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August 12, 2019

What’s New

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Throughout much of the summer, we have heard that the Cowboys have not made much progress in contract talks with their top extension-eligible players. However, a report from earlier this week suggested that Dallas had a decent shot at reaching long-term pacts with wide receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott before Week 1. (READ MORE) by Rory Parks

The Maven completed its $16.8 million acquisition of financial news service The Street — and “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer has inked a new three-year production deal that will include a new NFL fantasy football subscription service. (READ MORE) by Keith Kelly

Simone Biles continues to do incredible things on the gymnastics floor. A day after nailing a double-double in competition, Biles came back and landed the first triple-double in history. (READ MORE) by Larry Brown

Dave Cobban, the general manager of the Nike Adventure Club, says the company has been building this subscription service for the past two years. Nike brought on 10,000 families from its customer base to test it out, and ultimately found that the parents most interested in this program were people who valued convenience and time over price. (READ MORE) by Elizabeth Segran

The country’s richest sports league — and the one with the most to gain from gambling — has taken a back seat to the NHL, MLB and NBA, each of which has signed multiple marketing partnerships and deals to sell data to operators. (READ MORE) by Eben Novy-Williams

Global over-the-top (OTT) DAZN is holding talks with Sky Italia about launching a dedicated channel on the Italian pay-TV network, according to a report by La Repubblica. (READ MORE) by Steve Impey

A Fox Sports regional network hasn’t carried Chicago teams’ games since 2004, and since 2006, there hasn’t even been a Fox regional sports network in this market. But its specter might hover over the Cubs’ efforts to distribute their new TV network as widely as possible. (READ MORE) by Jeff Agrest

HBO’s Hard Knocks premiered this week, and with the premiere comes a companion podcast, hosted by Good Morning Football host and Fox Sports reporter Peter Schrager. (READ MORE) by Joe Lucia

At only 27, Chris Jericho was a journeyman worker who had found himself a year earlier in WCW. Through sheer will and personality, Jericho turned himself into one of the can’t miss players of TNT’s Monday show. Jericho parlayed that into becoming one of the hottest free agents in the game in the Summer of 99. (READ MORE) by J.D. Oliva

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