The former president of CBS Sports, testifying in defense of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s refusal to share billions of dollars in revenue with players, said paying the athletes would jeopardize the popularity of college sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.