NY AG Letitia James presses MSG over use of facial recognition technology

State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during Martin Luther King Jr. Day at National Action Network House of Justice Headquarters. Lev Radin | Lightrocket | Getty Images New York Attorney General Letitia James wants to hear from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation about the company’s reported use of facial recognition technology at its venues. MSG Entertainment has reportedly used the technology to identify and deny entry to multiple lawyers affiliated with law firms involved in ongoing litigation relating to the company, including those with season tickets. According to a letter…

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F1 sends incendiary letter to FIA after Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s ‘inflated price tags of $20bn’ claim

Formula One bosses have accused FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem of “unacceptable” interference in the alleged sale of the sport. After reports of a $20 billion (£16.3 billion) Saudi Arabian bid to buy F1’s commercial rights, Ben Sulayem raised concerns on Twitter about the potential consequences of an “inflated” takeover such as higher ticket prices for fans if the new owners tried to recoup their investment. He added that a potential buyer of F1 should “come with a clear, sustainable plan — not just a lot of money.” Sky Sports…

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LeBron James NBA Finals jersey expected to fetch up to $5 million at auction

LeBron James game-worn jersey from the athletes NBA finals game 7 victory over the Miami Heat in 2013, is on display during a press preview at Sotheby’s auction House on January 20, 2023, in New York City. Angela Weiss | Afp | Getty Images Sotheby’s is listing an iconic jersey worn by LeBron James during his NBA Finals Game 7 victory with the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs in 2013. The company expects the jersey, to sell for between $3 million and $5 million in the online auction,…

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Fanatics is in talks to acquire BetParx sportsbook

New York, NY. – December 7th. Portrait for a profile on Fanatics founder & CEO Michael Rubin at his office in downtown NYC. The Washington Post | Getty Images Fanatics is in discussions to acquire the BetParx sportsbook, as the sports merchandising company looks to take a bigger position in sports betting, according to people familiar with the matter. A deal hasn’t been reached, although Fanatics signed a letter of intent to buy the sportsbook, said the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. A deal price…

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Byju’s plans to end sponsorship of Indian cricket team jersey, as it puts profitability on cards for 2024

Indian education technology start-up Byju’s will not renew its jersey sponsorship deal with India’s cricket team, the company’s co-founder Divya Gokulnath, told CNBC. In a wide-ranging interview, Gokulnath spoke about the path to profitability and the potential for an initial public offering for Byju’s, one of India’s most valuable private technology firms. The Bangalore-based Byju’s delivers online classes to students in various subjects. It has 150 million students across the world, of whom 25% outside of India. Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli in picture. Indian education start-up Byju’s has its…

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LIV Golf reaches broadcast rights deal with CW Network

Signage on a golf ball at the LIV golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Brian Cassella | Tribune News Service | Getty Images LIV Golf reached a multi-year deal to make CW Network the exclusive U.S. broadcast partner of the Saudi-funded professional golf tour that launched last year with dozens of golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson. The CW will air the 14 global events of the 2023 LIV Golf League season, starting with a Mexico tournament from Feb. 24…

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Tennis Channel will air Major League Pickleball tournament matches, deepening broadcast partnership

The Tennis Channel is embracing pickleball. Major League Pickleball announced Thursday the cable channel will broadcast the league’s premier level tournament semifinals and finals in Mesa, Arizona, and will make all matches of the tournament available for streaming. The partnership marks a deepening of the relationship between professional pickleball and the TV network. Pickleball has soared in popularity, with more than 36 million Americans playing the sport last year. Now the Tennis Channel is poised to capitalize on that surge. “We’ve gone from one pickleball event in 2021, we had…

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Soccer star Son Heung-min gives his top 3 tips for making it as a pro athlete

As captain of the South Korean soccer team and a forward for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, Son Heung-min knows a thing or two about becoming a pro athlete. In an interview with CNBC, Son shared his top tips on going pro and handling the pressures that come with it. “Sleep well, eat well and do what you need, you know, like stay in the training ground when you need six hours, seven hours, eight hours,” he told CNBC’s Arabile Gumede in a video interview Friday. Even if distractions…

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WWE’s smaller rival AEW interested in merger, sources say

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon speaks at a news conference announcing the WWE Network at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. Getty Images All Elite Wrestling, a professional wrestling league owned by the Khan family, is interested in merging with World Wrestling Entertainment, according to people familiar with the matter. The Khans, who also own the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the Premier League’s Fulham F.C., could partner with a strategic media company to share the intellectual property while merging the wrestling leagues, said the people, who…

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Iconic Kobe Bryant jersey up for auction, expected to fetch up to $7 million

Sotheby’s is selling Kobe Bryant’s MVP season jersey. Source: Sotheby’s An iconic piece of Kobe Bryant memorabilia is hitting the auction block, and it’s expected to be his most valuable item ever to go up for sale. Sotheby’s is listing a Kobe Bryant jersey, worn in 25 games during his 2007-2008 MVP season. The company said it expects the jersey to sell for between $5 million and $7 million in the online auction. Images of Bryant in the jersey have garnered worldwide recognition since the basketball star’s sudden death three…

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