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Diageo Named As NFL's First Spirits Sponsor

Kimberly Redmond | |

The National Football League (NFL) has named Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO) as its first official spirits sponsor under a multiyear partnership announced Wednesday.

Financial terms and length of the deal were not disclosed in the announcement.

NFL Renews Media Deals at Significant Premium; Adds Amazon to Mix

Kimberly Redmond | |

The National Football League (NFL) has reached long-term media deals with Inc (Nasdaq: AMZN) and the major broadcast companies that will run through 2033.

On Thursday, the NFL announced it is renewing airing rights with all of its existing broadcast partners and adding Amazon Prime Video as the exclusive partner for Thursday Night Football, marking the first time that a streaming service will carry a full package of games, CNBC reported.

NFL Season Begins, Concerns of Coronavirus Spread Continue

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Are you ready for some football?

The kickoff of the NFL season Thursday with 17,000 fans in the stadium illustrates the nation’s determination to resume its most popular sport in the middle of a pandemic that has already killed nearly 200,000 Americans.

The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.

While Major League Baseball and the NBA have played without fans, the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs were allowed to open the season Thursday night against the Houston Texans at 22 percent capacity. The remainder of the NFL teams start their seasons Sunday with restrictions that vary by stadium, with some games devoid of fans and others with scaled-back crowd sizes like Kansas City.

NFLPA Says 59 Players Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

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Fifty-nine National Football League (NFL) players in total have tested positive for COVID-19, the players’ union said, with rookies scheduled to report to their teams on Tuesday and training camps opening for all players from July 28.

Including other individuals within the NFL, such as staff members, who have tested positive, the total number of cases stand at 95, a spokesman for the union NFLPA said.


NFL Stars Express Concerns Over Lack of COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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Some of National Football League’s biggest names took to social media on Sunday to express their concerns and anger over the lack of COVID-19 safety protocols in place as teams prepare to open training camps this week.

Super Bowl winning quarterbacks Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson along with Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt were among those expressing their frustration at the NFL ignoring advice from its own medical experts...

Washington NFL Franchise Finally Drops 'Redskins' Name and Indian Head Logo

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The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at ...

NFL Commissioner Goodell Regrets Stance on Player Protests: 'We Were Wrong'

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests over police brutality against black people.“We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” said Goodell. “We, the National Football League, believe black...

Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes Rally for Super Bowl Victory

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Mahomes, the MVP, led the Chiefs to 21 straight points in the final 6:13.

13 Minutes, $13 Million: The Logistics of Pulling Off a Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020.

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