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Oakley partners with Envy Gaming, a first for the glasses brand

Esports / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Oakley, the luxury sports performance equipment and eyewear brand, has signed a “wide-ranging” partnership with Texas-based esports and entertainment organization Envy Gaming . With this deal, Oakley also becomes the exclusive eyewear partner for Envy’s OpTic Gaming brand, and its players will wear its gear during...

Oilers' AHL affiliate to remain in Bakersfield

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The Oilers' AHL affiliate Bakersfield Condors are “staying in Bakersfield” following the news of the Flames moving their affiliate from Stockton to Calgary, according to Terry Jones of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. The Flames' move will leave the Oilers as the “only Canadian NHL team with a farm...

Source: No indication of Seahawks sale anytime soon

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The Seahawks are “not currently for sale” and that there is “no indication they will be anytime soon,” according to a source cited by Bob Condotta of the SEATTLE TIMES. This comes as some observers have noted that Seahawks Chair Jody Allen has been “overseeing the selling...

Angel City signs first cross-border partnership with Liga MX Femenil club

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
NWSL Angel City FC has agreed to a two-year partnership with Tigres Femenil of Mexico’s Liga MX Femenil, marking the "first cross-border relationship of its kind between clubs in North America’s two biggest women’s soccer leagues," according to Kevin Baxter of the L.A. TIMES. The partnership will...

Goodell unaware of ouster rumor surrounding Commanders' Snyder

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is "not aware ... at all" of the rumor circulating that some NFL owners are "counting votes" to remove Commanders Owner Dan Snyder from his position, according to Madison Williams of SI.com. It is "quite possible that a move towards an owner's vote...

Todd Boehly now in the clear to acquire Chelsea

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Todd Boehly 's deal to buy Chelsea was "finally sealed by Government, the Premier League and Europe." A "fraught two month sale saga was finally resolved" shortly after 7:00am London time today, as Roman Abramovich  was told that he "will now receive the approval licence...

Steelers' Omar Khan expected to be named GM

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Steelers VP/Football & Business Administration Omar Khan  is "expected to be named the team’s new general manager, replacing Kevin Colbert ," per multiple sources. Khan, who has been with the organization for 21 years, "has served primarily as the Steelers’ lead contract negotiator." As part of the...

U.K. gov approval of Chelsea sale brings drawn-out process to end

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The U.K. government’s approval of Dodgers investor Todd Boehly's purchase of Chelsea signaled the "end of not only the most expensive deal in sports history but possibly the most fraught, cryptic and political, too," according to Panja & Smith of the N.Y. TIMES. In the three months since...

Chelsea sale takes another step with EPL approval

Closing Bell / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Dodgers investor Todd Boehly 's purchase of Chelsea is "on the brink of going through" after the EPL board "formally announced he had passed its ownership checks." The U.K. government is now "expected to announce imminently that ministers are now happy to press ahead with licensing the deal." However,...

NFL owners open to league suspension of Snyder

Closing Bell / Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Several NFL team owners today said that "no meaningful steps have been taken toward making a push to remove" Commanders Owner  Daniel Snyder . However, some owners indicated that they "would support a significant league suspension" of Snyder "if allegations of sexual harassment and financial impropriety against him and...
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