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.
Continue reading “DraftKings Named Official Sports Betting Partner of DRL”
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.
Continue reading “USL-Scottish Premiership Club Partnerships Based on Player Development”
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.
Continue reading “DeMarcus Ware Launches Fitness App: Driven to Win”
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.
Continue reading “Jay Glazer and GNC Release Co-Branded Supplement Line”
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.
Continue reading “DeAndre Hopkins Trade Began ‘Trickle-Down’ Effect for Texans’ Tough Season”
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.
Continue reading “Aaron Rodgers Excited for First Fans at Lambeau Field in 2020”
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.
Continue reading “DRL Partners With Champion, BodyArmor and Respawn”
For 10 years, Danny Cortenraede worked in the telecoms and consumer electronics industry. He spent six years working at Vodafone before joining Sony and then T-Mobile.
Continue reading “How 433 Became the Biggest Soccer Community in the World”
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.
Continue reading “Danilo Gallinari Advises NBA Rookies Build Their Team Off the Court, Too”
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).
Continue reading “Eagles Shouldn’t Move on From Carson Wentz”
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.
Continue reading “Denver Broncos Testing UV Technology to Combat COVID-19”
“One Player Makes an Impact, 2,000 Make a Movement.”
The powerful statement of unity adorning the NFL Players Association Twitter account bio is the message the NFL is striving for with the NFL Votes initiative.
Continue reading “NFL Votes Initiative Registers 900 Players Ahead of 2020 Election”
“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.
Continue reading “Daily Fantasy Meets the Stock Market via Jock MKT”
Former NBA star Chris Bosh is adding another title to his impressive resume that includes: two-time NBA champion, 11-time NBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist, ACC Rookie of the Year, McDonald’s All-American, and Texas Mr. Basketball.
Continue reading “Chris Bosh Named DRL Academy Dean”
There’s things Eli Manning misses about playing in the NFL—training camp, the locker room, and of course celebrating wins with teammates, coaches and staff on the bus ride or flight home.
Continue reading “Eli Manning Still Rooting for Daniel Jones, Giants”
The 2019-20 season might be the longest and most turbulent in the history of soccer, but for Paulo Dybala, he’ll never forget the year of ups and downs.
Continue reading “Paulo Dybala Looking Forward to Building off MVP Season”
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.
Continue reading “Under Armour’s Focus on Women Paying Dividends”
For the first time in the 101-year history of the NFL, the entire slate of Sunday Night Football games will be broadcast in Spanish across the United States.
Continue reading “All Sunday Night Football Games to be Broadcast on Spanish-Language TV for First Time”
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.
Continue reading “Ed Reed Excited to See Lamar Jackson’s Growth”
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.
Continue reading “Former NBA Star Nate Robinson Set to Make His Boxing Debut”
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.
Continue reading “How The Dwyane Wade Celebrity Sports Academy Camp Went Fully Virtual”
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.
Continue reading “Christian McCaffrey, Trae Young, Sabrina Ionescu Join Team BodyArmor”
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.
Continue reading “49ers’ Arik Armstead’s Mission to Tackle Educational Inequality”
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.
Continue reading “Patriots’ James White is Encouraging Youth to Vote”
Ray Warren will admit he wasn’t the biggest soccer guy when he was hired as Telemundo Deportes president in September 2016.
Continue reading “Telemundo Deportes Adds Chivas De Guadalajara To Coverage”
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.
Continue reading “UBS Secures Naming Rights to Islanders’ New Arena at Belmont Park”
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.
Continue reading “Co.Protect Supplies Branded Facemasks to MLS, NBA and WNBA”
There were plenty of eyes on the 2009-10 DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball team. Maryland’s top-ranked program featured future NBA players Victor Oladipo, Quinn Cook, and Jerian and Jerami Grant.
Continue reading “Lakers’ Quinn Cook Partners with Recruiting Platform STAC”
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.
Continue reading “PBR Welcomes Fans Back For First Time Amid Pandemic”
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.
Continue reading “Brandt Bronico Shifts Attention From Wall St To Walt Disney World”
LaLiga, the second major European soccer league to resume play amid the coronavirus pandemic, saw international viewership grow by more than 48% on its first matchday of the league’s restart.
Continue reading “La Liga Viewership Up Nearly 50% After Restart”
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”
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.”
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”
Fabiano Caruana was in a bit of a hurry. The top-rated American chess player and No. 2 player in the world wanted to dispose of India’s Vidit Gujrathi as quickly as possible. He had to go to the bathroom. Continue reading “Online Chess is Growing and Entertaining During Coronavirus Pandemic”
Lyle Thompson had a wooden lacrosse stick put in his hands the day he was born. Growing up, he would train with it, study it and even sleep with it. His stick became his best friend.
Lacrosse is his life. Continue reading “Lyle Thompson Curious, Cautious as Sports Begin to Restart”
Sports have traditionally served as a global unifier. Race, religion, politics, socioeconomic status and gender are all thrown out the window when supporters band together to celebrate (or commiserate) the result of a competition. Continue reading “The Role of Sports During the Pandemic”
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, 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”
Pau Gasol’s wife likes to give him a bit of a hard time. She says he’s too busy and always tries to stay busy no matter the circumstance. Continue reading “Pau Gasol Encouraging Everyone to Remain Active and Healthy During Coronavirus Pandemic”
Maria Taylor planned to make a quick pitstop back home in Georgia before returning to New York City to host the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show on March 16. Continue reading “How ESPN’s Maria Taylor is Adjusting Coverage Amid Coronavirus Pandemic”
Baron Davis is hoping to strike gold again. The two-time NBA All-Star was an early investor in Vitaminwater, cashing out after it was sold to Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion in 2007. Continue reading “Baron Davis Invests in Kitu Super Coffee”
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”
Micheal Azira is no stranger to making the most out of his time, no matter how much or little he has available. Continue reading “Micheal Azira Continuing His Education During Coronavirus Pandemic”
Under Armour is the latest brand to pivot production to assist in the fight against novel coronavirus. Continue reading “Under Armour Manufactures Face Masks for Local Hospital Workers”
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”
Jerome Bettis has high hopes for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020.
“I think the expectation moving into next year is playoffs,” the Steelers Hall of Fame running back said. “One hundred percent.” Continue reading “Jerome Bettis Expects Steelers Will Make Playoffs in 2020”
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”