How Sports Betting Will Impact TV M&A; Toys ‘R’ Us Lives On, Somewhere — ICMYI

With the NFL season around the corner and sports betting nearing widespread legalization, investors need to start thinking football. CBS (CBS) is an interesting proposition, at least from a growth perspective, as the broadcaster will likely look to acquire stations in rich football markets to capture ratings based on gambling interests. Live sports have been […]

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Candid Coaches: Who will be the best team in college basketball in the 2018-19 season?

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander surveyed more than 100 coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at some of the smallest Division I schools. In exchange for complete anonymity, the coaches provided unfiltered honesty about a number of topics […]

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Youth sports will be primary goal for new Hamilton sports complex, developer says

It’s not a big loss for the proposed gigantic sports training and playing facility in Hamilton that professional soccer team FC Cincinnati appears to be heading for a training facility in Milford, the owner of the Hamilton facility said. In fact, it’s a bigger deal, from Spooky Nook Sports’ perspective, for organizations like Hamilton’s championship-winning […]

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Curt Schilling and Steve Deace Try to “Make Sports Talk Great Again”

For the past month, I’ve been watching a show that aims—as a voice-over during the opening credits puts it—to “make sports talk great again.” It streams daily on the fledgling digital-subscription network CRTV, which stands for Conservative Review Television. The hosts of the show, which is called “On the Clock,” are Steve Deace, an Iowa-based […]

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