LOS ANGELES -- By the thousands, professional athletes from around the country are seeking medical care or money through California's workers' compensation system for brain trauma and other injuries suffered on the playing field.
Former athletes have filed more than 4,400 claims involving head and brain injuries since 2006 - seven times more than in the previous 15 years, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of state records.
Nearly three-quarters of all new claims made in California now include alleged brain injuries.
NEW YORK -- The NCAA has announced that there is no longer a licensing contract
between itself and video game maker Electronic Arts (EA).
EA is the
producer of the popularNCAA Footballvideo game series.
The NCAA made its stunning revelation Wednesday (July 17).
Negative legal and business concerns were among the reasons the NCAA
gave for cancelling its lucrative licensing arrangement with EA.
current contract between the two entities expires in June of 2014.
There are other external factors that also seem to have played a part
in the NCAA’s decision to be a major detractor from EA.
NATIONWIDE -- A new business, Heraea Marketing, has opened and focuses primarily on the marketing needs of professional female athletes.
Gigi Rock, owner, said that there is a fundamental need to create an affordable marketing service geared towards professional female athletes.
"Professional Female Athletes are not exempt from the need to market themselves or their sport, they have different structural and budget concerns than some of the bigger name athletes in the media right now," said Rock.
CINCINNATI -- Manage
My Auction, LLC, is a professional auction listing services company and
is managing the launch of the Cobb / Edwards T206 Honus Wagner baseball
The card will be listed online April 18th for a 10 day auction.
The Honus Wagner card will be on display and open to the public (free)
in Glendale, Ohio at Heirloom Framing Company on 9 West Sharon Road from
11:00am - 7:00pm on April 18th to kickoff the online auction.
The card has never been displayed publicly until now.
Chris Felix, a
Cincinnati sports artist who was commissioned by the Topps Trading Card
Company 2 years ago, will be featuring an original painting that
illustrates the cousins' 10 year journey.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Batchelor Pad show
has been selected for the
Award in the
Family & Business Entertainers
category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses
throughout the country.
Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe
have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business
CALIFORNIA -- Dallas Mavericks and HDNet chief Mark Cuban said Tuesday that despite making a dollar or two off of the Internet himself from Broadcast.com, he is more bullish on cable right now from a video delivery standpoint.
"I'd rather advertise in a cable programming guide than (on) the Internet," he told an admittedly home court crowd of cable execs at The Independent Show in San Francisco, noting people are buying more TV's than PC's. "The digital side of cable offers more opportunity than the Internet does.
(Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.’s YouTube is in talks with
the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League to
show live games, building on the popularity of cricket’s Indian Premier
League last year, a Google executive said.
YouTube aims to show more live sports in the
second half of the year, said Gautam Anand, Google’s director of content
partnerships for Asia Pacific, in an interview in Seoul Tuesday.
Google is in talks with “most pro sports leagues” including the NBA and
NHL, as well as soccer leagues in Europe, Brian Suh, head of YouTube
Partnership at Google’s Korean unit, said separately.
DETROIT -- Speculation swirls almost daily
about the fate of the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers
even as Major League Baseball boasts record revenue, leading
some analysts and bankers to question whether the league is
minding the store.
Over the past two years, baseball has seen two teams pushed
into bankruptcy—the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers—and
one sports banker wonders whether the Mets may eventually join
them due to a $1 billion legal battle with the trustee for
victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.