Sports

Mizuno USA Selects Searchspring as Site Search Online Partner

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

The company will work with Searchsprings top-rated customer success team to maximize business goals, optimize site search, and create strategic ecommerce campaigns using Site Search, Merchandising and Navigation.

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  • The company will work with Searchsprings top-rated customer success team to maximize business goals, optimize site search, and create strategic ecommerce campaigns using Site Search, Merchandising and Navigation.
  • After a six-month review process with five different search and data companies, Mizuno selected Searchspring for its best-in-class search capabilities, easy user experience paired with white-glove service.
  • Were thrilled to work with Mizuno to help them grow and achieve unbeatable shopping experiences, said Peter Messana, CEO of Searchspring.
  • Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world.

Thunder, Paycom Announce 15-Year Arena Naming Rights Agreement

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Paycom (NYSE: PAYC) today jointly announced an exclusive, 15-year naming rights partnership that will transform the downtown home of the Thunder into Paycom Center.

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  • The Oklahoma City Thunder and Paycom (NYSE: PAYC) today jointly announced an exclusive, 15-year naming rights partnership that will transform the downtown home of the Thunder into Paycom Center.
  • We are honored and excited to expand our partnership with Paycom to include a centerpiece, 15-year naming rights commitment for our arena, said Clayton I. Bennett, chairman of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • The naming rights agreement consists of several marquee Paycom Center signage locations, including the buildings exterior and roof, game floor, scoreboard and more.
  • At ASM Global, we are thrilled with the potential this partnership between the Thunder and Paycom offers for future success of the arena, said Chris Semrau, general manager of Paycom Center.

TEGNA’s Locked On Podcast Network Expands YouTube Presence, Launches NBA Draft Special and First Daily HBCU Podcast

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:30pm

Locked Ons growth on YouTube reflects the appetite of our very engaged and diverse audience, said Adam Ostrow, TEGNAs chief digital officer.

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  • Locked Ons growth on YouTube reflects the appetite of our very engaged and diverse audience, said Adam Ostrow, TEGNAs chief digital officer.
  • In addition, were thrilled to welcome Locked On HBCU to our slate of more than 180 podcasts, Locke continued.
  • The live Locked On NBA Draft 2021 special, a co-production with WFAA, TEGNAs Dallas ABC affiliate, will be hosted by John Karalis ( Locked On NBA and Locked On Celtics ), Chad Ford ( Chad Fords NBA Big Board ) and Rafael Barlowe ( Locked On NBA Draft ).
  • To view Locked Ons current YouTube channels, please visit: Locked On NFL ; Locked On NBA ; Locked On Big 10 ; Locked On Fantasy Basketball ; Locked On Bears (Chicago, Ill.); Locked On Broncos (Denver, Colo.); Locked On Cardinals (Phoenix, Ariz.); Locked On Chiefs (Kansas City, Mo.

Gannett and Tipico Announce Strategic Sports Betting Agreement

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:50am

Gannett Co., Inc (Gannett, we, us, our or the Company) (NYSE:GCI), today announced an exclusive agreement with Tipico USA Technology, Inc. (Tipico), a U.S.-based subsidiary of European based Tipico Group of Companies, the leading sports betting provider in Germany, utilizing their Tipico Sportsbook brand.

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  • Gannett Co., Inc (Gannett, we, us, our or the Company) (NYSE:GCI), today announced an exclusive agreement with Tipico USA Technology, Inc. (Tipico), a U.S.-based subsidiary of European based Tipico Group of Companies, the leading sports betting provider in Germany, utilizing their Tipico Sportsbook brand.
  • Tipico to become the exclusive sports betting and iGaming provider for Gannett, with integration of odds, props, free to play games and betting trends across the USA TODAY NETWORK.
  • The five-year agreement includes $90 million in media spend by Tipico together with performance incentives payable to Gannett for customer referrals.
  • Tipico Group Ltd. employs over 1,800 people worldwide and another 4,200 people working in the Tipico associated franchise network.

David Wertheimer and celebrity-backed venture fund announce new investment in Danish e-bike sensation MATE

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 8:04am

Danish e-bike brand MATE, made famous by record-breaking crowdfunding, secures multi-million euro direct investment from Mirabaud Asset Management through the Mirabaud Lifestyle Impact and Innovation fund (MLII), prompting David Wertheimer, Founding Partner of MLII, to call MATE by far the most fashionable e-bike brand.

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  • Danish e-bike brand MATE, made famous by record-breaking crowdfunding, secures multi-million euro direct investment from Mirabaud Asset Management through the Mirabaud Lifestyle Impact and Innovation fund (MLII), prompting David Wertheimer, Founding Partner of MLII, to call MATE by far the most fashionable e-bike brand.
  • Mirabaud Lifestyle Impact and Innovation (MLII), an investment fund managed by Mirabaud Asset Management, part of the CHF34bn Mirabaud Group , has entered into an agreement with Danish e-bike brand and company MATE.mothership A/S (MATE) for a 3m investment.
  • MATE already owns global celebrity clients and has recently launched great collaborations with lifestyle luxury brands , making MATE by far the most fashionable e-bike brand.
  • Simultaneously, MATE has managed to build in this short period a solid and interactive community of users.

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association Are Proud to Reveal the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award 2021 Preseason Watch List

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:01pm

Other recognized National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) awards announced include the Bednarik Award, Maxwell Award, Mackey Award, Rimington Trophy, Lou Groza Award, Ray Guy Award, Bronko Nagurski Award, Outland Trophy, Butkus Award, Lombardi Award, Biletnikoff Award, Davey OBrien Award, Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp Award.

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  • Other recognized National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) awards announced include the Bednarik Award, Maxwell Award, Mackey Award, Rimington Trophy, Lou Groza Award, Ray Guy Award, Bronko Nagurski Award, Outland Trophy, Butkus Award, Lombardi Award, Biletnikoff Award, Davey OBrien Award, Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp Award.
  • The official presentation of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award takes place in Oklahoma City, following ESPN's live presentation at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
  • Over 600 supporters attend the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Banquet each year, including many celebrities and dignitaries.
  • For more information on the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award and past award recipients, please visit the link below.

Always® and Walmart Continue to Team Up with Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Support the Women’s Sports Foundation to #KeepHerPlaying

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:05pm

To further rally society to #KeepHerPlaying, they are continuing their partnership with Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez and enlisting social media influencers to share firsthand accounts of how sports have had a positive impact on their lives.

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  • To further rally society to #KeepHerPlaying, they are continuing their partnership with Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez and enlisting social media influencers to share firsthand accounts of how sports have had a positive impact on their lives.
  • Without their encouragement and the perseverance I learned in the gym, it would have been difficult to come to this decision, says Hernandez.
  • The Womens Sports Foundation exists to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life.
  • The Womens Sports Foundation has positively shaped the lives of millions of youth, high school and collegiate student-athletes, elite athletes and coaches.

WWE® and Blumhouse Partner to Develop ‘The United States of America Vs. Vince McMahon

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Blumhouse Television are partnering to develop a limited scripted series called, The United States of America Vs. Vince McMahon.

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  • WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Blumhouse Television are partnering to develop a limited scripted series called, The United States of America Vs. Vince McMahon.
  • Jason Blums company, Blumhouse, will develop the series for television, led by Blumhouse TV President Chris McCumber.
  • The series, The United States of America Vs. Vince McMahon, will be the first-ever scripted dramatic portrayal of a chapter in WWEs history.
  • For years, infamous Post writer Phil Mushnick regularly hammered WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon in his column.

ASM Global Enters Strategic Alliance With Honeywell to Create Smarter and Safer Venues

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

ASM Global, the worlds leading producer of entertainment experiences, today announced a strategic alliance with Honeywell, a leader in connected buildings, to help create smarter, safer and more sustainable venue operations and more enjoyable audience experiences across ASMs international portfolio.

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  • ASM Global, the worlds leading producer of entertainment experiences, today announced a strategic alliance with Honeywell, a leader in connected buildings, to help create smarter, safer and more sustainable venue operations and more enjoyable audience experiences across ASMs international portfolio.
  • ASM Global will work with Honeywell to establish new standards related to indoor air quality, safety and regulatory compliance for its VenueShield LIVE proprietary program for venue reopenings and operations.
  • Honeywell will consult with ASM on guidelines related to deploying healthy buildings technology including indoor air quality, safety and security, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • ASM Global President and CEO Ron Bension said, Aligning with Honeywell and its state-of-the-art technology will help ASM elevate even further what are already the worlds finest audience experiences at our venues.