FOS PM: the return of the football Super League

The NFL and NFLPA announced on Tuesday that they have suspended all aspects of their joint COVID-19 protocols after nearly two years, meaning no mandatory masks, tracking devices or monitoring tests are needed. – unless required by national and local law.

In sport, no matter how badly you lose, you can always give it a go – or so the latest European Super League fans hope.

Almost a year after the birth of the initial project and fell in 48 dramatic hoursthe league is reportedly preparing to relaunch with format and participant changes.

  • real Madrid, Juventusand Barcelona never disavowed the original plan and filed a complaint against UEFA and FIFA in October on the grounds that the organizations both regulate and profit from the competitions they oversee, in breach of EU competition law.
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid from La Liga, Juventus from Serie A, Inter Milan and AC Milan, and Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea from the Premier League are all would have ready to join.
  • A separate report refuse that all Premier League clubs are involved in the revival.

The new Super League format would have avoid permanent adhesion for the promotion-relegation system familiar to European football.

UEFA president appalled

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin did not refrain from commenting on the announced resumption of the Super League.

“They first pitched their absurd idea in the middle of a pandemic. Now… they plan to launch another idea in the middle of a war,” he said. “These people, they obviously live in a parallel world.”

Čeferin added that “no one forbids them to play their own competitions. But if they want to play their own competition, they can’t play with us.”

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Epic Games, the video game publisher best known for “Fortnite,” has announced plans to acquire indie music storefront Bandcamp.

The terms of the contract are not disclosed. The music company will use Epic’s resources to help international expansion but “will keep Operating as a stand-alone marketplace and music company.

Epic highlighted Bandcamp’s role in “Epic’s vision to create a creator marketplace ecosystem for content, technology, games, art, music, and more.”

  • Bandcamp artists report average 82% of each sale.
  • Co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond said Bandcamp’s payments to artists and labels “are approaching $1 billion.”

The video game publisher is not new to the music scene – “Fortnite” has product a number of musical series, including in-game performances by Travis Scott and Marshmello. Earlier this week, “Fortnite” added four-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka as a character in the game, joining james lebron and Neymar.

An epic expansion

In November, CEO Tim Sweeney called for a single, all-platform app store. Epic recently battled google and Appleavoiding tech company development fees for apps and in-app purchases by allowing users to download the game from its website or Samsung’s Galaxy Store.

Reports from October implied that Epic was considering to create a entertainment division focus on scripted shows and movies, including a “Fortnite” movie.

epic was valued at $28.7 billion since April 2021.

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Serena Williams is coming off a major win off the court – this time, with her venture capital firm.

Serena Ventures announced on Wednesday that its first fund had raised $111 million. The fund “will invest in founders with diverse viewpoints,” according to at the New York Times.

  • The company has made angel investments in approximately 60 brandsincluding Daily Harvest and MasterClass.
  • His track record already includes six outings and 13 unicorns.
  • Some of the fund’s sponsors include Liontree, Kapor Foundation, Norwest and Capital G.
  • 76% of founders in Serena Ventures’ current portfolio come from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

williams has begun invests in 2014 but did not publicly announce the company until 2019. His business partner is Alison Rapaport Stillman, whose resume includes Wasserman and JP Morgan.

A wallet of her own

Williams’ venture capital firm is just one of many business ventures the tennis star has pursued in recent years.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion also collected $45 million in off-court winnings in 2021, according to at Forbes, second only to Naomi Osaka among female athletes.

Williams, which holds an estimated 0.5% stake in the Miami Dolphinsis a board member of Poshmark and also launched the S by Serena clothing line in 2018. In April 2021, she sign a TV deal with Amazon.

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  • Arsenal underwent surgery loss of $144 million in 2021 due to COVID-related restrictions, compared to a previous loss of $64 million in the prior year. The Premier League club has seen its revenue drop from $100m in 2020 to $5m in the past 12 months.
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The Michigan State Spartans (19-10) take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (18-9) Thursday at Value City Arena.

How to watch: 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

Betting odds: Ohio State -6 || ML-250 || O/U 139* (Bet on DraftKings)

Take: Expect the Buckeyes to bounce back from Sunday’s loss. Take Ohio State to cover.

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