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Could drafting Braden Shipley be franchise-changing move for Mets?

The First-Year Player Draft is a week away. The 2013 edition of the draft will take place on June 6-8 and the Mets are primed to get a highly-touted first round selection when they make their first pick in the 11th spot. The Mets have the foundation for what could be a great rotation some […]

Sports Illustrated Expands Sports Media Presence with SI Now

Sports Illustrated, one of the most recognizable brand names in sports is ready to expand its sports media presence. The company, which is part of Time Inc., is adding to its roster of original video with a 30-minute live-streaming talk show every weekday beginning next Monday. The show will air daily at 1 p.m. EST […]

The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 05.20.13 – 05.27.13

Sports Business ESPN Makes Harsh Sports Business Layoffs ESPN is set to make hundreds of layoffs. ‘The Worldwide Leader in Sports’ who is owned by Disney will reduce staff as well as avoid hiring for current unfilled positions. The company would not say how many jobs are being eliminated. ESPN has about 7,000 employees worldwide. […]

Does Matt Harvey really compare to anyone?

With the way Matt Harvey is pitching to begin his career he is drawing comparisons to some of the greatest right-handed starting pitchers of all-time. “Harvey is a modern day Roger Clemens,” said MLB analyst Mitch Williams on the MLB Network. Sports Illustrated compared Harvey to a young Dwight Gooden and White Sox manager Robin […]

Anheuser-Busch a Sports Sponsorship Heavyweight

St. Louis based Anheuser-Busch, the leading beer brewer in the United States – holding a 47.6 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers – was recently named “Sports Sponsor of the Year” at the 2013 Sports Business Awards. The company brews Budweiser and Bud Light, two of the world’s largest-selling beers and is also […]

ESPN Makes Harsh Sports Business Layoffs

ESPN is set to make hundreds of layoffs. ‘The Worldwide Leader in Sports’ who is owned by Disney will reduce staff as well as avoid hiring for current unfilled positions. The company would not say how many jobs are being eliminated. ESPN has about 7,000 employees worldwide. They are expected to layoff several hundred employees, […]

Atlanta Hawks Could Make Sports History

After being ousted by the Indiana Pacers in round one of the NBA playoffs earlier this month, the Atlanta Hawks decided they needed an upgrade over coach Larry Drew. GM Danny Ferry and the Hawks are targeting coaches with NBA experience such as Stan Van Gundy and Nate McMillan, but they may go outside of […]