Sports Business

Daily fantasy sports company and bookmaker DraftKings is merging with a special purpose acquisition company, allowing it to become public while forgoing the typical IPO process.

Joining us on the show is Sports Business Reporter Jabari Young to talk more about Nike’s Jordan brand hitting its first ever billion dollar quarter.

EBay on Monday announced plans to sell StubHub to Swiss ticket vendor Viagogo for about $4.05 billion in cash.

Contessa Brewer reports from Las Vegas on how sports betting is increasing from the palm of your hands.

Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire investor Mark Cuban believes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would be “good” for the National Football League as an owner.

Ryan Lochte knows what it feels like to be on top: The American swimmer won his first Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Games in Athens when he was 20.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused the NBA of “acting like a wholly owned subsidiary” of China’s ruling Communist Party after a top Houston Rockets executive enraged that country’s authoritarian leaders with his support of anti-government protestors in Hong Kong.

Basketball Hall of Fame player Shaquille O’Neal lent his support to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who ignited an international clash with China earlier this month when he tweeted support for anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

The new Scoreboard app is the first betting service in Oregon since 2007. State lottery officials project $300 million in wagers the first year.

Eunice Yoon is in Beijing for us and reports on the growing rift between the NBA and China.

NBA players have been unusually quiet on China since the nation started severing ties with the league. That may stem from the private advice they are getting from sports agents to tread lightly — or avoid discussing it entirely — if they are asked about the uproar over Hong Kong.

Eric Chemi reports on how some young baseball prospects are looking to improve their skills by using a high tech vision test.

Nearly all of the National Basketball Association’s Chinese partners have publicly announced that they are ending or suspending their relationships with the league.

Chinese state-run television network CCTV said it was suspending the current broadcast arrangements for the NBA’s preseason games in China.

With billions of dollars at stake in China, how does the NBA handle the situation with its geopolitical crisis there. Dean Crutchfield, CEO at Crutchfield & Parters, joins us with his perspective.