Greg Cote: Dan Le Batard Show lands a major new deal. ‘We cashed a bet we made on ourselves.’
The biggest question in sports media — where will the Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz end up? — now has an answer. It came Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that Meadowlark Media and DraftKings have formed a multiplatform partnership for the popular Miami Beach-based show. Meadowlark Media is the content company Le Batard and former ESPN president John Skipper formed in January, the Le Batard Show its flagship entity. Starting in June or by early July, DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports and sports betting operator, will distribute the Le Batard Show on any and all platforms including r...
UPS orders electric aircraft to transport cargo between its facilities
UPS is ordering 10 electric aircraft that are designed to take off and land like a helicopter, allowing it to fly cargo directly between its facilities in small markets and bypass airports. The electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft made by Beta Technologies would be flown by an onboard pilot when UPS begins getting them in 2024, pending Federal Aviation Administration certification. Burlington, Vermont-based Beta Technologies is conducting flight testing on the aircraft at a test facility in Plattsburgh, N.Y. But the aircraft are designed to "someday operate autonomously" once...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Martin Truex Jr. gets contract extension to keep driving the No. 19 for Joe Gibbs Racing
NASCAR's Joe Gibbs Racing team announced Wednesday morning it reached an extended contract agreement with No. 19 driver Martin Truex Jr. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the extension means that Truex is expected to race for the team through at least the 2022 season. He has been with Joe Gibbs Racing since 2019, a season in which he achieved seven Cup wins. "I'm happy to get this news out there so we can focus on this season and the future with Joe Gibbs Racing," Truex Jr. said in a statement. "This is where I wanted to be and to continue building on the success we have had together t...
The Charlotte Observer