ESPN Is Shutting Down Its Magazine

ESPN The Magazine is in its final quarter. After more than two decades on newsstands, the sports network will cancel the publication after its September issue. “Consumer habits are evolving rapidly, and this requires ESPN to evolve as well,” the network said in a statement. “The only change here is that we are moving away […]

Inside the Battle for the Future of Sports Betting

This spring, Americans will spend $8.5 billion indulging in a time-honored vice: wagering on college basketball games. March brought with it “March Madness,” the three-week-long avalanche of upsets and buzzer-beaters that is the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. And with March Madness comes bets, brackets, office pools, and, of course, lost employee productivity–up to $13.3 billion […]

A Once-Popular Motorcycle League Seeks A Multi-Million Dollar Resurgence

A 65-year-old sports league that’s fallen into obscurity is funneling millions of dollars into rebuilding its loyal and lucrative fan following. American Flat Track, the series that features competitors sliding their motorcycles upwards of 140 mph around a dirt oval, opened its third season in Daytona, Fla., on Thursday with hopes of creating a household […]

NFL’s Roger Goodell May Recruit New Sunday Ticket Partners for Digital Age Football Fans

The National Football League’s Sunday Ticket package of out-of-town games may have finally outgrown its quarter-century exclusive with AT&T’s DirecTV, at least that’s what Commissioner Roger Goodell says as he looks to expand into the digital frontier. Though the league still has a good relationship with DirecTV, it’s considering splitting up the rights to make […]