IOC says it spoke to star player Peng Shuai and she appeared "safe and well"
The International Olympic Committee claims to have held a second video call with Peng Shuai and says the tennis star "appeared to be safe and well, given the difficult situation she is in." But that's not good enough for the Women's Tennis Association, which canceled all future tennis tournaments until Peng's safety can be guaranteed. Elizabeth Palmer reports.news.yahoo.com
DraftKings buys VSiN sports betting video broadcast company
(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)DraftKings has bought Vegas Sports Information Network, a multiplatform broadcast and content company delivering sports betting news, analysis and data to U.S. customers, DraftKings announced Tuesday. The acquisition provides more content for DraftKings, which has retail or online sports betting operations in 14 states. AdVSiN, based in Las Vegas, develops, produces, and distributes up to 18 hours of live sports betting content each day. In addition to its 24/7 stream, VSiN’s original content is accessible through multiple video and audio channels. Its talent roster includes Brent Musburger, the sports broadcaster; and former NFL executive Michael Lombardi.
March Madness and the growth of sports gambling
March Madness and the growth of sports gambling From Vegas casinos to office pools, an estimated 47 million Americans will be betting on the "March Madness" college basketball tournament this month. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger and hopeful bettors about the allure of sportsbooks, and with government officials who are rolling the dice on generating tax revenues from legalized gambling.cbsnews.com
The Broadcaster Time Forgot: CBS’ Irv Cross Created Chances For Black Athletes On Network TV
Cross was the role model for Generation X African-American athletes who transitioned to broadcasting after hanging up their cleats. A deeply religious man, Cross was ready to walk away from his TV career before it started because he strongly believed a suit and tie were proper Sunday attire. The CBS Sports family mourns the passing of Irv Cross. When CBS executives needed a reference for Cross, Musburger gave his former classmate a thumbs-up, and he and his fellow Wildcat jelled perfectly on TV. (Edited by Stan Chrapowicki and Kristen Butler)The post The Broadcaster Time Forgot: CBS’ Irv Cross Created Chances For Black Athletes On Network TV appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
CBS' Brown to host record 10th Super Bowl pregame show
(AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)CBS' James Brown knows what it is like to host Super Bowl pregame shows when the day transcended beyond the teams competing for a championship. Brown hosted Fox's pregame for the 2002 Super Bowl, which occurred nearly five months after 9/11. With the coronavirus pandemic still at the forefront, Brown realizes Sunday's “Super Bowl Today” show could offer the same opportunities, but in a different manner. This is a different kind of backdrop where many people have just been fatigued, given all of the challenges that we’ve had to endure during this time.”AdThis will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame hosted by Brown and his sixth for CBS. He became the pregame host for Fox in 1994 when they outbid CBS for the rights to the NFC package.