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Rob Gronkowski Retires From NFL, Won’t Join Tom Brady for Third Season in Tampa Bay

Four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement again, meaning he will not join Tom Brady for a third season in Tampa Bay. In an Instagram post Tuesday, the four-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots and Buccaneers thanked his teammates and coaches over the years and said he’s going back to “chilling out.” “I […]

Naomi Osaka Launching Media Company With LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is getting into the entertainment business, launching a media company in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company. Osaka and her longtime agent and business partner Stuart Duguid are behind the production banner, which is called Hana Kuma. Osaka and Duguid also launched their own athlete representation banner in […]

In Golf World Stunner, Nick Faldo Retires From CBS Broadcast Booth, Trevor Immelman to Succeed Him

One of the biggest voices in golf media says he will retire from the broadcast booth. Nick Faldo, the six-time major champion who has been the lead golf analyst on CBS Sports and the Golf Channel for more than 15 years, announced his decision in an open letter Tuesday. CBS says that Trevor Immelman, the […]

Former NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer Involved in Fatal Crash

Former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month, police said. The crash occurred June 5 on an exit ramp off of U.S. 54 near Osage Beach, Missouri, according to a crash report from Lake Ozark police. Bowyer, a native of […]

Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title for Fourth Time in Eight Years

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 Thursday night for their fourth title in the last eight seasons. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and was named the NBA Finals MVP as the Warriors claimed the franchise’s seventh championship overall. And this one completed a journey like none other, […]

Former Dick Clark Productions CEO Mike Mahan Tapped to Lead Fanatics Collectibles

Fanatics, the sports merchandise and collectibles giant, has hired former Dick Clark Productions CEO Mike Mahan to serve as CEO of Fanatics Collectibles, a new business unit that will include Topps (which Fanatics recently acquired from Michael Eisner), Candy Digital, which is in the digital collectibles and NFT space, and zerocool, Fanatics’ entertainment and pop […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Bill Simmons (‘Music Box’)

Bill Simmons, this week’s guest on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a sportswriter turned media mogul. Nicknamed “The Sports Guy,” he made his name at ESPN, where he worked from 2001 through 2015 and was behind not only a hugely popular column, but also The B.S. Report podcast, the 30 for 30 documentary […]

Apple Strikes 10-Year Deal for Major League Soccer Rights

In its most expansive move into live sports yet, tech giant Apple will become the exclusive home for Major League Soccer matches globally beginning in 2023. Apple will launch a new MLS streaming service that will include every game, with “a broad selection” of matches and the Leagues Cup available as part of the Apple […]

Eli Manning Animated Kids Show in the Works

Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is expanding his presence in TV. Manning, who co-hosts ESPN’s “Manningcast” with his brother Peyton, will executive produce a new children’s animation series in the works from Headline Studio at Advance, a production company owned by the Newhouse family’s Advance holding firm. No network or streaming is attached […]

Viacom18 Nabs Streaming Rights to India’s Premier League Cricket for $2.6B, Disney Takes TV Rights for $3B

Viacom18 is the new online home of Indian Premier League cricket for the next five years, while Disney’s Star India will remain the sports broadcaster on TV. Fast-growing Viacom18, a joint venture between Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, Paramount Global and Bodhi Tree Systems, the investment company backed by James Murdoch and Uday Shankar, will get […]

Warner Bros. Discovery Taps TelevisaUnivision Exec Luis Silberwasser as CEO of Sports Business

Warner Bros. Discovery has found its global sports chief. The company has tapped Luis Silberwasser, currently president of U.S. networks for TelevisaUnivision, to serve as chairman and and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports. The new role instantly makes Silberwasser one of the most powerful executives in the world of sports, and one of the […]

NBC Sports Says Drew Brees Won’t Be Part of Network’s NFL, Notre Dame Coverage This Year

Drew Brees is officially done at NBC Sports after one year. NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that Brees will not be a part of the network’s NFL and Notre Dame coverage this year. The New York Post reported last month that the former quarterback would not […]