Keeping Score

The lasting impact of the Rio Olympics

August 19, 2016

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Reuters Correspondent Liana Baker who is in Brazil discusses how the Rio games will shape future Olympics from an organizational and business standpoint. Plus a look at the money generated from broadcasting rights and my conversation with a member of the team at online sports video company Silver Chalice. Check out our latest weekly edition of Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

Could Los Angeles host the 2024 Olympics?

August 12, 2016

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The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee Scott Blackmun talks about the financial aspects of putting together an Olympic team and how the organization chooses which sports to make a priority. He also puts in a plug for Los Angeles, which is vying to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Plus, whether American football will ever make it to the games, on this week’s Keeping Score podcast.

One way athletes are reducing injuries

August 4, 2016

Subscribe to Keeping Score on iTunes The founder and CEO of wearable fitness tracker WHOOP talks about how the device has helped improve the performance of users and reduce their injuries. He also discusses the work that has gone into developing the product. Plus how Brazil may fare economically as a result of the Olympics and how one NBA superstar is still connecting with fans of his former team on our sports business podcast Keeping Score.

How golf benefits from return to Olympics

July 28, 2016

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Golf returns to the Olympics in Rio in August after a more than 100 year absence. The last time golfers competed for Olympic medals was in 1904 in Saint Louis, Missouri. Former PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka talks about how the sport can take advantage of its moment in the international spotlight, and what stakeholders can learn abroad. Plus, hear my thoughts on the latest controversies surrounding the games and Roger Federer’s withdrawal in this week’s edition of our sports business podcast Keeping Score.

Caribbean cricket comes to the U.S.

July 22, 2016

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The Caribbean Premier League brings the global sport to Florida for a tournament in July. Communications Director Peter Breen talks about the effort to market cricket in the U.S. and grow its audience. Breen says last year stadium attendance reached 300 thousand while 90-million more watched on television around the world. Plus, my thoughts on Tiger Woods’ continued absence from the PGA Tour and the worldwide interest in the Olympics in this week’s edition of Keeping Score.

One man’s mission to never watch a boring game again

July 14, 2016

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Entrepreneur Warren Packard discusses Thuuz, an app he developed to detect and connect viewers across the world to the most exciting games for a customized sports viewing experience. Find out how it works, along with the latest on the Olympics, deflategate and more, on this week’s episode of Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

The American men who could rule tennis

July 8, 2016

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Broadcaster and former professional tennis player Patrick McEnroe talks about the development of male players in the U.S. and gives names of those who could become top-ranked tennis pros. He also talks about the current state of the sport and his rivalry with older brother John. Plus an NBA first, courtesy of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and good news for Olympic golf organizers in this edition of Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

Under Armour emulates Nike at Rio Olympics

June 30, 2016

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Athletic apparel brand Under Armour is taking advantage of a new rule to conduct guerrilla marketing at the summer Olympics, following in the footsteps of rival Nike. Plus, another golfer takes a pass on the games due to Zika, and talking golf and tennis with a tennis hall of famer who had a role with a PGA Tour stop. A packed show on this week’s Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

How to improve professional tennis

June 24, 2016

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Tennis Channel President Ken Solomon talks about how to recruit young talent and reach larger pools of tennis fans. He also discusses how the network is changing after Sinclair Broadcasting bought it. Plus, how the NHL has managed to grab positive headlines after its low-rated Stanley Cup Finals, and what members of the Cleveland Cavaliers staff are doing this summer. All on the latest Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

A premier soccer league for the Americas

June 16, 2016

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Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell discusses his effort to create a champions league for soccer in the Americas. The league would consist of the top professional clubs in North, South, and Central America competing against one another.