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"The place that I really feel is dear to my heart and most important for me is to get a race back in South Africa. I think there's a great following out there and it would be great to be able to highlight just how beautiful the motherland is" -- Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, on where he would like to see the series race in the future (REUTERS, 10/21).

"The landscape for North American rugby and particularly the US is, down the line, quite encouraging. ... But, right now we (USA Rugby) is in a dark place. Covid hit us harder than most (rugby unions) because it led to our bankruptcy" -- USA Rugby coach Gary Gold, ahead of the team's matchup with the All Blacks this weekend in DC (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 10/21).

SBJ Spotlight: TikTok’s threat to traditional sports media

While tech companies are consumed with finding ways to compete with TikTok, almost no one in conventional media “spends any time talking about it,” said Recode senior correspondent Peter Kafka in an Spotlight interview with SBJ’s John Ourand. “To me, that’s just an obvious disconnect.” Kafka authored a recent column headlined, “It’s TikTok’s world. Can TV live in it?” He said the main response to TikTok’s growth from traditional media execs has been to “punt and hope it’s someone else’s problem a quarter from now or two years from now.” But Kafka said that ignores the trend of conventional broadcast audiences growing older while a billion younger consumers spend most of their media time watching short video after short video. “If you’re in the business of getting anyone under the age of 30 to look at what you’re putting on a screen, you have to think about the fact that you’re probably asking them to put down TikTok and watch your thing instead,” said Kafka. “That’s a very difficult ask. … [TikTok] is insanely addictive.”

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: June 29, 2022

BioSteel makes a major move with the NHL, while the USFL looks for additional investors.

SBJ Unpacks: Thaddeus Young, NBA forward and venture capitalist

SBJ's Austin Karp posted up with NBA power forward Thaddeus Young. The 15-year veteran discussed his venture capital strategy, his investment in technology and much more.

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