sports

Topps’ Blank Check Merger Plan Strikes Out
Topps’ Blank Check Merger Plan Strikes Out
August 20, 2021  |  IPO

The baseball card company Topps’ plan to go public through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) has fallen through. As Bloomberg News reported on Friday (Aug....

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Fanatics Sports Merch Company Triples Valuation Year Over Year
Fanatics Sports Merch Company Triples Valuation Year Over Year
August 10, 2021  |  Investments

With its latest round of funding, sports merchandise company Fanatics Inc. has bolstered its valuation to $18 billion, according to a Tuesday (Aug. 10) report...

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Sports NFT Marketplace Dibbs Secures $13M In Funding
Sports NFT Marketplace Dibbs Secures $13M In Funding
July 27, 2021  |  Investments

Dibbs, which bills itself as “the only real-time fractional sports marketplace,” announced a $13 million Series A funding round on Tuesday (July 27) that included...

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The Olympic Flame Is Lit: Let The Modified Games Begin
The Olympic Flame Is Lit: Let The Modified Games Begin
July 24, 2021  |  What's Trending

Late sleepers probably didn’t see it live, but as of 6:55 a.m. ET yesterday morning (roughly 8 p.m. local time in Tokyo) the Olympics got...

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All-Star Game Sponsor Mastercard Expands MLB Collab
All-Star Game Sponsor Mastercard Expands MLB Collab
July 12, 2021  |  Partnerships / Acquisitions

Mastercard is extending its collaboration with Major League Baseball (MLB) and will once again support this year’s All-Star Game as a presenting sponsor. MLB Chief...

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Apple Advances Discussions To Stream Sunday NFL Games
Apple Advances Discussions To Stream Sunday NFL Games
July 09, 2021  |  Apple

Apple is reportedly furthering its early discussions with the NFL about getting the rights to stream Sunday football games, 9to5 Mac reported on Friday (July...

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Sezzle, Gridiron Bring BNPL To Youth Sports
Sezzle, Gridiron Bring BNPL To Youth Sports
June 15, 2021  |  Buy Now Pay Later

The buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Sezzle has formed a partnership with Gridiron Football to provide a digital payment solution for the fast-growing youth...

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Wilson Sports Announces Evolution Into Apparel And First-Ever Retail Stores 
Wilson Sports Announces Evolution Into Apparel And First-Ever Retail Stores 
May 25, 2021  |  Retail

After making tennis rackets, golf clubs, baseball gloves and even the official NFL football since World War II, Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods is launching a...

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Facebook Wants To Add Pay-Per-View Sports
Facebook Wants To Add Pay-Per-View Sports
May 19, 2021  |  Social Commerce

The first pay-per-view sporting event happened more than 60 years ago, when boxing fans mailed $2 to the TelePrompTer company to watch Floyd Patterson retake...

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