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January 29, 2024

American Airlines Honors Travis Kelce & Taylor Swift with Expanded SB LVIII Flight Offerings

The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl-bound once more. In advance of the big game, American Airlines announced it will add additional flights for Chiefs fans to fly from Kansas City to Las Vegas. Capitalizing on one of the biggest storylines of the NFL season, those flights will be numbers 1989 and 87 in honor of Taylor Swift and her tight end beau, Travis Kelce. The Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11.

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Adam Silver, NBA Negotiating Final Details on Contract Extension

Adam Silver has held the top spot at the NBA for nearly a decade. Now, he is nearing a contract extension, ESPN reports. The news comes as the league begins to pursue its next major media deal. Throughout his tenure, Silver has earned the respect of owners and players alike, seeking a more collaborative approach to leadership that separates him from his predecessors. Once he has the position secured, it is expected that Silver will also investigate opportunities for league expansion, with Las Vegas among the top potential markets for a new team.

FanDuel Parent Company Flutter Entertainment Debuts on NYSE

Flutter Entertainment, the Ireland-based parent company of global sports betting brands including FanDuel, Betfair, Sky Betting, and PokerStars, is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the FLUT symbol, the company announced Monday. The listing will be a dual listing, as opposed to an IPO. With more U.S. states like Vermont and Maryland recently entering the sports betting market, and the likely chance of others to come, Flutter projects the American sports betting and iGaming market to reach $40 billion in value by 2030 with a further $320 billion in potential future value.

LSU, South Carolina Women’s Hoops Match up Draws 1.56M Viewers

It was an epic battle in the Bayou. Dawn Staley and the University of South Carolina stayed undefeated, coming back to beat the No. 9 LSU Tigers 76-70. The elite match-up drew 1.56 million viewers to ESPN, outpacing the nationally televised game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.

21 Savage Tops Billboard 200 for Second Straight Week

21 Savage is back on top. The rapper secured the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the second consecutive week with his third solo studio album, American DreamIn the first two weeks since its release, the album has moved 211,000 units, according to Luminate. Morgan Wallen and Drake took the second and third spots, respectively.