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Draymond Green Calls Out NBA, Media for Treatment Of Players

This sparked Green to use his postgame press conference to call out the double standard between when a player asks to be moved and when a team wants to move a player.

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Draymond Green went on a rant following the Warrior’s win over the Cavs on Monday night, calling out the way players are mistreated by teams and media members.

Earlier in the week, reports began circulating that Cleveland was going to sit center Andre Drummond until they can work out a trade for the two-time All-Star. Then, prior to the game on Monday, Green noticed Drummond head back into the locker room and change into street clothes.

A similar situation happened with Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons hours later.

This sparked Green to use his postgame press conference to call out the double standard between when a player asks to be moved and when a team wants to move a player.

Green compared former Rockets star James Harden wanting out of Houston and the backlash he received for the way he handled that situation to a team making a player sit because of future trade plans.

“A team can come out and say we want to trade that guy and then that guy is to go and sit and if he doesn’t stay professional then he’s a cancer and he’s not good in someone’s locker room,” said Green.

He goes on to cite players that have been pulled off the bench during a game because they’re been traded or found out via a post-game presser that they’ve been traded. Green compares the way those players were treated by their teams and the media to the way the league treated him – slapping him with a fine – for stating his opinion about another player.

“At some point, as players, we need to be treated with the same respect and have the same rights that the team can have,” said Green.

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FOX Sued for Patent Infringement Over NFL Scheduling

“Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.”

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An analytics company is suing FOX over claims that the network developed a mapping tool using their patented technology to create a season slate of NFL games.

Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.

The lawsuit claims FOX used access to Recentive’s predictive analytics tools to develop a resource of their own that would create optimal schedules for its 1 and 4 p.m. NFLwindows.

The company is seeking a declaration that FOX infringed on two of its patents. Recentive is also suing for damages and wants an injunction keeping FOX from using Recentive tech and preventing the network from “selling, offering for sale, marketing or using any internal network and mapping analytics tool for the scheduling and regionalization of events covered by the patents.”

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FOX Will Use Chris Fallica On Belmont Stakes Coverage

“While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.”

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The Bear will be more than just a college football presence when he moves to FOX. Chris Fallica wrapped his final duties for ESPN last week and is now headed to a new network and will tackle some new responsibilities.

Fallica’s new role at FOX will involve plenty of sports gambling content. Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that content will include horse racing.

“One Fox Sports source said look for him to appear on the Belmont Stakes coverage,” Deitsch wrote in his weekly media column.

Starting in 2023, horse racing’s Triple Crown will not be seen all in one place. While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.

How the network intends to use Chris Fallica on the broadcast is not clear. Given that he is coming to the network to contribute to gambling conversations, it is likely he would either be making picks or at least reviewing odds right up to the start of the race.

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NBCUniversal CEO Expects Disney To Buy Company’s Hulu Stake

“Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal.”

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The Walt Disney Company owns 67% of Hulu. The other 33% is owned by NBCUniversal. The latter company doesn’t expect that to be the case forever.

“It’s worth a lot of money,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said at an investor conference earlier this week, “and I think there’s no indication that anything else is going to happen than Disney writing us a big check.”

Hulu is primarily a platform for movies and television shows. It is a major part of Disney’s deal with the NHL though. The streaming giant is part of the package of 103 games that are exclusive to ESPN and ABC. Hulu is also a live TV provider for many. The company’s Hulu Plus Live TV package had over 4 million subscribers as of the summer of 2022.

Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal. He credits sports and content migrated from Hulu as the reason Peacock has grown to 18 million paid subscriptions since September.

Deadline reports that if Disney does want to acquire NBCUniversal’s stake in Hulu, “the price could fluctuate but will be in the tens of billions of dollars.”

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