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May 24, 2024

Draymond Green, Flau'jae Johnson & More Expected at Sport Beach 2024

Stagwell’s Sport Beach 2024 announced a roster of A-list athletes scheduled to appear at the 2024 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity next month. Excpected to show up in France are Draymond Green, DeAndre Hopkins, and Flau’jae Johnson, among other high-profile stars. Jason and Travis Kelce will also be in attendance and will even record an episode of their podcast New Heights. Among the activities for the weekend are Carmelo Anthony and business partner Asani Swann hosting the first-ever Wine & Spirits Festival at Cannes Lions on June 20 alongside tastings from the likes of Chris Paul, Shannon Sharpe, and more. Sport Beach returns for its second year from June 17-20.


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US Government Wants to 'Break Up Live Nation-Ticketmaster'

The US Government filed a suit against Live Nation on Thursday seeking to break up the parent company of Ticketmaster due to its repeated violation of antitrust laws that have wreaked havoc over the live events industry. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in the official release that due to Live Nation’s unfair practices, “fans pay more in fees, artists have fewer opportunities to play concerts, smaller promoters get squeezed out, and venues have fewer real choices for ticketing services. It is time to break up Live Nation-Ticketmaster.” In its rebuttal, Live Nation argued that the Justice Department’s allegations were baseless and that the indictment ignores circumstances that have made the live entertainment and ticket-buying experience for fans so terrible, like increasing production costs, surging artist popularity, and 24/7 online ticket scalping.

WNBA to Tip Off in Toronto in 2026

It’s official: The WNBA is expanding outside of the United States for the first time in league history after the W confirmed Thursday it’s awarding Toronto its 14th team. In addition to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Drake, Kyle Lowry, and Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri were all on hand to celebrate the announcement. Per the official release, Kilmer Sports Ventures — led by Larry Tanenbaum, who is also a minority owner of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment — will own and operate the team, which does not yet have a name. Toronto’s inaugural season will tip off in 2026.

Dwyane Wade Debuts New Online Community for Trans Youth & Families

News Corp, OpenAI Form AI Partnership to Fuel WSJ, NY Post & More

News Corp announced on Wednesday a multi-year partnership with OpenAI to share its news material to train and service artificial intelligence chatbots. The agreement means that OpenAI will have access to both current and archived content from News Corp’s major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, New York Post, The Daily Telegraph, and others. “Together, we are setting the foundation for a future where AI deeply respects, enhances, and upholds the standards of world-class journalism,” said Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI. The release states News Corp will share also share journalistic knowledge to help ensure “the highest journalism standards are present across OpenAI’s offering.”

US Soccer to Stream Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV

The remaining three rounds of the 2024 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup will be streamed complimentary on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, US Soccer confirmed on Thursday. MLS Season Pass will air the tournament’s final seven games, including the quarterfinals (July 9-10), semifinals (Aug. 27-28), and final (Sept. 25). A subscription won’t be required for fans to gain access to MLS Season Pass to watch the games, while US Soccer wants the tournament to air to “its largest global audience to date.” MLS Season Pass is accessible in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.