Pat Evans

Redskins Helmet

Empty Shelves

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  • Minority shareholders look to sell team stakes.

Amazon has pulled merchandise for the Washington, D.C. NFL team from its website as pressure to drop the Redskins moniker continues to increase. Other retailers including Walmart, Nike, and Target have also said they would stop selling the merchandise. Fanatics, which also operates NFLShop.com, will continue to sell the gear. The NFL team is likely to change its name in the coming weeks, and reports suggest there will be no Native American imagery in a new logo. Along with a […]

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Yale Harvard football

Cutting Ivy

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  • The Ivy League is the first college conference to cancel fall sports.

The Ivy League has canceled fall sports competitions as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The league reportedly won’t entertain starting any sports until after January 1, 2021 – which means basketball won’t start as scheduled, if at all. “As athletics is expected to operate consistent with campus policies, it will not be possible for Ivy League teams to participate in intercollegiate athletics competition prior to the end of the fall semester,” the conference said in a release. The Ivy League will […]

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Peyton Manning

Manning’s Place

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  • Patrick Mahomes was No. 3 on the list.

Despite not playing in four years, Peyton Manning still brings in the most dollars from marketing and royalties. Manning earned roughly $3.4 million in the year ending on Feb. 29, according to the NFL Players Association’s annual report to the Department of Labor. The report highlights how much players earn from group licensing, which are deals with six or more players. The bulk of that money comes from companies like Electronic Arts, Nike, Fanatics, and Panini.  The fact that Manning […]

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Stanford Cardinal

College Roundup

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  • UNC and Ohio State postpone voluntary football workouts.

Stanford cut 11 varsity sports Wednesday, joining a growing list of universities to eliminate athletic programs. The cuts will come at the end of the 2020-21 academic year and include: men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball, and wrestling. The school said funding 36 athletic teams was “not sustainable.” Before the pandemic, Stanford already projected a $12 million deficit, which ballooned to a best-case $25 million deficit once […]

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Yale Harvard football

Ivy League Cancels Fall Sports Competitions

  • Ivy League becomes first college conference to cancel fall sports.
  • The league won't contemplate athletic competitions until Jan. 1, 2021.

The Ivy League has canceled sports competitions in the fall as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The league reportedly won’t entertain starting any sports until after January 1, 2021 – which means basketball won’t start as scheduled, if at all. “With the safety and well-being of students as their highest priority, Ivy League institutions are implementing campus-wide policies including restrictions on student and staff travel, requirements for social distancing, limits on group gatherings, and regulations for visitors to campus,” the conference […]

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D.C. United Inter Miami

Sports Get PPP Assist

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  • The PLL, Big 3 Basketball, NWSL and Major League Rugby all qualified.

More than 500 sports organizations were awarded money through the Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released Monday that disclosed all recipients that were awarded more than $150,000. No teams from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL were on the list. Leagues — Big 3 Basketball: $1.6 million; returned $700,000 — Major League Rugby: $1 million to $2 million — NWSL: $1 million to $2 million — Premier Lacrosse League: $1 million to $2 Million MLS Teams — D.C. United: […]

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WNBA Ball

WNBA Stands Up

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  • WNBA players will wear warmup shirts with social justice messaging.

Atlanta Dream co-owner and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler has come under fire for asking the league and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to step back from its plans to promote social justice causes when it tips off this month. Loeffler said the league’s plan of promoting the Black Lives Matters movement and the ‘Say Her Name’ campaign “sends a message of exclusion.” Loeffler’s comments quickly were met with opposition from players. Engelbert and the league released a statement in response on […]

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UA App

Under Armour Clearance

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  • Under Armour purchased the MyFitnessPal app in 2015.

Under Armour is looking to sell the MyFitnessPal app. The apparel company bought the app for approximately $475 million in 2015 as it looked to continue building out a suite of fitness apps and platforms that included MapMyFitness and Endomondo. That app ecosystem was supposed to provide UA ‘unparalleled data and insight’ into athletes while forming deeper relationships with customers. While the company saw an 8.9% uptick in revenue in the first quarter this fiscal year from its connected fitness […]

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Patrick Mahomes

Cashing In

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  • Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year deal worth up to an estimated $503 million.

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes now has the largest contract in sports history, signing a 10-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs worth up to an estimated $503 million. The new deal will go into effect in 2022 as Mahomes currently has two years and $27.6 million left on his existing contract. The $150 million in guaranteed money, however, is less than MLB players Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Gerrit Cole will receive. Trout, the 28-year-old Los Angeles […]

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Back On The Ice

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  • The return to play agreement also comes with a six-year CBA extension.

The NHL and NHL Players Association have agreed to protocols to open training camps and resume the season in Toronto and Edmonton. A new six-year Collective Bargaining Agreement extension was also agreed upon. Among The Details:  — Teams will have 52 people in the bubble, including owners, players, coaches, executives and staff. Each team also needs at least one physician, one compliance officer, and one content creator/social media member. — COVID-19 testing will occur daily for everyone in the team […]

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