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Bill Simmons Is Headed to HBO, With a New Weekly Series in 2016

His multiplatform deal starts in October

Bill Simmons has settled on his post-ESPN job: He'll be taking his talents to HBO. Simmons has signed a multiyear, multiplatform agreement with HBO, which includes a weekly series launching next…

NBA Basketball Is Coming to Saturday Nights on ABC

8-game slate begins Jan. 23

ABC is opening up another night of NBA action, adding Saturday games for next season. The eight-game slate will tip off Jan. 23, 2016 and run twice a month through the…

Fake Commercial Actors Battle to Run Their ESPN Fantasy Football League in W+K Ads

Down the rabbit hole

You didn't know this, but cheesy commercial actors all know each other, they compete in ESPN fantasy football leagues together, and they all battle to be commissioner—even daydreaming about it…

TBWA\Chiat\Day Takes Home a Grand Clio Sports Award for Gatorade's Jeter Send-Off

Also, ESPN's Stuart Scott memorialized for lifetime achievement

TBWA\Chiat\Day's "Made in NY" spot for Gatorade starring Derek Jeter won the Grand Clio Sports award for film at the Clio Sports ceremony in New York last night. It was…

This Top 10 List of Sports Content Creators Shows a Major Consumer Shift

ESPN competes with FC Barca, Red Bull, Dude Perfect

Social media is rapidly transforming sports content, with fans increasingly devouring user-generated entertainment alongside media featuring the pros. Even powerhouse ESPN has gotten into the user-gen game, running a regular feature…

How Daily Fantasy Sports Became a Heavyweight in the Advertising World

DraftKings and FanDuel rule with fans and leagues

It seems these days sports fans can't catch a game on TV or listen to sports talk radio without being hit with ads for daily fantasy sports (DFS). While fantasy…

These Compelling Campaigns Are the Gold Standard for Sports Advertising

Clio honors Gatorade, Nike, NBA and Nascar

The Clio Awards launched Clio Sports last year to honor the best in sports advertising and marketing. Gatorade, Nike and the NBA, among many others, were honored with Clio gold…

How Snapchat's CEO Plans to Conquer the Advertising World

His first time at Cannes, Evan Spiegel is already star of the show

Evan Spiegel admits to being a little nervous ahead of his first trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. That's understandable. At 25—an age when many college grads…

Mario Batali Shares His Favorite Foodie Apps, Blogs and Instagram Accounts

Can you guess his latest TV obsession?

Specs Age 54 Claim to fame Chef and restaurateur; ambassador for the EAT (RED) campaign; co-host of ABC's The Chew (weekdays at1 p.m.) Base New York Twitter @Mariobatali What's the first information you consume in…

Marshawn Lynch Headlines ESPN The Magazine's Leap into Video Games

Print pub tests gaming waters

ESPN The Magazine is dropping an "eSports" issue this week with Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch gracing its cover. In a feature story, Lynch, who is notoriously uncooperative with the…

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