TikTok teams up with JD Sports to celebrate the UK rap scene | Complete Music Update

TikTok teams up with JD Sports to celebrate the UK rap scene | Complete Music Update

TikTok UK has teamed up with JD Sports to launch a three-part series of programmes celebrating rap…
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Valve wins Sports Emmy for Dota 2’s The International 10 grand finals – Dot Esports

The International is not only the biggest Dota 2 tournament every season, but it also brings a lot …
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Sports Illustrated ‘Is On Fire Right Now’ – Forbes

Sports Illustrated’s June 2022 issue reflects on 50 years of Title IX. Sports Illustrated Media Group, which also includes The Spun, FanNation, The Hockey News, Morning … [+] Read and Athlon Sports, reached more than 92 million unique views in January. The hard-hitting observation—and partial truth—was a line in “What Will Become of Sports Illustrated?” published in The Ringer on April 11, 2018. As much a part of the American fabric as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, Sports Illustrated, the go-to source for sports for more than 60 years, “seems to be dying” penned Michael MacCambridge, who also wrote The Franchise: A History Of Sports Illustrated Magazine a decade prior. Sports Illustrated publisher Time Inc. laid off or bought out 300 employees in June 2017. Magazine subscribers were down from 3.2 million a decade prior to 2.75 million. The once-weekly magazine trimmed its number of issues from 50 to 46 in 2016, then again to 38 a year later. SI was reduced to a biweekly publication in 2018 as subscribers and advertisers abandoned print magazines in favor of digital and social content. The future of the iconic brand that “legitimized sports” according to former TIME managing editor Ray Cave was in doubt as Sports Illustrated was being shopped around for the second time in a year; the male-centric sports publication was the outlier in Meredith’s portfolio of female-focused publications including People, Better Homes & Gardens and Martha Stewart Living. But on May 27, 2019, Authentic Brands Group gave Sports Illustrated a much-needed lifeline after purchasing the brand’s IP for $110 million and licensed its publishing rights to The Maven, which rebranded as The Arena Group in September 2021. While the SI of today is no longer your father’s Sports Illustrated, the brand has grown and evolved, and, it could be argued, is stronger than ever. “This brand is on fire right now,” says Dan Dienst, executive vice chairman of Authentic Brands Group. “It’s very relevant, and it’s becoming even more relevant. Like it overcame “bumbling early years” after first being published in August 1954, Sports Illustrated has evolved with the times as Millennials, Gen Z and Generation Alpha are able to consume news and entertainment 24-7 at their fingertips. What used to be a weekly print-only magazine has evolved into an entire brand ecosystem extending into content and media, hospitality and tourism, betting, fashion and apparel, and live events. In 2020, Sports Illustrated became a monthly publication, publishing 12 issues per year as well as seven special edition issues, including its annual Swimsuit Issue and SI Kids, while ABG launched the first-ever Sports Illustrated Awards as well as SI Studios. Ticketing and gambling verticals were launched the following year with the debut of SI Tix and SI Sportsbook; the latter currently operating in partnership with 888 Holdings in Colorado and Virginia. Ecommerce marketplace SI Shop also launched that year, while SI threw its inaugural Formula 1 event at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Authentic Brands Group, whose mission is to “evolve, transform and reimagine global brands” including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Nautica, Muhammad Ali, David Beckham and Reebok, hasn’t stopped there. Sports Illustrated will expand into hospitality and tourism with SI Resorts—the debut location is expected to open later this year in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, while a second location is planned for Orlando in 2024. The brand also partnered with JCPenny to launch a performance-driven clothing line for men, women and kids in January while also introducing other fashion-focused collaborations with Mitchell & Ness, Forever21, Hard Rock and Alchemist. Sports Illustrated is expanding into hospitality and tourism with SI Resorts in Punta Cana, … [+] Dominican Republic, later this year and Orlando, Florida, in 2024. “What we saw in Sports Illustrated was a classic, timeless prestige brand in the sports ecosystem that plays a very important role as a tastemaker and trendsetter,” says Marc Rosen, ABG president of entertainment. “We saw the opportunity to really leverage that heritage and use what we know how to do best and really bring this brand and business to all these different consumer touch points and transform what a traditional media publishing business was.” While Sports Illustrated has expanded across multiple industries, the brand remains rooted in journalism. Anchored by some of the best scribes in the industry including Tom Verducci, Jon Wertheim, Pat Forde, Chris Herring, Howard Beck and Stephanie Apstein, SI continues to pride itself on its long-form, in-depth features and investigations in the magazine complemented by short-from, snackable content via The Spun, which was acquired for $11 million in 2021, as well as its roughly 120 hyper-local FanNation sites. Sports Illustrated Media Group, which also includes The Hockey News, Morning Read and Athlon Sports, reached more than 92 million unique views in January, growing more than 35% from 68.6 million monthly UVs in December 2021, according to Comscore’s latest reports. SI will leverage youth-focused properties like Faces in the Crowd, Prospects by SI and SI for Kids cards in new ways to further engage with Gen Z and Gen Alpha, including on social media where 19.58% of SI followers are between 18-24 years old; SI’s largest demo on social media is 25-34 (36.5% of followers). “It isn’t by accident that we’ve grown,” says Ross Levinsohn, CEO of The Arena Group and Sports Illustrated. “It isn’t by accident that SI has had kind of a rebirth. But it is all tied to the exact same thing we had when I was growing up—the brand is trusted, the brand is meaningful and sports are really important to people and we’ve tried to embrace that.” The Sports Illustrated brand, which has already ventured into NFTs and has its sights set on the metaverse, long-form documentary projects and sports conferences, is also expanding internationally. In December 2021, ABG partnered with Kouneli Sports to publish the first German edition of Sports Illustrated. The evolution and growth will continue as SI expects to be part of, and driving, the conversation around sports, society and culture for years to come. “We aren’t playing the short game,” Rosen says. “We’re playing this like a marathon. We’re most concerned about the lifetime value and retention of these consumers while bringing on new consumers into the Sports Illustrated ecosystem and super serving them across all these different touch points.
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Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2022 – Sky Sports

Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2022 – Sky Sports

Get Sky Sports Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Stamford Bridge; summer transfer window opens…
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Premier Sports Cup draw LIVE as Aberdeen and Hibs plus Kilmarnock go into the hat for the …

The Premier Sports Cup group stage line up has been announced. With eight groups – from A to H – ma…
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Huddersfield to face Castleford Tigers on Sky Sports

Betfred Challenge Cup Finalists Huddersfield Giants will face Castleford Tigers in front of the Sky Camera’s, as Super League can confirm the Sky Sports broadcast selections for Round 17 in July. The opening game in Round 17 sees Castleford Tigers host Huddersfield Giants live on Sky Sports (Friday, 1 July, 8pm KO) followed by a top of the table clash in Perpignan as Catalans Dragons face off against St Helens (Saturday 2 July, 6pm KO). Betfred Super League Round 17 fixtures in full: Friday, 1 July Castleford Tigers vs. Huddersfield Giants, 8pm (Sky Sports) Saturday, 2 July Catalans Dragons vs. St Helens, 6pm (beIN & Sky Sports) Hull FC vs. Leeds Rhinos, 3pm Toulouse Olympique vs. Hull KR, 9pm Sunday, 3 July Wakefield Trinity vs. Wigan Warriors, 3pm Warrington Wolves vs. Salford Red Devils, 3pm *all kick-off times shown as local time Tickets for the 2022 Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday 24 September are on sale now with prices start at just £2.50 for juniors and £20 for adults. Full details available here: https://www.superleague.co.uk/…
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GreenPark Sports Aims To Be A Conduit To The Metaverse – Forbes

GreenPark Sports Aims To Be A Conduit To The Metaverse – Forbes

According to a recent MarketWatch analysis, the advancement of gamification platforms inside educat…
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LIVE: PREMIER SPORTS CUP 22/23 GROUP STAGE DRAW | SPFL – YouTube

Join us to watch the full draw for the group stages of the Premier Sports Cup LIVE on Friday 28th May, 1pm.Subscribe to the SPFL YouTube here!
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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, May 25th – My Prince George Now

Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th NHL: (2 Tuesday playoff games) Edmont…
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Indiana bans transgender athletes from school sports by voting to override governor's veto

Indiana bans transgender athletes from school sports by voting to override governor’s veto

Indiana’s Republican-dominated state legislature has voted to override the GOP governor’s veto …
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Sky Sports pundit Phil Clarke identifies shock choice as his Man of Steel – Rugby League News

Sky Sports pundit Phil Clarke is well known for his outspoken views. A few years ago, he predicted Salford Red Devils to win the Grand Final after …
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Wimbledon: Benoit Paire critical of ATP for ‘defending Russia’ over ranking points – Sky Sports

Tennis News Outspoken Frenchman Benoit Paire has demanded to know whether the ATP is ‘defending Rus…
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Anglesey company triumphs at global Sports Technology 'Oscars' Awards | North Wales Chronicle

Anglesey company triumphs at global Sports Technology ‘Oscars’ Awards | North Wales Chronicle

READ MORE: Illegal taxis operating in Bangor claim Commuters between Anglesey and Gwynedd thanked f…
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Buckie Thistle and Elgin City await Premier Sports Cup draw – Grampian Online

BUCKIE Thistle and Elgin City could earn a shot at Aberdeen in next season’s Premier Sports Cup. Th…
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AHSAA releases 2023-24 spring sports alignments – The Cullman Tribune

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s (AHSAA) Central Board of Cont…
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NBA odds: Finals MVP futures lines and picks | FOX Sports

NBA odds: Finals MVP futures lines and picks | FOX Sports

As for how to bet the award, FOX Sports betting expert Jason McIntyre shares his insights below. When it comes to the odds of winning the NBA …
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Despite Indiana governor’s veto of banning transgender girls in school sports, it will be law – IndyStar

As promised, the Indiana General Assembly has overturned Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of House Bi…
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Italian sports director dies after rider collision in final sprint – Canadian Cycling Magazine

Some tragic news from the finish of the Trofeo Castelfidardo race in central Italy’s Marche regio…
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"There will be a revolution" – Sports Finding

“There will be a revolution” – Sports Finding

“There will be a revolution.” That’s how clear they manifest themselves within th…
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Boxing: Anthony Joshua and other sports stars support boy injured after fleeing bullies | Marca

S everal sports stars, including boxerAnthony Joshua, have sent messages of support to an 11-year-o…
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Where will Odell Beckham Jr. wind up after rehabbing knee? | FOX Sports

FOX Sports NFL Writer. While NFL observers may have been skeptical upon Odell Beckham Jr.’s arrival in Los Angeles last year, his midseason …
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'Story of my life' – Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool finishing second to Manchester City in the … – Eurosport

‘Story of my life’ – Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool finishing second to Manchester City in the … – Eurosport

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp applauds during a lap of honour at the end of the Engl…
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Quotation of the Day: ‘Beautiful, Extreme, Vulnerable’: Where Climate Is Defeating Sports

As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. “W…
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Kyogo Sports New Look on Japanese TV | Celts Are Here

Kyogo Sports New Look on Japanese TV. By. M.Ross. -. May 23, 2022.
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Sky Sports expert's verdict – Interesting change as Newcastle United don't even get a mention…

Sky Sports expert’s verdict – Interesting change as Newcastle United don’t even get a mention…

The Sky Sports column ‘Jones Knows’ has given some excellent analysis and commentary on Newcast…
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Roja calls upon youth to excel in sports – The Hindu

Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Sports R.K. Roja on Sunday called upon students and youth to act…
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How AI Unlocks The Secrets Behind Sports Rehab and CBD – insideBIGDATA

Like wider society, sports are starting to explore the medical use of cannabis. After making it leg…
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Look: Favorite Paige Spiranac Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos – The Spun

Look: Favorite Paige Spiranac Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos – The Spun

The 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue hit newsstands earlier this week. Over the years, severa…
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A Look Back at MLS: Highlighting Week 12 of 2022 – Philly Sports Network

Week 12 of MLS play took place on a Wednesday night when 20 of the 28 teams were in action. It was …
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Hockey Night in Canada: Stanley Cup playoffs on desktop & app | CBC Sports

Want to watch a free live stream of Stanley Cup playoff games on Hockey Night in Canada? CBC will…
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