Time Warner Inc.’s Turner Sports and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision have acquired the U.S. TV rights to European soccer’s Champions League, according to people familiar with the matter. The three-year deal with soccer’s European governing body, UEFA, starts in 2018. Turner is paying $60 million a year, one of the people said. Univision Holdings Inc. will spend $35 million a year, said Sports Business Daily, which reported the deal earlier Friday. 21st Century Fox Inc. currently holds the U.S. rights to broadcast Champions League matches. The Champions League was one of the few TV sports deals still up for grabs, since most contracts to show professional football, basketball and baseball
An automotive brand whose manufacturing and research and development operations weave across Ohio will now be woven into Crew SC kits for the foreseeable future. Crew SC announced Acura its new jersey partner today, kicking off a three-year partnership term. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Andy Loughnane, president of business operations for the team, said the agreement represents the largest annual commercial deal in club history. “The integration of a premium brand into the fabric of our jerseys and the fabric of our identity represents another bold step forward for our evolving brand,” Loughane said. “Today is a celebration of two companies that both believe in the power of soccer
Played and started for Narduzzi and potentially has 2 years of eligibility left. Here's the problem-rumor has it he apparently made a racist remark to a teammate that caused a lot of locker room dissension, and he was about to be kicked off the MSU team. Would Narduzzi take a chance on him knowing that could be an unpopular move with his players?