Thursday, August 16, 2018

#PlaybyPlay: (NYSE: $RCI) Rogers Announces Quarterly Dividend, and (NYSE: $MTN) Vail Resorts Closes Acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in WA

#PlaybyPlay:  (NYSE: $RCI) Rogers Announces Quarterly Dividend, and (NYSE: $MTN) Vail Resorts Closes Acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in WA

#Djokovic Advances at Cincinnati, Halep Match Suspended, #DavisCup Announces Changes for 2019, Real Madrid Lose in Super Cup to Atlético in First Game without Ronaldo and Kasey Kahne Retires from #NASCAR Racing

Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC –August 16, 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.

August 16, 2018 Play by Play – the latest sports headlines, esports and sports stock news

Djokovic Advances at Cincinnati, Halep Match Suspended, Davis Cup Announces Changes for 2019, Real Madrid Lose in Super Cup to Atlético in First Game Without Ronaldo and Kasey Kahne Retires from NASCAR Racing

Novak Djokovic triumphed yesterday over French player Adrian Mannarino, winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the Cincinnati Open. Djokovic, who won the Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon last month, has competed five times at Cincinnati, but has yet to win. The Associated Press quotes Djokovic on the determination he’s derived from his history in the tournament.

“I think it adds more to the motivation rather than pressure,” Djokovic said. “I really want to win this tournament. I definitely need to play better than I have in the first couple of matches.”

Elsewhere in Cincinnati, 2018 Rogers Cup champion Simona Halep’s match against Ajla Tomljanovic was suspended due to rainfall. Rogers Cup finalist Sloane Stephens beat out German Tatjana Maria 6-3, 6-2.

In other tennis news, an announcement on the Davis Cup’s official website indicated that as of 2019, “the competition will see 18 nations and the world’s best players compete in a week long season finale to be crowned Davis Cup champions”. The new version of the competition will debut from November 18 to 24 next year in either Madrid, Spain or Lille, France.

Real Madrid debuted their first match without star Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently signed with Juventus, with a 4-2 loss to Atlético Madrid at the UEFA Super Cup. It was also the team’s first game without manager Zinedine Zidane, who was replaced by former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui, according to BBC Sport.

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, who has 18 victories in 15 cup seasons, announced his retirement from racing via Twitter today. Kahne, who is 38 years old, explained his decision in the tweet as resulting from the difficult schedule he had to endure, and his desire to spend more time with his son.

“ in cup full time for a few more years was just something that I couldn’t commit to. I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I know I’m at ease with the decision that I have made. The highs didn’t outweigh the lows and the grueling schedule takes a toll on your quality of life. I need to spend more time doing the things I enjoy and love and that’s spending time with Tanner and my sprint car teams.”

Rogers Announces Quarterly Dividend and Vail Resorts Closes Acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in WA
Stocks discussed: (NYSE:RCI) (NYSE:MTN)

Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) has announced a quarterly dividend of 48 cents per share on each of its outstanding Class B Non-Voting shares and Class A Voting shares. The dividend will be paid on October 3, 2018 to shareholders of record on September 14, 2018.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) has closed on its acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in Washington from Ski Resort Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate. The final purchase price was $64 million.

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