With just 12 months to go until it will be hosting its first ever NFL regular season game, the Rams and Chargers‘ new stadium in Los Angeles finally has a name.
The Rams announced on Sunday that the team’s new $4.9 billion palace in Inglewood, California, will be known as SoFi Stadium after the two sides agreed to a 20-year deal. SoFi is an online personal finance company that helps people achieve financial independence by offering services that range from borrowing, saving, spending to investing.
Although the exact terms of the deal aren’t yet known, the 20-year contract with SoFi is expected to be the largest naming-rights deal for a stadium in NFL history, according to ESPN.com.
If that ends up being the case, that means SoFi will be paying well over $20 million per year for the right
NFL DFS players get another opportunity to cash in during Sunday’s NFL action with a Sunday night shootout between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m ET. Sunday’s single game slate brings some tough questions for NFL DFS players as they set their lineups. Should you go with a more proven option like Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who leads an explosive Atlanta offense at home, or roll the dice on a cheaper, high-upside option like Eagles running back Darren Sproles, who averaged over five yards per carry in Week 1? With FanDuel hosting a $500K NFL Primetime Showdown and DraftKings running a $800K Sunday Night Showdown that awards $200K to the winner, there are some difficult decisions for NFL DFS players to make. Before locking in any rosters, be sure to check out the
The Jaguars and Texans are underway in Houston in an AFC South battle of 0-1 teams.
Both squads are in search of a bounce-back effort this week following a tough-luck season-opening loss. The Jags are being led by rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew — a sixth-round pick out of Washington State — after Nick Foles broke his collarbone in Week 1. Meanwhile, Deshaun Watson and the Texans are trying to wash the taste of a bitter Week 1 loss to the Saints out of their mouths.
Stick with CBS Sports as we follow the action in the Week 2 divisional battle in Houston.
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Time: 1 p.m. ET
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The 2019 season didn’t exactly start off on the right foot
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers‘ issues during the second half of the 2018 season have spilled into the first two games of the 2018 season. After winning just one of their final eight games last season, Carolina became the first team in 2019 to go to 0-2 following their 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Newton and the Panthers’ continued struggled inspired Michael Vick, a former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback and current analyst for FOX Sports, to say that this will be Newton’s last season with the Panthers.
“In 2020, Cam Newton will not be a Carolina Panther,” Vick said of the Panthers’ first round pick in the 2011 draft. “They keep you around for what you can do in the present and in the future and what you’ve done in the past. Look, Cam doesn’t look
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Spain has won its second World Cup championship, defeating Argentina 95-75 on Sunday to give Marc Gasol a rare double-title year.
Tournament MVP Ricky Rubio scored 20 points and Sergio Llull added 15 for Spain (8-0), the ninth team to make it through a World Cup or world championship unbeaten. Gasol scored 14 for the winners, who never trailed.
For Gasol, it was a historic win. The Toronto Raptors center becomes the second player to win an NBA title and a FIBA world gold medal in the same year, joining Lamar Odom, who did it for the Los Angeles Lakers and USA Basketball in 2010.
Gasol is also the 19th player to win either an NBA or WNBA crown along with a gold medal, either of the Olympic or World Cup variety, in the same year. And he’s the first to accomplish
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has agreed to sell a portion of the team to a pair of investors, the team announced in a release Saturday.
The sale is pending NBA approval. Terms of the deal have not been released.
Jordan is bringing in Gabe Plotkin, a founder of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, a founder of DI Capital, as partners in Hornets Sports & Entertainment, of which Jordan is chairman. He will not be giving up majority control of the team.
Jordan said he will “continue to run the Charlotte Hornets, make all decisions related to the team and organization, and remain the team’s NBA Governor.”
“Gabe and Dan’s investment is invaluable, as we continue to modernize, add new technology and strive to compete with the best in the NBA,” Jordan said. “Both Gabe and Dan are industry standard-setters and proven leaders, with a belief
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On behalf of certified player agents, the National Basketball Players Association is sending a signed letter to the NCAA that refuses to submit to a proposed certification process to work with undergraduate men’s basketball players “testing the waters” for the NBA draft.
The NBPA has been communicating with NCAA officials in recent weeks about a way to work together, league sources tell ESPN. NBPA executive director Michele Roberts declined to comment for this story.
The agents’ letter, obtained by ESPN, charges the NCAA with trying to obtain a mechanism to “garner access to personal and private information of certified agents in what amounts to subpoena power to embark on investigations that are wholly unrelated to protecting the interests of men’s basketball student-athletes in deciding whether to remain in school or to enter the NBA Draft.”
In the wake of college basketball’s FBI scandal, the
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TORONTO — The Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures.
The team’s parent company, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, unveiled the Nike Pro hijabs emblazoned with the team logo in a social media post Friday. The Raptors say they are the first NBA team to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women.
MLSE senior marketing director Jerry Ferguson says the organization was inspired to create the hijabs by a local Muslim women’s organization known as the Hijabi Ballers. The women regularly play basketball at a community court associated with the team.
Ferguson told The Canadian Press the Raptors organization wants to send a message of inclusion to its diverse fan base, which grew substantially during last season’s run to the team’s first NBA title.
“One of the
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BEIJING — After finishing seventh in the FIBA World Cup with a victory over Poland on Saturday, Team USA coach Gregg Popovich issued a rebuke for those criticizing his team for its worst-ever showing in a major event.
“Some people want to play the blame game. There’s no blame to be placed anywhere,” Popovich said. “They want to play the shame game, like we should be ashamed because we didn’t win a gold medal? That’s a ridiculous attitude. It’s immature, it’s arrogant, and it shows that whoever thinks that doesn’t respect all the other teams in the world and doesn’t respect that these guys did the best they could.”
Team USA played with just nine players in the 87-74 win after Kemba Walker missed the game with a neck injury. Walker said he thinks he will be ready for Boston Celtics training camp at the end