Leagues and Governing Bodies

Next Gen car could lead to sizeable change throughout NASCAR

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
NASCAR's Next Gen car officially was unveiled to the public yesterday and, in a time of transition for the sport after years of decline, a wave of star driver retirements and a dramatic schedule change, it "could end up being the most important," according to Chris Estrada of NBCSPORTS.com....

Mickelson doesn't nix Super League; McIlroy calls it "money grab"

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan's warning against players who may join the Super Golf League did "little to dissuade Phil Mickelson, who has been named in various reports as one of the top players being targeted by the SLG," according to Rex Hoggard of GOLFCHANNEL.com. Mickelson ahead of...

NBA play-in's lead says format offers more pros than cons

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
The NBA's play-in tournament has "had its share of wins," and NBA Exec VP/Basketball Strategy & Analytics Evan Wasch "took the high road" when presented with  LeBron James’ criticisms of it , according to Ben Golliver of the WASHINGTON POST. Wasch, the league's designated lead behind the...

UEFA ready to punish Super League holdouts

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
UEFA is "ready to pursue severe disciplinary action against clubs that signed up to the Super League and have yet to sufficiently distance themselves from the project," according to sources. This could result in the "maximum punishment" under the organization's disciplinary pathway, which is a two-year ban from the...

NASCAR unveils latest generation car model

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
CHARLOTTE -- NASCAR this afternoon officially rolled out its next generation car model that will debut in '22 at an event in Charlotte. The new cars across all the manufacturers (Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota) are being touted as what the sport hopes will evolve everything from the...

NFL giving Super Bowl tickets to vaccinated fans

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The NFL added to its vaccination efforts today with a pledge to provide 50 free tickets to Super Bowl LVI in February '22 at SoFi Stadium. Working closely with the White House COVID Response Team and Global Citizen, the NFL's promotion includes a chance to win a pair of...

AOC to begin vaccine rollout for athletes next week

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Australian Olympic Committee is "setting up its own vaccination hubs around the country to immunise Australian athletes." The vaccination of around 1000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and officials "will begin on Monday." The Australian Institute of Sport is one hub, with the NSW and Victorian institutes of sport...

Stranded Aussie cricketers likely headed to Maldives

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Amid the Indian Premier League's COVID-induced suspension, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association have confirmed that 37 Australian players, commentators and support staff at the tournament "would be flown to either the Maldives and Sri Lanka by the IPL." The Australian contingent "may leave in groups, possibly as...