3:02 a.m. March 24, 2021
- By Tomi Kilgore
Hall of Fame Resort, Dolphin Entertainment stocks nearly double after NFT partnershipShares of both Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co. and Dolphin Entertainment Inc. nearly doubled in premarket trading Wednesday, after companies signed a partnership to offer non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Hall of Fame Resort (HOFV) said late Tuesday that the partnership with Dolphin will allow professional football and sports entertainment fans to buy and sell exclusive content developed by HOFV and its partners. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Dolphin, an emerging thought leader in the NFT market, to accelerate our entry into the space," said HOFV Chief Executive Michael Crawford. "This partnership will provide us with another opportunity to unlock additional value from the one-of-a-kind media projects we have in development." HOFV shares soared 95.5% ahead the open, and Dolphin's stock shot up 86.7%, after rocketing 236.3% on Tuesday following an announcement that the entertainment marketing and content development company had . Dolphin's stock has run up 439.1% year to date through Tuesday and HOFV shares have climbed 227.6%, while the S&P 500 has gained 4.1%.
3:04 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
The U.S. blood supply is so low, blood banks are offering donors VIP Jets tickets or Krispy Kreme donuts for a year The pandemic has canceled more than 50,000 blood drives, and NYC has just enough donor blood to last three daysThe pandemic has canceled more than 50,000 blood drives, and NYC has just enough donor blood to last three days
8:14 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020
- By Tim Rostan
Argentina to mark Diego Maradona's death with three-day period of national mourningDiego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great, . He was 60. Considered by some the greatest player in the game's history, Maradona led his country to the 1986 World Cup title. He played with such globally famed clubs as FC Barcelona in Spain and Napoli in Italy, as well as Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires. His storied playing and later coaching career were marred by problems with drugs and other health issues. The office of Argentina's president was set to decree three days of national mourning, the Associated Press reported.
10:23 p.m. Oct. 20, 2020
William Hill sales partially recover from COVID-19William Hill PLC said Wednesday that net revenue began to recover from the coronavirus pandemic during the third quarter on the back of resuming live sport events and reopening retail businesses. The betting company said net revenue in the 13 weeks ended Sept. 29 was down 9% on the year, taking the year-to-date decline to 25%.
6:22 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020
- By Winona Dimeo-Ediger
The best places to live in America in 2020 These days, it’s about connection, affordability, and the space and opportunity to grow. If you’re ready to make a change, here are 20 of the best places in the U.S.Millions of Americans are re-evaluating where they want to live. If you’re one of them, this list is for you.
7:13 a.m. Oct. 4, 2020
- By Mike Murphy
Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in October 2020 A new ‘Borat,’ and Blumhouse launches four unsettling movies, while Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for spooky laughs with ‘Truth Seekers’Blumhouse launches four unsettling movies, while Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for spooky laughs with ‘Truth Seekers.’
12:59 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020
- By Diane Eastabrook
Is it safe to retire in a college town in the pandemic? Sports, concerts, classes, lectures, restaurants, a vibrant social scene—many of the things retirees enjoy aren’t there, or they feel unsafe doing themCollege towns are often economically vibrant communities that promote healthy aging. But times have changed.
6:05 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020
- By Wendy Helfenbaum
‘Anyone can make money.’ This retired Wall Street investor wants to motivate Americans to do something else: Get off the couch After 30 years of no exercise while building a successful investment career, Jim Owen wants to show it’s never too late to become healthierHis purpose and his legacy now is inspiring older adults to become healthier and more active.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
It’s the end of the world as we know it — and REM’s Michael Stipe doesn’t feel fine The famed Athens, Ga., band’s front man is unhappy with how Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is handling the pandemic and how his town is faring as a resultAthens, Georgia has become a place the exemplifies the worst of public-policy decision making during the coronavirus pandemic, according to one figure closely associated with the city.
3:38 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020
- By Tomi Kilgore
DraftKings stock rallies after exclusive deal with New York Giants football teamShares of DraftKings Inc. rallied 1.8% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the company announced a multi-year exclusive deal to be the sports betting, iGaming and daily fantasy operator of the New York Giants football team. As part of the deal, DraftKings will have access to official Giants logos, and will provide a virtual SportsLounge on Giants' game days. "DraftKings is the preeminent leader in sports betting and daily fantasy sports and we are excited to be the first NFL team to have an exclusive integrated deal in this category," said Giants Chief Commercial Officer Pete Guelli. DraftKings's stock has rocketed 350.6% year to date through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 5.3%.
6:33 a.m. Aug. 30, 2020
- Associated Press
FC Barcelona and La Liga signal unwillingness to allow Lionel Messi to walk away Soccer superstar a no-show at required coronavirus testing on SundaySoccer superstar a no-show at required coronavirus testing on Sunday.
8:33 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020
- By Jeremy C. Owens
Gambling stocks drop amid bad signs for college football seasonSports-gambling stocks were slammed Monday morning as the college-football season appeared on its way to cancellation. Draftkings Inc. dropped as much as 10% in morning trading and Penn National Gaming Inc. declined as much as 9.7%, while overseas gambling concerns such as William Hill PLC and Flutter Entertainment PLC -- which owns former Draftkings rival Fanduel -- declined by smaller amounts. The Big 10 conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which would make it the first of the "Power 5" conferences that lead the sport to make the move. One of the next tier of conferences -- the Mid-American Conference, or MAC -- has already publicly announced it will not play football in 2020. Players in another Power 5 conference, the PAC-12, , and Monday morning said the PAC-12 also expects to announce the cancellation of its season Tuesday. to state that they wish to play the season, but demanded uniform safety protocols, protections and eventually the formation of a players association.
11:32 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020
- By Brittany Anas
Here’s why college towns are among the most economically resilient places in the country These 5 college towns may have enough industry diversity to help them weather economic woesNot even university towns are pandemic-proof. Here are 5 college towns with enough industry diversity to make a rebound.
7:06 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020
- By Mike Murphy
Here’s what’s worth streaming in August 2020: ‘Lovecraft Country,’ ‘Immigration Nation’ and more With few new releases coming, it’s time to dig into the deep libraries of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime VideoIt’s a good thing live sports are coming back, because with a few exceptions, there’s not much worth streaming in August.
4:19 a.m. July 29, 2020
- By Jon Swartz
Congress has a million-plus documents from Big Tech antitrust investigation, and are ready to grill big-name CEOs Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg will testify remotely Wednesday before House antitrust panelFor more than a year, the federal government has circled Big Tech and its business practices. On Wednesday, members of the House of Representatives will roll out evidence their staffs have found and put pressure directly on some of the most prominent executives in the world.
11:14 a.m. July 23, 2020
- By Weston Blasi
Two ways Washington changing its ‘Redskins’ nickname could make the team money Team owner Daniel Snyder is likely to profit from changing the nickname of his franchiseAfter immense public pressure from both fans and sponsors, the professional football team in Washington, D.C. will have a new name.
6:08 a.m. July 20, 2020
- Associated Press
Ballon d’Or — world football’s top individual award — will not be presented this year Reigning Ballon d’Or awardee Leo Messi of Barcelona has won the trophy a record six timesReigning Ballon d’Or awardee Leo Messi of Barcelona has won the trophy a record six times.
1:40 p.m. July 3, 2020
- By Archie Mitchell
‘Let the music play’: Eric Clapton, Iron Maiden and Ed Sheeran and 1,500 leading musicians tell U.K. government Chart-topping singers have banded together to call for a government rescue for live musicEd Sheehan, Iron Maiden and Eric Clapton are among 1,500 U.K. musicians urging the government to support the live music industry.
12:05 p.m. June 30, 2020
- By Archie Mitchell
Five things to know about Leicester: the U.K. city that’s key to preventing a second wave of coronavirus infections Leicester is the U.K.’s first city in a ‘local lockdown,’ a move that could become more common as the world opens back upLeicester, the English town famous for cheese, pork pies, and football, will be kept in lockdown for weeks while the rest of the country enjoys pubs, hairdressers, and restaurants reopening on July 4.
1:58 a.m. June 30, 2020
- By Selin Bucak
Sports are back on the pitch. So is private equity — and the competition is heating up For buyout groups that are persisting with the view that sport has significant growth potential, this has been a good time to buyBuyout groups are scouting for bargains among teams and leagues that are battling with the impact of COVID-19.
1:25 p.m. June 29, 2020
- Associated Press
Ava DuVernay to make Netflix series dramatizing Colin Kaepernick’s teenage years Limited series to explore the experiences that shaped his advocacyColin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.
4:43 a.m. May 29, 2020
- By Callum Keown
English Premier League restart date revealed: Manchester City vs. Arsenal kicks things offPremiership clubs have agreed to start contact training as preparations intensify for the resumption of English football.
5:23 a.m. May 16, 2020
- By Beckie Strum
Beaches and shorelines get the OK to open up across New York state before Memorial Day But those in New York City will remain closed for the foreseeable future, the mayor saysNew Yorkers, on lockdown since mid-March, will get a respite Memorial Day weekend, except in the city.
9:12 a.m. May 12, 2020
- By Weston Blasi
Sportsbooks look to attract bettors in ‘gold rush’ play with media companies Even though most sports leagues are on hiatus, many sportsbooks are forging aheadEven though most sports leagues are on hiatus, many sportsbooks are forging ahead.
4:32 p.m. April 30, 2020
- By Max A. Cherney
Don’t expect big Las Vegas shows soon, but how about some Carrot Top? MGM executive: ‘We will open some of our smaller showrooms … obviously, that begins to scale a little bit differently when you get to Cirque du Soleil’Las Vegas revelers may not see a big casino show for a while, according to MGM Resorts International executives, but Carrot Top could be a possibility.
8:41 a.m. April 27, 2020
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
Blinking in the sunlight: Children make halting return to Spain’s streets after weeks of coronavirus lockdown From Madrid to Barcelona, weeks of lockdown end for the youngest populationSpain began what could be the start of relaxed rules for its citizens on Sunday, starting with the youngest.
12:03 p.m. April 24, 2020
- By Jon Swartz
WWE reports booming profit and sales after furloughing wrestlers, stock jumpsCritics have body-slammed World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for continuing to hold live events and furloughing employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, but investors rewarded the sports-entertainment company Thursday after it reported booming earnings and revenue.