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Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

NBA Announces First Betting Data Partnerships In The U.S. With Sportradar And Genius Sports

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced its first betting data partnerships in the U.S. Beginning this NBA season, Sportradar and Genius Sports will have the non-exclusive rights to distribute official NBA betting data to licensed sports betting operators in the U.S. As more states legalize sports betting, Genius Sports ...

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Deep Reporting Marks Belichick Biography

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With five Super Bowl titles, 17 straight winning seasons — and counting — and more than 40 years on NFL sidelines, Bill Belichick is considered by many to be the greatest coach in pro football history. From the historic highs of the five championships to the lows of his time ...

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ESPN’s 30th Season of MLB Coverage Starts With 14 Season-Opening Games in 2019

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ESPN will open its 30th season of Major League Baseball coverage with 14 season-opening games, beginning with an Opening Day tripleheader on Thursday, March 28, 2019. At 1 p.m. ET, the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge will host the Baltimore Orioles and Trey Mancini. At 4 p.m., the National League Champion ...

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CBSN To Broadcast College Wrestling’s ‘Battle On The Midway” Sunday

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CBS Sports Network, in conjunction with DragonFli Media Technologies and Left Coast Wrestling, will televise the collegiate wrestling showcase, “Battle on the Midway,” to a national-television audience in prime-time this Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET) and on re-air Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. PT ...

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EA SPORTS™ NHL® 19 Honors the Great One with Limited ‘99 Edition’

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) pays homage to Wayne Gretzky with the announce and launch of the EA SPORTS™ NHL® 19 ‘99 Edition’, available worldwide today for a limited time as a digital download on the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The 99 Edition features new cover art of The Great One himself and added benefits in ...

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The Historical Basketball League Hires NBA Champion David West

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The Historical Basketball League (HBL) is the first college basketball league to compensate and educate its players based on their market value. Today, the HBL (@hb_league) took a major step towards its 2020 launch by announcing the hiring of two-time NBA champion David West as the league’s first COO. West will oversee the ...

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The first, definitive biography of La Salle basketball icon, Tom Gola

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Tom Gola is a Philadelphia Big Five basketball icon who led La Salle College to the National Invitation Tournament championship in 1952 and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship in 1954 and holds the NCAA record for most rebounds in a career. He helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the ...

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MIT Sloan Debuts Hoops Analytics Podcast ‘Counterpoints’

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Counterpoints, a new sports analytics podcast, launched this week, with sports analytics consultant, author, and speaker Ben Alamar proposing that basketball IQ, separate from measures of athleticism or past performance, is a predictor of a player’s success in professional basketball. Co-hosted by Ben Shields, who teaches sports analytics at the MIT Sloan School of ...

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MLB, DAZN Announce Live Digital U.S. Rights Deal

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Major League Baseball and global sports streaming platform DAZN have agreed to a three-year live digital rights partnership in the United States, set to begin with the 2019 MLB regular season, it was announced today by Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., and DAZN Group Executive Chairman John Skipper. Today’s ...

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NBC Sports Hypes NASCAR Championship Weekend

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NBC Sports Group is surrounding the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship with a multi-platform promotional campaign featuring this year’s Championship Four contenders, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., and Joey Logano. Throughout the week, NASCAR’s Championship Four will make appearances across NBCUniversal’s television and digital platforms, as ...

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