With the 2014 World Cup set to start June 12 and Brazil having fallen behind constructing five of twelve venues that will be used in the tournament, FIFA officials head to Brazil to check on progress on the heels of the death of Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, a worker who fell about 25 feet at Arena Corinthians.
David Beckham met with Florida governor Rick Scott looking to garner support for a new stadium in Miami's waterfront for his new Major League Soccer (MLS) team. Beckham and his investors, Simon Fuller and Brightstar Corporation CEO Marcelo Claure, are hoping to gain the same tax benefits that Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), and National Hockey League (NHL) have received in the past.
Prior to the University of Kansas and Wichita State University taking to the court to see if they would move on to the "Sweet 16" of 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament, NCAA president Mark Emmert appeared on NBC's "Meet The Press" to address the lawsuits against the organization - including the latest against the NCAA and the “power conference" seeking to ban the rules that restrict student-athlete payment to tuition, meals, and related fees.
Despite struggles on the pitch and the possibility of missing out on the 2014-2015 Champions League campaign, Manchester United signed a record $1 billion deal for Nike to continue making their kits for the next ten years - surpassing Spain's Real Madrid's 2012 jersey partnership with adidas.
Aric Almirola, who re-signed with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) for three-years in January, talks with LatinoPost.com about his career and the upcoming 56th running of the "Great American Race".
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, recently sent a letter to National Football League (NFL) commissioner Roger Goodell urging his support to change the name of the Washington Redskins name and logo or face losing their non-profit tax status the league has retained since 1966.
Fox Deportes' John Laguna and Brady Poppinga look forward to having the task of being the first broadcast team to do the first Spanish-language Super Bowl telecast for Latinos after the network signed a two-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) for the Spanish-language broadcast rights to the championship game.
With all the advertising blocks sold out for Super Bowl XLVIII, Fox Sports, who bundled their spots with both the National Football League's (NFL) title game and Fox Sports 1 selling packages for up to $4 million for 30 seconds, expects a huge economic windfall.
New York and New Jersey hope to cash in on Super Bowl XLVIII, with politicians such as U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-D) touting the economic gains, which could be up to $600 million according to the National Football League estimations. But sports economist Andrew Zimbalist believes that the gains may not be as high as the NFL would have you believe.
While Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil has been completed in time to host 2014 World Cup matches in June, FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke has threatened to pull the four games scheduled to be played in Arena da Baixada if there is no progress in construction by February 18.
SportsBusinessDaily.com reports that the National Hockey League (NHL) netted a $20 million profit from the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Part of the money goes to the league's pool of hockey-related revenue that is later used to set the salary cap.
U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody rejected the National Football League's (NFL) settlement with the retired players suing the league for concussion-linked injuries they suffered while playing for professional football. Judge Brody has concerns wants both sides to show her specifics of the settlement that show there is enough money to sustain their medical needs.
ESPN and Fox Sports have emerged as the front runners to sign a new rights deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) and U.S. national team home game World Qualifiers broadcast rights after NBC Sports pulled out of the bidding process, according to SportsBusinessDaily.com. The new agreement could be a huge addition for Fox Sports, who also has the English-language broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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Free agent National League Football (NFL) quarterback and former Heisman Award winner Tim Tebow has signed on with ESPN and the SEC Network to join Joe Tessitore and Paul Finebaum as part of the "SEC Nation" pregame show, set to launch in August 2014, despite continuing his pursuit to sign with an NFL team.
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The superhero movie "Deadpool" has crushed box-office records despite the restricted rating (Rated R) given to the film.
This was the first time in their 52 years in the industry to reveal three cover girls.