Around the Biz 5/23/19: While the Chicago Cubs Stay the Course on Their New Network, NFL Changes Some TV Rules

Here’s a quick roundup of the big news buzzing around the sports media industry today:

Cubs Are ‘Right on Schedule’ With Their New TV Network (The Athletic)

NFL Tweaks Several TV Rules for 2019, including Elimination of Single-Headers (USA Today)

One NFL Franchise and the Realities of Betting in the Bible Belt (Sports Illustrated)

NFL Selects Cleveland To Hold 2021 Draft, While Kansas City Will Host in 2023 (USA Today)

Yahoo’s Mets App Set for June Debut; Other MLB Teams Could Also Launch Apps (New York Daily News)

NASCAR Strikes $2 Billion Deal With ISC, Will Gain a Dozen Tracks (Associated Press)

World Cup: FIFA Drops Plans to Expand Qatar 2022 to 48 Teams (BBC)

Inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League Starts This Weekend (Esports Insider)

Complexity Gaming Opens HQ at Frisco’s The Star With Seven-Figure Investment (Dallas Morning News)

Sources: Tencent, Riot Games Developing Mobile Version of League of Legends (Reuters)

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