Esurance Deal With Minor League Baseball Makes Them First Key Brand Sponsoring Both MLB And MiLB


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Esurance Deal With Minor League Baseball Makes Them First Key Brand Sponsoring Both MLB And MiLB
Esureance and Minor League Baseball have partnered on a sponsorship deal that makes the company the first to see major sponsorship across MiLB and Major League Baseball. Here’s the details.

Wall Street’s Best Athlete Is Crowned At The Decathlon, Winning By Two Points In Final Event
In a showdown between two competitors with NFL backgrounds, Mark Rubin slipped past Decathlon newcomer Michael Greco in the final event to claim his fifth consecutive title.

How An Artist Who Didn’t Golf Became The Painter For The U.S. Open Posters
In creating posters for the U.S. Open, Lee Wybranski says he picks out three or four central themes, focuses on those and leaves out extraneous detail. Wybranski has also created the majority of the U.S. Open logos for the past 13 years.

Wall Street’s Fastest Performance Dress Shoes Set Half Marathon Record
When a luxury shoe company boasts that its dress shoes are as comfortable as sneakers and can perform just as well, it better be able to back up its claims.

This Week In Soccer Biz: Revenue For Euro 2016 To Hit $2.2B
The money available leaves the Copa America Centenario pay out in the shade. At Euro 2016 the winner will receive more than entire Copa America prize and participation pot while the worst performing country at Euro 2016 will pick up 33% more ($9m to $6.75M) than the Copa winner.

Navy’s Visit To Patriots’ Minicamp Serves As Bill Belichick’s Latest Effort To Honor Late Father
Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick has maintained a close relationship with the U.S. Naval Academy since the passing of his father Steve in 2005. Steve Belichick, one of the most revered scouts in college football history, spent 33 years as an assistant with the Navy football program. Last week, Belichick passed on his knowledge of the game by inviting Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo and his staff to the Patriots’ three-day minicamp.

This Week In Women’s Sports: WNBA Celebrates Pride Month, Serena Williams Tops Highest-Paid List
No. 1-ranked professional golfer, Lydia Ko, won her third golf major win at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA. While the LPGA’s brightest star is not a household name to the casual sports fan, at 19-years-old she continues to swing her way into the record books. She is the youngest player to win an LPGA title, youngest to win a major championship, youngest to win the Rolex Player of the Year Award and youngest to rise to Rolex world No. 1. The LPGA’s prize money stands at $63.1 million, which is up from $40.5 million five years ago. Ko earned $525,000 in prize money for her first-place victory, which was 15% of the $3.5 million purse (the second largest behind the U.S. Women’s Open).

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2016

‘FIFA 17’ News: ‘Journey’ Single-Player Story Mode Will Draw Hardcore And Casual Fans
Nothing grabs people like a good story. EA Sports is hoping to capitalize on that concept. The developer/publisher released a trailer announcing ‘The Journey,” a new single-player story mode coming to FIFA 17. Take a look at the trailer:

Golden State Warriors Must Re-Sign Harrison Barnes In NBA Free Agency
The Golden State Warriors are currently focusing on their NBA Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It has been an amazing season for them, although there could be some major changes coming this offseason. Harrison Barnes is set to hit free agency, which will be the Warriors’ top priority.

E3 2016: Live Blog: EA’s Press Conference
The days leading up to E3 2016 have been even more revealing than the actual event. News about several games leaked before originally planned and EA was not immune to this trend.

This Week In College Sports Biz: NCAA Legal Fees Skyrocket, Adding Alcohol To Stadiums And More
We’re in the midst of the NACDA & Affiliates Convention, which means a huge portion of the college athletics world is gathering in Dallas, Texas to share their successes, failures and learn about the latest trends around the industry. I’ll be flying in later tonight to cover it for the next few days, but there’s already some news to report from a session led by NCAA CFO Kathleen McNeely.

This Week In Sports Law: Maria Sharapova Suspended, Darren McFadden Duped, Gawker Gutted?
This week in sports law: Maria Sharapova suspension, Biggest Loser trademark battle, Darren McFadden sues advisor, Gawker Media Group goes into bankruptcy, and more.

KO Of The Year? Vasyl Lomachenko Destroys Rocky Martinez at MSG Theater
One-punch knockouts usually get the nod when we think about the year’s best stoppage wins, but two-punch combinations can be a formula for beauty and brutality.

Veteran Auto Racing Boss Joins Las Vegas Grand Prix Team
Veteran auto racing manager Richard Cregan has joined the team which is bringing Formula One to Las Vegas write Christian Sylt and Katy Fairman.

Trump Wants An ‘Athletes Night’ At The Convention, So Who Could Speak?
Donald Trump has said that he’d like to have an “athlete’s night” at the Republican National Convention. So, who could wind up speaking for him? Here’s a list of some endorsers.

Creator Wins Thrilling Belmont Stakes By a Nose
Creator nosed out Destin to win the 2016 Belmont Stakes.

Ronda Rousey, Paige VanZant And The WWE’s Other Top UFC Targets For Pay-Per-View Appearances
When WWE superstar Brock Lesnar was announced as a co-headliner for UFC 200, MMA and pro wrestling fans alike were left scratching their heads as to how the former heavyweight champion could be crossing over.

This Week in NFL Biz: Jim Kelly’s Comments, Broncos Contract Talks, Tunsil Impressing And More
A recap and analysis of the week that was in the National Football League. News, Notes and Player updates

WWE Continues To Troll Fans By Claiming Roman Reigns Has Best Catchphrase Of The Last Decade
WWE has crowned Roman Reigns its catchphrase king above the likes of Daniel Bryan, Triple H and even John Cena, continuing its new trend of trolling fans when it comes to the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

VIDEO: Former TNA Star Bobby Roode Makes NXT/WWE Debut
Former TNA star Bobby Roode made his long-anticipated debut for NXT. Forbes SportsMoney has the VIDEO of his surprise appearance

The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2016

This Week In MMA Biz: Brock Lesnar’s PED Loophole, Conor McGregor’s UFC First, Ronda Rousey To WWE?
Much to my chagrin, my previous MMA Biz column was filed on the morning of what ended up being the biggest night of the year for the UFC.

Drew Galloway Ready To Steal The Show At TNA Slammiversary 2016
On Sunday, June 12, Drew Galloway will defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Bobby Lashley in the biggest match of the 2016 Slammiversary pay-per-view.

Exclusive Interview: Larry Johnson On Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Final Seconds Of UNLV-Duke
Hours after Muhammad Ali’s memorial service on Friday, former Knicks’ forward Larry Johnson tackled a wide range of subjects including his association with the Nation of Islam and his encounters with the former champ. Johnson, a Basketball and Business Operations Representative with the Knicks, also discussed the current state of the team, the possibility of a 2017 NBA Lockout and the waning moments of UNLV’s loss to Duke in the 1991 NCAA Final Four.

The FBI, the Supreme Court And Mohammad Ali
The recent closing ceremonies for Mohammad Ali have been duly praise worthy for his contributions inside and out of the ring of boxing. There is so much universal praise that I fear we may lose a balanced perspective of history. We gloss over the other kind of rings that swirled around him. He was nearly universally reviled among white Americans, and universally loved in stark contrast by black Americans, particularly the black restless for respect youth. That dynamic is more than a mere footnote in history.

NFL’s Richard Sherman Talks Football, Taxes & Why Billionaire Owners Should Pay For Stadiums
The NFL’s Richard Sherman thinks he’d make a good President. He would fix the deficit, lower taxes – and make NFL owners pay for their own football stadiums.

World’s 20 Most Profitable Sports Teams

Gran Turismo Sport’s Newest E3 Trailer Looks Pretty Darn Cool
It isn’t often you see a four minute and twenty-two second trailer, but that’s exactly what Sony and Polyphony Digital offered the public on Friday with the second pre-E3 look at the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport.

Updated Belmont Stakes 2016 Odds And Weather
Belmont Stakes odds, weather, and news, updated regularly through the day.

Cristiano Ronaldo, The World’s Highest-Paid Athlete, Is Underpaid
Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest paid athlete. But considering how much value he provides his sponsors through social media he’s underpaid.

This Week In Boxing Biz: Ruslan Provodnikov-John Molina Excites Showtime, Lomachenko Wants History
There are two big fights on Saturday: Ruslan Provodnikov vs. John Molina on Showtime and Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Rocky Martinez on HBO. This Week in Boxing Biz previews both.

This Week In WWE Biz: NXT Raid, Brock Lesnar For Paige VanZant?, Shinsuke Nakamura’s Next Feud, More
WWE using Brock Lesnar’s UFC deal to land Ronda Rousey and/or Paige VanZant, plus AJ Styles on Steve Austin’s Stone Cold Podcast, Triple H raiding NXT for Raw and SmackDown, Shinsuke Nakamura’s next feud, NXT likely to sign Eric Young, Bobby Roode and two Ring of Honor Stars and more.

2016 Belmont Stakes: Latest Odds, Best Bets on Exaggerator and the Top Contenders
Exaggerator remains the favorite in the Belmont, but two contenders’ odds are improving.

Celebrities at the 2016 Kentucky Derby

NBA Finals: Warriors Now Are Just One Win Shy of Repeating As Champs — And Avoiding This Fate
By closing out the Cavaliers on Monday at home, the Warriors will not join these six legendary pro sports teams that flopped in the post-season.

How Should WWE Book Brock Lesnar If He Loses To Mark Hunt At UFC 200?
There are many questions surrounding Brock Lesnar’s return to UFC while still under contract with WWE. What if he’s injured? Will this really be a one-off? What if he wins? And, most importantly, what if he loses?

30,000,014 Reasons Why The Big 12 Will Have A Title Game
But not one of them deals with what is best for the players.

Kevin Durant Free Agency: Latest News And Rumors On Thunder, Celtics, Rockets And Other Top Suitors
The Kevin Durant free agency frenzy is officially underway.

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