• On Fox Sports, Viewers Get a World Cup Scrubbed of Controversy
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    On Fox Sports, Viewers Get a World Cup Scrubbed of Controversy

    While most of the broadcasters consider themselves news organizations, they pay exorbitant sums for the rights to show the events, and they know that advertisers and some viewers, not to mention sports’ governing bodies, want nothing to do with stories about human rights abuses and corruption. But they usually make an attempt to cover larger issues, with varying degrees of commitment. Hosting NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in Beijing earlier this year, Mike Tirico directed attention to the U.S. government’s conclusion that China’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslim population amounted to a genocide. NBC also covered myriad issues related to the coronavirus during its broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics,…

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  • Fox Corp’s Lachlan Murdoch unveils new Fox Sports Plaza at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar
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    Fox Corp’s Lachlan Murdoch unveils new Fox Sports Plaza at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar

    Fox Corporation Executive Chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch was in Qatar on Monday to officially open up the new Fox Sports Plaza at Al Udeid Air Base located in the country. Murdoch was in windy Doha – one of the sites of the 2022 World Cup being played in the Gulf country for the first time. He was with Brigadier General Jeffrey Nelson to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the venue, which includes a sports bar, outdoor kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating, multiple TVs, a video-game area and other recreational features. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM FOX Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch. (FOX) It was a gift from…

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  • LIV Golf set to pay to get tournaments on Fox Sports
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    LIV Golf set to pay to get tournaments on Fox Sports

    LIV Golf is nearing a deal to purchase air time for its tournaments on U.S. cable television, multiple sources have told Golfweek. The potential agreement — which is still being finalized — is with Fox Sports 1. While media companies typically pay sports leagues a substantial rights fee to air their products, the deal would not see LIV receive payment, said a source familiar with the discussions. Instead, LIV — which is controversially financed by the Saudi Arabian regime’s Public Investment Fund — would buy time on the cable channel to air its events, a move that will be widely interpreted as a failure to attract serious commercial interest in…

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  • LIV Golf nearing deal to buy time on Fox Sports to air tournaments
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    LIV Golf nearing deal to buy time on Fox Sports to air tournaments

    LIV Golf is nearing a deal to purchase air time for its tournaments on U.S. cable television, multiple people with knowledge of the situation have told Golfweek. The potential agreement — which is still being finalized — is with Fox Sports 1. While media companies typically pay sports leagues a substantial rights fee to air their products, the deal would not see LIV receive payment, said a person familiar with the discussions. Instead, LIV — which is controversially financed by the Saudi Arabian regime’s Public Investment Fund — would buy time on the cable channel to air its events, a move that will be widely interpreted as a failure to attract serious…

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  • Tom Brady to join Fox Sports on lucrative deal as lead NFL analyst when playing career ends
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    Tom Brady to join Fox Sports on lucrative deal as lead NFL analyst when playing career ends

    Tom Brady will join Fox Sports as its lead NFL analyst when his playing career ends. Fox did not disclose terms of Brady’s deal, but the New York Post reported that the seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback has agreed to a 10-year, $375 million contract — the most lucrative in sports broadcasting history. Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch announced the news Tuesday during a corporate investor call. Brady will call games alongside lead play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and will work as an “ambassador” for Fox with a focus on “client and promotional initiatives.” “We are delighted that Tom has committed to joining the Fox team and wish him all the best during…

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  • UM student starts ‘Red Patch Outdoors’ to bring versatility to outdoor sports | ABC Fox Missoula
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    UM student starts ‘Red Patch Outdoors’ to bring versatility to outdoor sports | ABC Fox Missoula

    MISSOULA, Mont. – With a passion for the outdoors and military experience under his belt, one University of Montana student is starting a business making outdoor gear, all while raising two kids and getting his master’s degree in accounting. Charles Luther does crafts projects in his garage for his business, Red Patch Outdoors, which was only started because of an assignment. “I wanted this modular and multi-functional outdoor gear that I could use for hunting and fishing and hiking with the kids and what-not,” Luther said. “I was like, ‘if I can make that and then spin it into a business for this class, that’ll be awesome.’” Luther served four…

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