Big 12 Brokers $2.28B Deal with ESPN & Fox
The Big 12 has found a new TV sponsor. After Brett Yormark marketed the conference aggressively over the last several months, it has found a new TV home. News broke on Sunday that the Big 12 will partner with ESPN and Fox for a deal that is valued at an estimated $380 million per year. The package will enable ESPN to pick four games each season, and the remaining will be broadcast on Fox. The conference’s current broadcast agreement extends through 2024-25, but the new deal locks them in through 2030-31.
Portland Defeat Kansas City for the NWSL Title
The NWSL has a new champion. The Portland Thorns defeated the Kansas City Current 2-0, off the boots of NWSL player of the year Sophia Smith and Addisyn Merrick. The Thorns’ victory is extra sweet as the club looks for new leadership in the wake of the NWSL report that caused Merritt Paulson to step aside as the team’s CEO following evidence that he enabled impropriety within the franchise. The championship capped a record-setting season for women’s soccer.
Jake Paul Stays Undefeated after Beating Anderson Silva in Unanimous Decision
Jake Paul is 6-0 in the ring. The YouTuber took home the victory against the 47-year-old Anderson Silva in Arizona. After the match, Paul showed respect to Silva, saying, “It’s a surreal moment. Hard work pays off,” Paul said. “I want to say thank you to Anderson. He was my idol growing up and he inspired me to be great. Without him, we wouldn’t have a fight this year. He’s a tough mofo, like for real. I have a lot of respect for him.”
Bad Bunny Brings in $123M with September Tour Stops
Titi me pregunto, tienes entradas? Bad Bunny became September’s hottest ticket following the blockbuster success of his 2022 album Un Verano Sin Ti. The Puerto Rican superstar took in $123 million in sales for his stadium tour in September. He turned the corner on September by posting a two-day total at SoFi Stadium that shattered previous records – bringing in $31.47 million in just two nights on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. He’s getting some much-deserved time off in advanced of four final shows in Mexico to round out his 2022 schedule.
Astros Top Phillies, Knot Series at 1-1
Alex Bregman is no stranger to October heroics. The Astros star launched a two-run homer to secure Houston’s 5-2 win over the Phillies. The teams head to Philadelphia tied 1-1 in the World Series. On Monday, Noah Syndergaard will face Lance McCullers.