Short Takes

The UEFA Women's European Championship tournament will draw a record attendance in England this summer with 500,000 tickets already sold (REUTERS, 7/1),

LaLiga side Athletic Club named former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde its head coach. Valverde is set to begin his third tenure as manager of Athletic Club. His appointment comes six days after new club President Jon Uriarte was elected (THE ATHLETIC, 6/30).

LaLiga side Sevilla named online investment platform Degiro its principal sponsor for the '22-23 season. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed (PALCO23, 6/30).

EPL side Southampton became the first team in the league to launch an NFT kit design collection. The club is launching three unique NFTs around the launch of its home, away and third kits for '22-23 (Southampton).

Mike Dean will become a dedicated video assistant referee in the EPL next season. The 54-year-old "hung up his whistle at the end of last season after 22 years of on-pitch duties" (LONDON TIMES, 7/1).

Derby County's takeover by local property developer David Clowes has been completed, ending the League One club's nine months in administration (BBC, 7/1).

South Korea officially submitted its bid to stage the Asian Cup in '23 following China's decision to relinquish its hosting rights, the Korean FA announced (REUTERS, 7/1).

Wallabies' major partner and official vehicle of the club Land Rover Australia have selected three youth mascots as ‘Defenders of Tomorrow’ for the England Series, starting on July 2 in Perth (Land Rover).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: August 8, 2022

Darren Eales departs United; MLB gets a boost at the gate this weekend; Tributes in Canton and Nick Faldo's tearful sign-off.

SBJ Spotlight: Warner Bros. Discovery

CNBC media reporter Alex Sherman joins SBJ’s John Ourand to discuss Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming strategy. The two talk about the company’s interest in sports rights, with Sherman noting that the company is in a cost-cutting mode, which is one reason why it has not been active in media rights negotiations over the past several months.

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