Phoenix Suns deny owner Robert Sarver is racist, sexist ahead of possible report

Owner Robert Sarver stands with the Western Conference Championship trophy after the Suns beat the LA Clippers to win the series in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals at Staples Center on June 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The Suns beat the Clippers to advance to the NBA Finals. Harry How | Getty …

Boston Celtics star slams ‘dictator’ Xi over Tibet, Tencent scraps team’s NBA broadcast

Enes Kanter #11 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 02, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — The National Basketball Association could once again face a …

Fanatics’ NFT company is worth $1.5 billion, and NFL legend Peyton Manning now owns a stake

Fanatics Founder/Executive Chairman Michael Rubin attends Fanatics Super Bowl Party at College Football Hall of Fame on February 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike Coppola | Getty Images Sports e-commerce company Fanatics secured another funding round for one of its ventures on Thursday, as the firm wants to align more revenue outside of merchandising. Fanatics’ …

WNBA Finals viewership was up from last year – here’s how many people watched the Chicago Sky’s first championship 

Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky celebrates with her teammates after winning Game Four of the 2021 WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury on October 17, 2021 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Kena Krutsinger | National Basketball Association | Getty Images The Women’s National Basketball Association concluded its 25th anniversary season with …

NBA lands first cryptocurrency sponsorship with Coinbase

The Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange app pictured on the screen of an iPhone on February 12, 2018. Chesnot | Getty Images The National Basketball Association is preparing  for its 75th anniversary on Tuesday. But it also increased its presence in the cryptocurrency space as it braces for the future. The NBA agreed to its first cryptocurrency …

The NBA arena that plans to end single-use plastic starting this season

Footprint Center exterior Source: Suns Legacy Partners & Footprint When the Phoenix Suns open the 2021-2022 NBA season at home on Oct. 20, fans will likely notice the new banner hanging from the rafters celebrating the Suns’ run to the 2021 NBA Finals. They might also notice that their drink is in a biodegradable, compostable …

NBA projects $10 billion in revenue as audiences return after Covid, but TV viewership is a big question

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media prior to the game of the Milwaukee Bucks against the Phoenix Suns in Game One of the 2021 NBA Finals on July 6, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Garrett Ellwood | National Basketball Association | Getty Images Adam Silver was all smiles as he …

NHL started its $1 billion deal with ESPN and Turner Sports – here’s how many people watched the season openers

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evan Rodrigues (9) has a break away and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save during the NHL Hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins on October 12th, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Andrew Bershaw | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images The National Hockey …

NFL taking Super Bowl halftime sponsorship rights to market as deal with Pepsi set to expire

Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Robin Alam | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images The 2021 professional football season is just over a month old, and the NFL is already preparing for the 2023 Super Bowl. The National …

New Jersey Devils will feature Black-owned business logo on helmets after extension with Prudential  

P.K. Subban #76 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Washington Capitals in a preseason game at the Prudential Center on October 04, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images The New Jersey Devils hockey team and Prudential Financial announced on Wednesday that a Black-owned business logo will be featured on …