Super Bowl XLIX Advertising Sales Continue to Sell Well Despite Ray Rice & Adrian Peterson Controversies

Sports Business: Despite Domestic Violence Controversies, NFL Super Bowl Ad Sales Still Going Strong

With female viewership for professional football at an all-time high, ad sales for Super Bowl XLIX are selling at a steady pace despite the National Football League (NFL) having dealt with Ray Rice's domestic violence and Adrian Peterson's child abuse case.
New Study Shows That EA Sports FIFA Games Helps Attract New Fans to the Sport of Soccer

Study Shows FIFA 15 Video Game Attracts New Fans to Soccer For Holiday Season

With sales of Electronic Arts (EA) Sports "FIFA 15" continue to grow in North America, particularly during the holidays, a recent study showed that the video game draws new fans to the sport of soccer.
Topps Expands Its Archives Collection & Digital Offerings for 2014 Major League Baesball Postseason

Sports Business: The Topps Company, Inc. Expands Archives Collection And Digital Offerings for 2014 MLB Postseason

With the 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason in full swing, The Topps Company, Inc. released a new limited edition series of apparel, hats and wall art from the company's archive collection series featuring some of the leagues most cherished historic ball clubs such as the 1975 Boston Red Sox, 1980 Philadelphia Phillies, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals, 1987 Minnesota Twins, 1974 Oakland A's, 1977 New York Yankees, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1984 Detroit Tigers, 1984 Chicago Cubs, 1986 New York Mets, and the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers.
Topps Teams Up With NFL.com

Sports Business: Topps & NFL.com Team up for 2014 Collectors Set

Capitalizing on the popularity of fantasy league football, The Topps Company, Inc partnered up with NFL.com to develop an innovative 2014 card set for collectors of both hobbies.
Is Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis Eyeing a Move to San Antonio or Los Angeles?

Oakland Raiders Look Toward San Antonio or Los Angeles Relocation

With Oakland Raiders owner not looking to re-sign to play home games at O.co Coliseum, team owner Mark Davis is eyeing a potential to San Antonio or Los Angeles.
Topps / UFC

Topps Continues Partnership With Ultimate Fight Championship With New 'Knockout' Series

Topps recently released their Ultimate Fighting Championship flagship "Knockout" 2014 card set featuring a "Triple Threads" series, a 'Fist-ogram' series, their "Three of a Kind Triple Autographs” series, and the "Relic" cards series -- which contain fighter-worn shorts, shirts and mats from some of the company's classic fights.
Nike

Sports Business: Nike Takes Aim at FIFA World Cup Sponsor Adidas For Control of Soccer Market

While stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compete on the pitch for the most prestigious soccer title on the planet, Nike is looking to continue at usurping Adidas' long-time marketing presence in the World Cup, despite being FIFA's longtime sponsorship partner with the quadrennial tournament since 1970.
MLS signs new $720 million with Univision, Fox Sports, & ESPN

Major League Soccer Signs Record-Breaking Deal to Target US Latinos

Major League Soccer (MLS) signed a new eight-year television deal with ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision worth a combined $720 million for the North American soccer league. As part of the deal, Univision gets a minimum of 34 games airing exclusively on UniMás Friday nights, exclusive rights to MLS Playoff games, the Spanish-language rights to the MLS All-Star Game, the MLS Cup, and all U.S. men's national team games across television and digital platforms.
ESPN Deportes

Sports Business SOS: ESPN Deportes Continues Growth, Focusing on Pan-American Games & Euro 2016 After World Cup

ESPN Deportes showcased their talent while touting the network's growth over the last year as they presented their new initiatives for 2014-2015 during Wednesday's Upfront.
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