Tag Archives: Sports

NBA star James Harden takes stake, board seat in luxury retailer Saks

James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets handles the ball against the Boston Celtics in Game One of the First Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center at Barclays Center on May 22, 2021 in New York City. Steven Ryan | Getty Images NBA superstar James Harden is a new investor in luxury […]

Christian Eriksen ‘in a good mood’ and ‘making jokes’ following cardiac arrest but wants answers from doctors, says agent

Denmark fans shout out Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen’s name after the suspension of the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. HANNAH MCKAY | AFP | Getty Images Christian Eriksen’s agent says the midfielder is “making jokes” in hospital but wants […]

French Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets to claim his 19th Grand Slam title

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Christophe Archambault | AFP | Getty Images Novak Djokovic staged another trademark comeback as he claimed his second French Open title and 19th Grand Slam overall with a five-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. The world No 1 once again showed his exceptional powers of recovery to defeat Greek star Tsitsipas […]

Why golf club-maker Callaway is moving away from the fairway

With a record number of new golfers teeing off in 2020, Callaway, the maker of golf balls, clubs, bags and apparel, has been thriving. Callaway announced in May first-quarter net revenue of $652 million, a 47% increase from a year earlier. “Callaway pre-Covid was already the number one brand in sticks, I call it, which […]

As America reopens, businesses—from airlines to arenas—see an uptick in bad behavior

Crime’s up. Tempers are up. Across the United States, businesses are grappling with an astonishing rise in what can only be called “people behaving badly.” Retail workers have been subjected to horrifying attacks based on their race, gender identity or disability. Flight attendants have been verbally — and occasionally physically — assaulted. Aggressive driving has […]

Starbucks files trademark application for stadium naming rights

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson speaks during the company’s annual shareholders meeting at WAMU Theater, on March 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Stephen Brashear | Getty Images Starbucks filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier in June for the right to use its name on a stadium or training facilities. If approved, […]

Euro 2020 winner: Writers’ picks

France’s forward Kylian Mbappe looks on during the friendly football match between France and Bulgaria at Stade De France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris on June 8, 2021, ahead of the UEFA EURO 2020 European Championships. FRANCK FIFE | AFP | Getty Images Euro 2020 is finally here, but who will win the […]

Bryson DeChambeau is on the rise, but Rory McIlroy remains the projected money king of golf

Bryson DeChambeau of the United States waves on the 13th green during the second round of the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 21, 2021 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Sam Greenwood | Getty Images Rory McIlroy remains the projected money king of golf, and Bryson DeChambeau is on the […]

MLB Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench on sticky baseball controversy: ‘A little pine tar never hurt’

Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench told CNBC that the headlines about pitchers using pine tar or other sticky substances on baseballs shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans.  “Yes, they use pine tar, of course they use pine tar, everybody has used pine tar since I was a rookie in 1967,” said the former […]

Morgan Stanley has a new pipeline into college athlete compensation

Signage is displayed outside Morgan Stanley & Co. headquarters in the Times Square neighborhood of New York. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Morgan Stanley said its sports division has positioned itself in the college sports compensation space with a new partnership with Altius Sports Partners. Altius is an advisory firm that offers guidance […]

NBCUniversal will air more than 7,000 hours of Olympics coverage on TV and streaming video

Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars prior to the Senior Women’s competition of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena on June 06, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Jamie Squire | Getty Images NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC, announced Monday it will show more than 7,000 hours of content from the Tokyo Olympics […]

NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers face mounting concerns after first-round exit and a coaching change

Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter during Round 1, Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on June 03, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. Steph Chambers | Getty Images It all happened so fast, providing another example of […]

Owning a racehorse in the Belmont Stakes is more attainable as fractional ownership platforms grow

Kevin Richardson grew up in West Baltimore and credits horse racing with keeping him out of trouble. He started out cleaning stalls and worked his way up to be an assistant trainer. His love of the sport made him want to be an owner and today he brags of owning shares in 25 horses. “To […]

Banking executive funds lobbying effort to help minor league baseball get Covid relief money

Greg Rosenbaum at the 2016 Olympics U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs | Wikipedia A banking executive and minor league baseball team owner launched an effort to help save various teams by hiring lobbyists to secure federal Covid relief funds as the new season gets underway. Greg Rosenbaum, who owns a Cincinnati […]

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, alleges Nike leaked unauthorized Mambacita shoes

Vanessa Bryant is launching the Mambacita clothing line. Source: Mambacita Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, wants Nike to explain why the Mambacita sneakers that she worked on to honor her daughter have been released without her permission. Bryant said Thursday in an Instagram post that she was upset that the […]