Esports have exploded, but the profits haven't followed

Jan 19, 2023
Over the past decade, esports have grown to a point where events sell out NBA stadiums. But as popularity has boomed, esports leagues still face major business barriers.
The League of Legends World Championship at San Francisco's Chase Center in November 2022.
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Will the sports collectibles market have another good year?

Jan 5, 2022
The trading card business has soared during the pandemic. In the future, innovation may help drive growth.
A man sells vintage baseball cards outside Yankee Stadium. The trading card industry is marketing to millennials now.
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College athletics departments cut pay, staff and teams because of COVID

Oct 19, 2020
Colleges in Texas are losing income with postponed games and crowds at lower capacities.
All in all, the University of Texas has cut about 6% from its sports programs.
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Ping pong, anyone? Sports fans find new games to bet on during the pandemic

Jul 16, 2020
While U.S. pro sports leagues suspend play, table tennis, darts and other more obscure competitions find new fans.
Sports fans have had to look elsewhere for betting opportunities. Above, the final match of the Düsseldorf Masters table tennis competition.
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Colin Kaepernick may make it back on an NFL team

Nov 15, 2019
The NFL is holding a private workout for Colin Kaepernick. Some of the details are puzzling.
Colin Kaepernick (R), and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers (L), kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on Sept. 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
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Video game fans now pay to watch others play games in person

Feb 16, 2018
Professional gamers are drawing in the crowds as esports phenomenon spreads.
A view of the Blizzard Arena.
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Beer, big screen TVs and the Dodgers

Oct 13, 2017
Fall sports are in full swing. Football season began last month, hockey kicked off last week, basketball begins soon and playoff baseball has fans riveted. And lots of people will be watching from sports bars instead of the couch. This is perhaps especially true in Los Angeles, where the Dodgers are in the playoffs, but the […]
Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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NBA's new tool creates near-real time highlight reels

Dec 14, 2015
Sports association hopes to become global powerhouse for online content.

Nike prepares for life after Phil Knight

Jul 3, 2015
The Nike founder will step down, passing on a company at the top of its global game.

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