Red Sox Trade Hunter Renfroe To Brewers For Jackie Bradley Jr. And Prospects

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Just ahead of Major League Baseball’s lockouton Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers conducted a trade. Boston sent outfielder Hunter Renfroeto Milwaukee in exchange for Jackie Bradley Jr. and two prospect infielders: David Hamilton and Alex Binelas. This deal benefits the Brewers by giving them a replacement for outfielder Avisail Garcia, who signed with the Miami Marlins this offseason. It also lets them shed the remainder of Bradley’s contract. The Red Sox also reap the benefits since they are bringing Bradley back to Boston.  Bradley spent the first eight years of his … Read More “Red Sox Trade Hunter Renfroe To Brewers For Jackie Bradley Jr. And Prospects”

Esports investment report, November 2021: OpTic Gaming, Weibo, Dubit

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Whilst the year is starting to wind down, a multitude of esports entities are still busy securing investment, announcing mergers and acquiring companies within the sector. As such, Esports Insider has compiled a list of November’s key investment stories. To read more about a story below, click the link in the corresponding title. Spotlighted Story:OpTic Gaming and Envy Gaming announce mergerNorth American esports organisations OpTic Gaming and Envy Gaming have announced a merger that will see both entities operate under a joint brand in the future. As a result, the Texas-based Call of Duty Lea… Read More “Esports investment report, November 2021: OpTic Gaming, Weibo, Dubit”

UFC President Dana White Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Thanksgiving Gathering

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UFC president Dana White said that he tested positive for Covid-19 this week and is currently quarantining and isolating in his Las Vegas home. White, 52, said that he and his immediate family tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving home from a Thanksgiving gathering at his northeastern estate in Maine. On “The Jim Rome Podcast,” talking to legendary sportscaster Jim Rome, White confirmed his vaccination status and consulted in UFC commentator and host of popular Spotify podcast of his own, Joe Rogan, for advice. Rogan has been known to spread misinformation about Covi-19 and vaccines via … Read More “UFC President Dana White Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Thanksgiving Gathering”

EXCLUSIVE: Manny Pacquiao-backed gaming and esports brand Team Pacquiao GG launches

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When 42-year-old Manny Pacquiao announced he’d be hanging up his gloves in September in a video on his official Facebook account, the former eight-division champion didn’t mention his pursuit of an entirely different fight. In a press conference just days before, Senator Pacquiao announced that he accepted the nomination of his affiliated party as a candidate for president of the Republic of the Philippines. Today, true to PacMan fashion, he delivered a shot no one saw coming. In an official live-streamed press conference, a brand new gaming and esports brand was unveiled to thousands of viewe… Read More “EXCLUSIVE: Manny Pacquiao-backed gaming and esports brand Team Pacquiao GG launches”

Former AL Cy Young Winner LaMarr Hoyt Dies At 66

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On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox announced that 1983 American League Cy Young Award winner and former White Sox hurler LaMarr Hoyt passed away. After battling cancer, the pitcher died Monday in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. He was 66 years old. Over his eight-year career in the major leagues, Hoyt posted a 98-68 record and a 3.99 ERA. Not only that, he accumulated 48 career-complete games, which included eight shutouts and ten saves. In addition, Hoyt, who stood at 6-foot-3, was named MVP of the 1985 MLB All-Star Game. He pitched a stellar three innings in this game and gave up … Read More “Former AL Cy Young Winner LaMarr Hoyt Dies At 66”

Riva Technology and Entertainment and Galaxy Racer acquire VY Esports

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Tech and investment company Riva Technology and Entertainment (RTE), together with its sister company Galaxy Racer, have announced the acquisition of esports organisation VY Esports. As part of the acquisition, the CEO of VY Esports, Oleg Butenko, will be joining RTE’s advisory board. Moreover, Gordon Rubenstein, a Managing Partner of Raine Ventures, will be joining the advisory boards of both Riva Technology and Entertainment and Galaxy Racer. RELATED: Galaxy Racer announces $100,000 esports event following Pakistan expansion Paul Roy, Founder and CEO of Riva Technology and Entertainment and … Read More “Riva Technology and Entertainment and Galaxy Racer acquire VY Esports”

Envy Gaming enters multiyear deal with Children’s Health

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North American esports organisation Envy Gaming has announced a partnership with paediatric health system Children’s Health. The multi-year deal will see the two parties collaborate on a range of activations, starting with the Seasons of Giving Stream-A-Thon which will raise money for the Children’s Health Medical Center Foundation. RELATED: Envy Gaming appoints two new Sales Directors The Stream-A-Thon will be one of several events that both parties will work on. The event will take place on December 3rd and will feature several members of the organisation including music artist Athena and Op… Read More “Envy Gaming enters multiyear deal with Children’s Health”

Lincoln Riley Leaving Oklahoma For USC

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Lincoln Riley turned down the Bayou but evidently couldn’t pass up the California sunshine. Riley is accepting the University of Southern California‘s offer to become the next head coach of the Trojans after shooting down the possibility of leaving Oklahoma for the upcoming LSU vacancy. His departure comes in the midst of his fifth winning season in Norman, with his record standing at 55-10 including four Big 12 titles and three College Football playoff appearances. Riley will replace Clay Helton after he was fired earlier this year. “USC has an unparalleled football tradition with tremendous … Read More “Lincoln Riley Leaving Oklahoma For USC”

VIDEO: Physical esports venues and commercial advantages

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Whether it’s esports ready stadiums and arenas to gaming and social spaces, there is a lot of money being spent on building new or adapting-for-use physical esports spaces. Some recent examples include Belong Gaming and Wanyoo expansions, the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Gfinity in London, the V.Hive in Paris, Astralis Nexus in Copenhagen, and huge billion-dollar projects across China in Shanghai, Guangzhou. OverActive Media has also announced plans to create a $500m multi-purpose stadium in Toronto. Clearly, there’s a belief in bricks and mortar. RELATED: How to seize the attention of the st… Read More “VIDEO: Physical esports venues and commercial advantages”

Odell Beckham Jr. Scores First Touchdown In Over A Year

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Odell Beckham Jr. is back. At least to the end zone. His first score in over a year came on a 54-yard pass from Matt Stafford with 14:52 left in the fourth quarter. This was just Beckham’s second game since the deal was signed that brought him to southern California to team up with Stafford and Cooper Kupp. The touchdown was his first since Week 4 of the 2020 season. A two-point conversion from Kupp followed and put the Los Angeles Rams within two scores of the Green Bay Packers, but the game ended in a 36-28 loss. After a season-ending knee injury sidelined Beckham for most of last season and… Read More “Odell Beckham Jr. Scores First Touchdown In Over A Year”