Milwaukee Magazine: Aaron Rodgers Just Launched the IMDb for Sports

Milwaukee Magazine: Aaron Rodgers Just Launched the IMDb for Sports. “The platform went live with a complete roster of NFL, MLB and NBA athlete profiles. It also has an editorial arm, which will regularly publish content that’s exclusive to the site. In advance of its launch, [Online Sports Database] raised $2.5 million in funding that will help the platform expand its offerings in the coming months to include NHL, soccer, UFC, WNBA, PGA, LPGA, cricket and E-Sports, while adding features such as college, high school and retired athlete profiles, historical data and sports betting insights, as well as subscription services.”

AP Exclusive: 70% of U.S. Olympic sports applied for PPP funds (Philadelphia Tribune)

Philadelphia Tribune: AP Exclusive: 70% of U.S. Olympic sports applied for PPP funds. “The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country’s national governing bodies (NGBs) — the organizations charged with operating programs from the grassroots through the Olympic levels in sports that run the gamut from badminton to basketball. All but four of the 36 NGBs that responded said they had applied for assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program. Not all the organizations revealed how much they received, but those who did have been approved for a cumulative total of about $12 million.”

Quartz: The lucrative new world of YouTube celebrity boxing

Quartz: The lucrative new world of YouTube celebrity boxing. “The fight scene is looking pretty good for the rest of this year. Next month, we have the boxing rematch between Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin. Then, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face the unorthodox Tyson Fury. And in mixed-martial arts, Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon after two years to face the undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. But for millions of casual fans, the only fight they care about is a clash between two non-athletes who made their names talking nonsense on YouTube.”

BBC News: YouTube football team Hashtag United ‘living the dream’

BBC News: YouTube football team Hashtag United ‘living the dream’. “The squad is a group of mates, most of whom have day jobs off the pitch which have nothing to do with sport. And yet they have toured the US, Serbia, Ireland and Jersey, had their own kit custom-made by sportswear giant Umbro and average 700,000 views per match. They’ve also played at the UK’s top stadiums including Wembley and the Etihad, as well as the O2 Arena and Everton’s training ground. And it’s all thanks to a carefully crafted presence on YouTube.”