if you will.  CBS will exclusively carry the championship game on April 7th, which will be broadcast in the traditional form. Turner, however, will be transforming the way everyone watches the Final Four….

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 11.11.13 – 11.18.13

This week in the #SportsBiz, top news includes the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Other top stories include the WNBA seeing better ratings than the MLS, McDonalds rolling out NFL Rush Zone Happy Meals and a large amount of money riding on Mexico’s playoff against New Zealand.  Stay trendy with some of the top stories…

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Under Armour Chases Nike With MapMyFitness Buyout

Sales of fitness devices, apps and services are expected reach $5 billion by 2016. It’s no wonder Under Armour will purchase MapMyFitness for $150 million. In a move that seems to combat Nike, Under Armour will make the move to acquire MapMyFitness, which is a popular workout application company.  Part of the intrigue behind the move is…

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Sports Media Will Help Industry Growth Through 2017

In a bit of a stagnant economy, US sports have proven to be quite consistent in their growth over the years. This isn’t to say that the sports industry hasn’t been affected by the “economic fallout,” but it has at least stayed relatively healthy. A steady three percent annual growth rate over the last five…

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NBA Looks To Settle Remnants Of ABA Deal

Lately, it seems there has been a lot of talk about the NBA and its media deals. That train is not about to stop. With the NBA losing a bit of money to make fans happy by allowing local games to be streamed over the internet, they may be looking get some of that revenue back….

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Sochi Olympics Cracks Down On Journalists Using Social Media

It has been seen before at the London Olympics: social media crackdowns. Athletes and accredited persons were able to share their experience on social media platforms.  But this came along with a list of guidelines to follow. In the name of the Games, the Sochi Olympics may be cracking down even harder. For example, the…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 11.04.13 – 11.11.13

In this week’s top news from the #SportsBiz, the NFL and its controversies remain a popular topic, but business continues as usual.  Other stories include an app released by the International Olympic Committee, YouTube agrees to stream NBA D-League games, NHL fans seeing a hike in ticket prices, and people turning fantasy sports into a six…

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NBA Will Allow Live Streaming Of Local Market Games

It appears one of the big four sports in the United States has taken it upon themselves to promote steaming of local market games. In a rather unselfish move, the NBA has made the decision to allow just that.  This move is not only a fan-friendly one, but one that could reach a wider demographic…

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2016 Rio Olympics Looking For Big Sponsor Score

The 2016 Olympics are, amazingly, around 1,000 days away.  The 2014 FIFA World Cup is even closer. With these two global events being held by Rio within a span of two years, some experts are saying the country of Brazil is in over its head. Violent street protests are raging because of Brazil’s poor schools, shabby…

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