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Category: Business of Sports

COVID-19 transmission risk very low in elite sports events, says UK doctor

(Reuters) – The chances of transmission of COVID-19 during professional sports events are very low, a British doctor researching the impact of the disease told Reuters on Friday. Chris Orton, a research fellow...

NFL could lose $2.7 billion in revenue this season due to COVID-19 pandemic?

The NFL knew it could lose billions of dollars in revenue this season by playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the magnitude of the potential losses and the impact it could have...

ESPN battling NBC for NFL TV rights to Sunday Night Football?

Even in a season when NFL ratings have been down, ESPN and other major networks crave an opportunity to broadcast more NFL games. With the league routinely dominating every night it’s on...

NFL TV ratings: 49ers-Packers ‘Thursday Night Football’ game holds strong despite election

On a night when Thursday Night Football competed with The Bachelorette and another evening of election coverage, the NFL TV ratings for Thursday night’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green...

TV ratings: Cowboys-Eagles ‘Sunday Night Football’ game draws big audience for NFL Week 8

NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Week 8 rivalry game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles delivered the kind of TV ratings the NFL can be proud of. In a year...

NBA could lose $1 billion in revenue if next season starts in January?

The NBA lost more than $1 billion in revenue during a disastrous 2019-’20 season and it could be headed for another economic blow if the start date for the 2020-’21 season is...

Steve Cohen approved as New York Mets owner

Steve Cohen is the new owner of the New York Mets, reportedly receiving approval from Major League Baseball owners and the New York City Law Department on Friday. Cohen, who agreed to...

NFL ratings: ‘Thursday Night Football’ leads night, viewership down sharply from 2019

A week after the NFL ratings for Thursday Night Football plummeted opposite the presidential debate, viewership ticked up slightly for a Week 8 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers. However,...