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The Historical Basketball League Hires NBA Champion David West

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

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’

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

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

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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‘NBC Camps Story’ Highlights Ore. Hoopster’s Recovery

“An NBC Camps Story” is a new documentary series where inspirational campers and coaches within NBC Camps teach students and parents about life through living examples. The series premiered on Thursday, October 18, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the accident. The first episode featured the tragic triumph of Ana Wakefield, ...

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Maroon 5? Cardi B? Travis Scott? Who Is Odds-On Favorite For Super Bowl Halftime Act?

The oddsmakers at MyTopSportsBooks.com are focusing on their first arrangement of prop bets for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Back in mid-September, the NFL would not confirm or deny reports that Adam Levine and Maroon 5 would headline the NFL’s popular halftime show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 ...

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Mississippi Doc Series Opens With Chronicle Of South Panola HS Football

Batesville, Miss., population about 7,500 at the 2010 census, wouldn’t seem at first glance to be the ideal location for a national high school football power. But as the debut film in the “Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories” series, “The University of South Panola (USP),” which debuted in ...

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NBC To Broadcast The $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational In January 2019

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the third annual running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational on January 26, 2019 from The Stronach Group’s Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Among the entries for the 2019 running of ...

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From ‘Non-Entities’ to Champions, Patriots’ Near Six Decades Chronicled In New Book

In 2020, the New England Patriots will celebrate the 60th anniversary of their birth as the Boston Patriots in the old AFL. Aside from a Championship Game loss in 1963, the AFL years were mostly lean for a team that often played second fiddle in its own market to – ...

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