DraftKings Named Official Sports Betting Partner of DRL

Drone Racing League continues its ascension towards mainstream popularity thanks to its latest partnership with DraftKings.

Beginning today, bettors will be able to place real-time wagers before and during events as pilots maneuver custom-build racing drones at 90 mph via first-person view (FPV) through obstacle courses on both the DRL Simulator and in real life; the current season is virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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USL-Scottish Premiership Club Partnerships Based on Player Development

Whenever Leland Archer arrives for training at the Hibernian Training Centre, he enters the facility with a smile on his face—even when it’s cloudy or raining, which can often be the case in Scotland.

Part of that is due to his personality, but another major reason for Archer to smile is his appreciation of the opportunity at hand. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Archer is one of the first players to benefit from a new partnership between the Charleston Battery of the USL Championship and Scottish Premiership side Hibernian FC.

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DeMarcus Ware Launches Fitness App: Driven to Win

DeMarcus Ware could barely walk when he retired from the NFL. The Super Bowl 50 champion All-Pro linebacker was coming off multiple surgeries to treat a fractured arm, which sidelined him for more than a month during the 2016 campaign, and for a season-ending back injury that December.

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Jay Glazer and GNC Release Co-Branded Supplement Line

Jay Glazer can be seen on Fox NFL Sunday and Fox Football Thursday breaking news and providing last-minute injury updates as the network’s NFL Insider. He is also seen on Paramount Network as host for Bellator’s signature MMA fights. He can also be seen in movies like The Longest Yard and The Game Plan, and on TV shows including Ballers and The League.

But what can’t be seen is the constant battle going on inside his head.

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DeAndre Hopkins Trade Began ‘Trickle-Down’ Effect for Texans’ Tough Season

In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, there was another event that had a ripple effect throughout the NFL. On March 22, the Houston Texans traded All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

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Aaron Rodgers Excited for First Fans at Lambeau Field in 2020

Aaron Rodgers used adjectives like “strange,” “weird” and “different” to describe the current NFL season. The Green Bay Packers star quarterback wasn’t referring to anything on the field though. In fact, it’s been business as usual for the Packers, who are atop the NFC North at 7-3 and currently situated as the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs.

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DRL Partners With Champion, BodyArmor and Respawn

While other sports leagues and organizations are feeling the unrelenting strain and pressure due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Drone Racing League is whizzing by, going about as fast as their custom-built racing drones navigate through gates, turns and obstacles on a course.

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Danilo Gallinari Advises NBA Rookies Build Their Team Off the Court, Too

Danilo Gallinari has played on four different teams since being drafted No. 6 overall in the 2008 NBA Draft. 

While the names and faces in the locker room may have changed as he’s gone from the New York Knicks to the Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers and most recently the Oklahoma City Thunder over the past 12 years, there’s one team that doesn’t change: his off-the-court support system including his parents Marilisa and Vittorio Gallinari, CPA Steve Blatt, agent Michael Tellem, and a team of financial advisors at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management.

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Eagles Shouldn’t Move on From Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz isn’t playing his best football by far and is on track to register his worst season of his NFL career, but he still has plenty of supporters in his corner.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback leads the league in turnovers (16), interceptions (12), and sacks (32), while ranking 31st in completion percentage (58.4).

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Denver Broncos Testing UV Technology to Combat COVID-19

No one has a definitive answer to combat or solve the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Health and safety experts provide their recommendations to government officials and organizations, including professional sports leagues, though most are left to develop their own processes within that guidance.

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Daily Fantasy Meets the Stock Market via Jock MKT

“Set it and forget it” was the frequently repeated tagline for the Ronco Rotisserie & BBQ oven; the rhyming catchphrase is arguably one of the most memorable infomercial taglines ever. A similar mentality is utilized in daily fantasy sports where users draft or select a lineup ahead of a day’s slate of action, set it, and sit back in the hopes that their selections heat up on the field, resulting in more money in their account.

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Under Armour’s Focus on Women Paying Dividends

When then-21-year-old alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn first joined Under Armour in 2006, the decade-old apparel and performance brand out of Baltimore didn’t offer much in terms of women’s-specific apparel or gear.

Like many companies before it and at that time, Under Armour fell victim to the “shrink it and pink it” marketing strategy in an effort to appeal to female customers.

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Ed Reed Excited to See Lamar Jackson’s Growth

Ed Reed wouldn’t guarantee a Super Bowl LV championship or even an appearance in the title game for reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, but the Pro Football Hall of Fame safety still has plenty of faith in his former team heading into the 2020-21 season.

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Former NBA Star Nate Robinson Set to Make His Boxing Debut

Nate Robinson has spent much of his career defying the odds. A former college football player, Robinson’s transition from the gridiron to the court at the University of Washington led to an 11-year career in the NBA. At 5-foot-9, Robinson showed heart is more important than height, winning three NBA Slam Dunk Contests.

Now the 36-year-old retired point guard is out to prove another point.

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How The Dwyane Wade Celebrity Sports Academy Camp Went Fully Virtual

Organizers of the Dwyane Wade Celebrity Sports Academy reached out to CEEK VR last year with a desire to capture complementary content and assets from its 2019 camps.

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Christian McCaffrey, Trae Young, Sabrina Ionescu Join Team BodyArmor

When Mike Repole created BodyArmor in 2011, he had his sights set on surpassing Gatorade as the top-selling sports drink by 2025. People laughed at the lofty goal as the unknown better-for-you sports drink began an uphill battle against the Gatorade Goliath, which has dominated the market since the 1960s.

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49ers’ Arik Armstead’s Mission to Tackle Educational Inequality

Arik Armstead is well aware of the opportunities education and sports have provided him. The San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle is also well aware of the lack of opportunities many face due to various factors, including location and socioeconomic status.

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Patriots’ James White is Encouraging Youth to Vote

James White didn’t vote in the first election he could after he turned 18; it wasn’t until the following primary in 2016 when he first took advantage of his civic duty. Even then, White admits he was unaware of many of the names on the ballot and their accompanying platforms and stances on key issues.

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UBS Secures Naming Rights to Islanders’ New Arena at Belmont Park

UBS announced an exclusive, 20-year naming rights agreement with Belmont Park Arena, the new home of the New York Islanders. Located at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., UBS Arena is still expected to open for the 2021-22 National Hockey League season despite a two-month pause in construction due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Co.Protect Supplies Branded Facemasks to MLS, NBA and WNBA

Less than a month into the coronavirus pandemic, Tom and Melissa Penn were sitting at their kitchen table discussing a recent poll which revealed approximately 80% of those surveyed would feel uncomfortable attending a sporting event during the current climate.

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PBR Welcomes Fans Back For First Time Amid Pandemic

While most eyes are transfixed on the professional sports restarting in Orlando and Utah bubbles, there is one organization that has been holding live events since late April, and is welcoming fans back this weekend for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Brandt Bronico Shifts Attention From Wall St To Walt Disney World

Chicago Fire midfielder Brandt Bronico knows a thing or two about risk. He and teammate Jeremiah Gutjahr became more active investors while Major League Soccer was suspended for approximately three months during the coronavirus pandemic. The two roommates, who both majored in accounting in college, spent their soccer-less days improving their financial literacy and calculating speculation of certain companies and the market as a whole.

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Under Armour Releases Performance Facemask

In late March when Under Armour announced it was shifting production to the design and manufacture of facemasks, face shields and other personal protective equipment for local healthcare workers combatting the coronavirus pandemic, the Baltimore-based company also understood athletes would need to utilize a different type of mask for the unforeseeable future. Continue reading “Under Armour Releases Performance Facemask”

LaLiga Ready to Take Advantage of Restart, Especially in U.S.

Two points separate FC Barcelona and Real Madrid atop the LaLiga standings. Five points separate five clubs between Sevilla (47 points) and Valencia (42) battling for the other two UEFA Champions League spots. As many as six clubs may be fighting for their lives in a relegation battle with a mere four points between No. 15 Valladolid (29 points) and No. 18 RCD Mallorca (25), currently in the drop zone. Continue reading “LaLiga Ready to Take Advantage of Restart, Especially in U.S.”

Question Marks Surround NFL Season Amid Pandemic

The NFL sits in a unique situation. The league is afforded more time than other sports and leagues to implement health and safety protocols, survey and analyze the industry landscape, and wait and see how the coronavirus pandemic plays out over the next few months before beginning its season less than 100 days from now. Continue reading “Question Marks Surround NFL Season Amid Pandemic”

NBA Suspension, Olympics Postponement Gives Pau Gasol Time to Rehab, Plan Future

It’s hard to find many positives in the middle of a pandemic. People are instructed to stay at home as much as possible, restaurants and bars have closed, schools have gone virtual, and sports are suspended. Continue reading “NBA Suspension, Olympics Postponement Gives Pau Gasol Time to Rehab, Plan Future”

LaLiga North America-Uninterrupted Partnership is Win-Win for Both

LaLiga, the premier domestic soccer league in Spain, wants to continue to expand its presence in North America.

Uninterrupted, the athlete-empowerment platform founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, has its sights set on the European market. Continue reading “LaLiga North America-Uninterrupted Partnership is Win-Win for Both”

How Sports Agents Like Deryk Gilmore are Preparing for the NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is still scheduled to take place from April 23-25, albeit with a host of changes and limitations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home and social distancing mandates implemented to limit exposure. Continue reading “How Sports Agents Like Deryk Gilmore are Preparing for the NFL Draft”

Surfer Tia Blanco Staying Busy at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

Tia Blanco isn’t used to being out of the ocean. The 22-year-old professional surfer can only recall one time she hasn’t surfed this long since she was 10—she was in New York City for a week for her sister’s graduation from New York University in 2016. Continue reading “Surfer Tia Blanco Staying Busy at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic”

Deshaun Watson, Jalen Ramsey Partner With Rally Rd

Jalen Ramsey is a huge admirer and fan of Muhammad Ali. The Los Angeles Rams cornerback appreciated Ali’s dominance in the ring, but more importantly, the boxer’s larger-than-life influence in society and culture. Ali exuded confidence that some mistook as arrogance. Ramsey can relate. Continue reading “Deshaun Watson, Jalen Ramsey Partner With Rally Rd”