Entertainment mogul Ice Cubes Big3 basketball league is looking for a rebound.During a conference call with reporters Thursday, Big3s backers had planned to tout their incredible success and ambitious plans to expand the fledgling league into new markets.But Cube and his business partner, entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, also revealed some ongoing challenges facing the league, including the end of its two-year TV contract with Fox Sports.It is really time to move on, Cube said.Big3 has spent much of the last year locked in a bitter legal dispute with a Qatari investment firm and has struggled to recruit a deep-pocketed investor to help back the leagues hoped-for bid for the Fox sports channels.Cube and Kwatinetz previewed their plans for the leagues expansion: Big3 intends to grow to 12 teams from eight this year, and the league plans to widen its tour to 18 cities, up from 10.,Although its games which consist of former NBA basketball players competing three on three have brought in large crowds to sports arenas, TV rights deals are the lifeblood of professional sports leagues.Big3, Kwatinetz and others say, has been fielding interest from other sports broadcasters and the group hopes to have a new TV home by June, when the leagues third season tips off.Cube and Kwatinetz downplayed the termination of the Fox Sports TV contract.The company [Fox] is going to be a little different after Walt Disney Co. buys much of 21st Century Fox, Kwatinetz said.,Were both competing for a similar asset, potentially, Kwatinetz said.The league has been trying to scrape together as much as $15 billion to make a competitive bid for the Fox regional sports channels that Disney must sell after the Burbank entertainment giant completes its $71.3-billion purchase of much of Fox.,Kwatinetz said that tennis star Serena Williams, entertainer L.L. Cool J and former basketball star Julius Erving were interested in joining their bid for the regional sports networks.The U.S. Justice Department is forbidding Disney from acquiring the 22 regional sports networks as part of its proposed Fox purchase because Disney already owns sports juggernaut ESPN.,Several people close to the auction say the odds are great that the 22 networks will be split up because that would generate more money for Disney.Kwatinetz, during the conference call, seemed to acknowledge that their bid for some or all of the Fox local sports channels might collapse.Ice Cube and I dont need a big asset to prove that were cool, he said.
MARIETTA — “Veil: A Painting and Video Installation by Adrienne Tarver” will be on exhibit through April 20 at the Marietta College Art Department where an opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday.,She is the director of art and design, director of the HSA Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem and residency adviser for Trestle Art Space.,During the Gallery 310 opening reception, local favorite Oyo will play a selection of music.,Gallery 310 is located on the third floor of Hermann Fine Art Center at Marietta College.,Gallery 310 observes all Marietta College holidays and breaks.
BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots are looking to advance to their eighth straight AFC Championship this weekend, but an extremely talented Los Angeles Chargers team is standing in their way.,He sliced up the Patriots-Chargers matchup with sports director Steve Burton on the latest edition of “A Slice Of Sully,” picking L.A. for a 22-16 upset on Sunday.,I’m being a realist; I’m not just going to throw my heart out there and say the Pats are going to win every game, the Red Sox are going to win every game,” Sully said to Burton.,“This [Los Angeles] team is really tough and I think they’re going to surprise the Patriots.”,Sully and Burton also discuss the cold weather in New England and how big of an advantage that will be for the Patriots, plus the big-game potential for James White.
Sherrie Page was unanimously re-elected chair of the Orange County School Board at the board’s first meeting of the new year.,At the meeting Monday, Page told school administrators and fellow board members, “I look forward to another good year—a challenging year.”,Now that the much-anticipated track renovation project is nearly finished at Orange County High School (OCHS), she would like to see work begin on a new wing at the high school that would provide additional classroom space.,She said renovation of the high school’s fitness room was “near and dear” to the heart of Judy Carter, the District 3 school board representative, and Page’s close friend, who died of cancer last year.,Last year, the facility in the high school’s old gym was renamed in honor of the late Paul Sizemore, a popular OCHS teacher and successful coach of multiple sports who served the school system for 30 years.
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Fans cheer during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.,Because their fanbase is so massive, away games can quickly turn into home games for the Cowboys as fans often flood the opposing team’s stadium.,The Cowboys are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this weekend, with the game taking place at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.,But there is little doubt there will be a large and loud contingent of Cowboys fans in Los Angeles for the team’s second playoff match following their 24-22 defeat of the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round last weekend.,And those fans often flood local stadiums during their preseason games as the team often will plays the Rams, Oakland Raiders and the San Fransisco 49ers due to their proximity to camp.
By grounding performance and compensation in agency theory, organisations prioritize pay over other motivators such as personal fulfillment and satisfaction, with the greatest emphasis on large pay-off or bonus schemes.,Research conducted over the past 35 years has found little evidence of a significant link between executive pay and performance.,Firstly, executives are more risk-averse than economic theory suggests, preferring clearer pay structures that they can understand and control, over potentially unambiguous but larger pay-offs.,These factors suggest conventional methods of financial reward not only fail to satisfy executives but contribute to inflated pay, rather than regulate it.,After seeing the salary disclosure of her peers, a chief executive is not going to approach the remuneration committee and say, ‘I’m willing to surrender 10% of my pay to enable a fairer playing field'.
In a leaderboard stacked with familiar names and some of the best anglers in the industry, Western fishing veteran Todd Woods rose to the top on the first day of the WON Bass Arizona Open fishing tournament on Wednesday.,Woods, a Los Angeles resident and regular on the FLW Western series, hauled in a limit of five bass weighing 23.70 pounds, more than five pounds better than the rest of the field on what turned out to be a tough day on Lake Havasu for most of the 128 pro and co-anglers.,Shaun Bailey, who won the FLW event in Havasu last February, leads the Havasu anglers in the event, weighing in ninth in the first round with a limit at 14.67 pounds.,Havasu’s Chris Kinley is the top angler that didn’t catch a limit, weighing in three bass at 11.58 pounds.,The slow day caught some of the world’s top fishermen, including Havasu’s Roy Hawk, who turned in three bass at 7.19 pounds and is in 41st place.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory which is in effect until 1 p.m. Monday and a wind advisory which is in effect until 7 p.m. News 12 meteorologists say frigid temperatures are hitting the region Monday with lows in the single digits.,They say it will feel colder with wind chills from 0 to -10.,Gusty winds will be 20-30 mph with higher gusts possible.,Winds will be between 20-30 mph, and wind chill values will range from -5 to -15 degrees.,Monday night will see clear skies and the winds will start to die down to 10-15 mph.
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