• Get ready for sports to be the next big investment asset class
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    Get ready for sports to be the next big investment asset class

    Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys in 1989 for $140 million, and today the NFL club’s valuation sits at about $8 billion. While an NFL team is very rarely up for grabs, newer sports teams, leagues, and adjacent companies are increasingly being seen as hot investment opportunities. Angel City Football Club founder and managing partner at Upfront Ventures Kara Nortman told the audience at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival that opportunities are ripe in sports, particularly because of the proliferation of streaming services. She said because of the ever-increasing demand for sports content, emerging leagues in emerging sports have an opportunity to find a broader audience. CBS, for example, bought multiyear…

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  • OUTDOORS: Get ready to get in shape for fall | Sports
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    OUTDOORS: Get ready to get in shape for fall | Sports

    Are you in shape for the fall outdoor season ahead? You had better be ready as things are going to come together very quickly now that Labor Day Weekend is here! I’ve spent my entire life in the outdoors and it takes a lot of energy and stamina to do cold weather outdoor sports. Things like launching a boat in the cold, wading through mud, dragging a deer out from the area where it was harvested, and hauling your gun across an open field; all of these things require more stamina than they do during the warm weather months. I remember days when I walked cornfields, days when I hauled…

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  • Track & Field Ready for 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon
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    Track & Field Ready for 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon

    Story Links EUGENE, Ore. – Three Ole Miss track & field greats will represent their home countries at the 2022 World Athletics Outdoor Championships, which begin Friday at Oregon’s Hayward Field and runs through July 24. This is the first time the World Championship meet has ever been held on U.S. soil.   Ole Miss graduate and All-American discus thrower Brian Williams (men’s discus) makes his second appearance on Team USA after qualifying for the 2019 world meet in Doha. Elsewhere around the globe, recent Rebel NCAA Champions Mario Garcia Romo (men’s 1500-meter) and Sintayehu Vissa (women’s 1500-meter) will represent Spain and Italy, respectively, in…

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