Tiger Woods’s absence from the Masters Tournament will be felt from Augusta, Georgia, to Las Vegas, where some sports books are projecting a 20 percent decline in the total amount wagered on golf’s first major championship of the year.
The National Football League is pushing back the start of about 40 Sunday afternoon games after finding that television audiences were cut off from the conclusion of 44 early contests in the past three seasons.
A retractable roof will be added to the U.S. Open’s biggest stadium, possibly as soon as 2016, after weather delays wreaked havoc with the Grand Slam tournament’s schedule the past five years, the U.S. Tennis Association said.
College basketball and sports television mark a colorful milestone today: 30 years of coaches wearing Hawaiian shirts at a tournament in a tiny gym that helped turn ESPN into a 24-hour ratings and revenue machine.
The National Football League said it “will strongly oppose” a proposal by U.S. regulators to eliminate the rule that keeps cable providers and satellite broadcasters from showing sports events lacking sellout crowds.
With 32 of a possible 63 titles between them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are the most successful franchises in National Basketball Association history. They’re also a boon to television ratings.