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March 16, 2024

Usher Selected to Receive Top Recognition at NAACP Awards

Ever since taking the stage at Super Bowl LVII, Usher has been making the rounds. The 45-year-old entertainer has unveiled everything from a new roller skate line to a new series inspired by the stories of his younger years. Now, he’ll be awarded for his lifetime achievement at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards. He joins the esteemed company of past Presidents Award recipients, which includes Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, and Rihanna. While the show will broadcast live on March 16, Usher has already locked up two awards for Outstanding Male Artist and Outstanding Soul/R&B Singer for his song “Good Good.” He is also up for Entertainer of the Year.


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Miami Open Taps Boardroom as Partner

The biggest names in men’s and women’s tennis are heading to Miami this weekend. The Miami Open kicks off on March 17, launching the two-week tournament. For the first time, the event will host a Major League Pickleball pop-up on March 27-29, which will also feature an All-Star tournament. Additionally, this year, Boardroom will serve as an official media partner, bringing business stories surrounding the event, its sponsors, and much more. Stay tuned for all Miami Open coverage.

New Sports Super Streamer Lands Former Apple, Hulu Exec as CEO

Last month, ESPN, HBO, and Warner Bros. Discovery announced an industry-shifting streaming service for sports programming. Now, the newly formed venture has unveiled its top brass. The yet-to-be-named company announced Pete Distad, a former executive at Apple and Hulu, as its CEO. In a statement, Distad confirmed the news and looked forward to the offering, saying, “I’m excited to be able to pull together the industry-leading sports content portfolios from these three companies to deliver a new best-in-class service.” The package is expected to hit the market in Fall 2024.

Angel City FC Reportedly Contracts Bank for Sale

The NWSL season has officially kicked off. After a busy offseason, which included a massive new broadcast deal, the league looks to yet another record-setting campaign. Ahead of the first games, Sportico reported that one of the NWSL’s buzziest teams, Angel City FC, is pursuing a new ownership group. The club has reportedly contracted a bank to help facilitate the sale. The star-studded ownership group includes Natalie Portman, Abby Wambach, Becky G, and many more. Alexis Ohanian, who was a leader in Angel City FC‘s original investment round, will not seek the sale of his share. The news comes just one day after the San Diego Wave set a new NWSL record, reportedly selling for $113 million.

'Sports Illustrated' to Release Final Print Edition in May

It’s the end of an era for Sports Illustrated. The iconic magazine reportedly told its employees that it will release its final print edition in May, according to the New York Times. The announcement comes in contrast to Authentic Brands Group’s previous statement, which expressed its hopes to keep the print edition alive. The magazine is caught in the midst of a complicated ownership situation, which includes ABG, its publisher, The Arena Group, and that company’s major owner, Manoj Bhargava.

Women's Final Four Ticket Demand Skyrockets, Outpaces Men's Tournament

The countdown to Selection Sunday is on. Ahead of the official bracket reveal, TickPick reports that the get-in price for the women’s tournament is nearly double that of the men’s. The Women’s Final Four is commanding $482 per ticket, whereas the men’s tourney is averaging $329. Since last year, demand has risen abruptly, increasing 454% year over year, up from $97. Overall, TickPick also reports that this year’s tournament has sold 23% more tickets than last year.