Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#PlaybyPlay; #NFL Adopts National Anthem Policy and League Approves #Panthers Purchase, Rockets Tie Up Series with Warriors and #ESPN Secures Deal with #UFC

#PlaybyPlay; #NFL Adopts National Anthem Policy and League Approves #Panthers Purchase, Rockets Tie Up Series with Warriors and #ESPN Secures Deal with #UFC

Stocks discussed: (NasdaqGS: $EA) (NasdaqGS: $ISCA) (NYSE: $FIT)

Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC May 23, 2018 -, a leader in investor news and research issues today’s edition of Play by Play covering what’s new in sports headlines and recent news from publicly traded companies in the sector.

NFL Adopts National Anthem Policy and League Approves Panthers Purchase, Rockets Tie Up Series with Warriors and ESPN Secures Deal with UFC

All 32 NFL team owners have approved a new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem. Teams are subject to a fine if players or personnel on the field do not stand, and teams can then fine individual players or personnel for the infraction. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement:

“This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem. Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room until after the Anthem has been performed.”

The NFL has unanimously approved hedge fund manager David Tepper’s $2.2 billion USD purchase of the Carolina Panthers. The AP reports that despite implying a possible relocation of the team to another city in the Carolinas, Tepper affirmed they would stay in Charlotte.

“There is a logical place for this team, and it’s Charlotte.”

The Houston Rockets tied up their series with the Golden State Warriors last night, securing a narrow victory of 95-93. Factors in the win were James Harden’s scoring 30 points the team’s impressive defence as praised by coach Mike D’Antoni, quoted in the Associated Press:

“I thought this is the highest level we’ve ever played defensively, without a doubt,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said, “because we’re talking about the best offensive team ever.”

ESPN reports that they have agreed to a five-year deal with the UFC, bringing “the mixed-martial arts league's entire rights package” to the network in 2019.

“The deal consists of 30 UFC Fight Night events per year, including 10 main cards on ESPN's television networks. The other 20 will stream on ESPN+, the company's newly launched streaming service.”

EA Acquires New Tech, Staff and Assets from Gamefly, Inc., International Speedway Corp and Fitbit Included in New Research Reports

Stocks discussed: (NasdaqGS:EA) (NasdaqGS:ISCA) (NYSE:FIT)

Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA) has acquired the cloud technology, assets and personnel of Israel-based Gamefly, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, according to a press release today.

International Speedway Corporation (NasdaqGS:ISCA) has been included in a research report by Fundamental Markets outlining the company’s revenue and earnings.

Fitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) was featured as the subject of analysis in a research report put out by today.

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