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Pulisic lives up to expectations with game-winning goal

Daily / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Christian Pulisic scored the lone goal in the U.S.’s 1-0 win over Iran in the FIFA World Cup yesterday that pushed them onto the knockout round, securing a moment in which he “came through with everything he had to offer,” according to Andrew Beaton of the WALL STREET...

U.S. puts failures in past with World Cup advancement

Daily / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The U.S.’s 1-0 win over Iran yesterday to advance to the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup is not just the “most consequential win for U.S. soccer in the eight years” since the 2014 event, but also a “relief … for the youngest team in the...

MGM Resorts cuts ties with Las Vegas Invitational organizers

Daily / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
MGM Resorts is “cutting ties” with the Las Vegas Invitational organizers after last week’s women’s basketball tournament at The Mirage hotel “drew plenty of backlash for its poor setup,” according to Ryan Young of YAHOO SPORTS. The resort in a statement said that it would “no longer...

Saudi Arabia denies bidding for 2030 World Cup

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
A Saudi Arabia Tourism Ministry spokesperson said that the government "doesn’t have an official bid to host" the FIFA World Cup, "retracting comments made yesterday by the tourism minister." The minister had said that Saudi Arabia "was considering a bid" for the 2030 World Cup. The country "has already...

SBJ Media Innovators examines changing landscape

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
SBJ's Media Innovators conference -- formerly Sports Media & Technology -- tips off today in N.Y. The two-day event will examine changes in viewer consumption and content creation, bringing together the executives and pioneers who are paving the way for innovation. The program will unpack the...

Race Team Alliance exploring exhibition races

SBJ Newsletters / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The Race Team Alliance is deepening its relationship with Wasserman to have the sports marketing agency look into the possibility of holding exhibition races, a potentially stunning development that suggests that NASCAR's biggest teams could organize their own events in the offseason. Wasserman Managing Dir of U.S. ...

U.S. advances out of group stage at World Cup

Closing Bell / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The USMNT beat Iran 1-0 in the World Cup today to advance out of their group and will face the Netherlands on Saturday at 10am ET ( SBJ ). The crowd at the 44,000-seat Al Thumama Stadium was "decidedly pro-Iran" ( ESPN.com, 11/29 ). A "mix of...

CFP gives Wed. deadline for '24 expansion decision

Closing Bell / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
CFP leaders issued an "ultimatum to the Rose Bowl this week," giving a "self-imposed deadline of Wednesday to determine whether the CFP can expand in time for the start of the 2024 regular season." If the Rose Bowl cannot agree to the terms, it is "possible it could be...

Facial recognition not allowed at 2024 Paris Games

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Biometric facial scans -- which were widely deployed as a security measure at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics -- will be prohibited at the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Paris due to French privacy law. Parisian politicians had lobbied for Olympic facial recognition software after riot police in...

March of Dimes honors sports figures at luncheon

Closing Bell / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
In Manhattan today, The March of Dimes 39th annual Sports Luncheon, long one of the industry’s most important gatherings, feted ESPN Chair Jimmy Pitaro , Baseball HOFer  Derek Jeter , longtime Rutgers women's basketball coach Vivian Stringer , and PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh ....
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