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MLB, Turner ink 7-year rights extension worth $3.7 billion

MLB and Turner Sports have finalized a seven-year, $3.7 billion rights deal that will last through 2028, according to Sports Business Journal. This extension, which will begin in 2022, will pay MLB $535 million a year. The broad terms of the deal were reported back in June, but Turner announced the final details on Thursday.

Turner is currently paying MLB an average of $325 million a year for the rights to broadcast postseason games and one regular season game a week. This new deal is a 65 percent increase over the current deal.

More money, more games

Turner isn’t getting nothing for the extra $210 million

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Nina Turner starts Ohio-based consulting firm focused on liberal issues

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Former state Sen. Nina Turner announced Tuesday she is forming an Ohio-based public affairs firm to provide guidance for candidates, grassroots organizations and businesses wanting to implement liberal values and policies.

Turner, a Democrat who served as co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, said she is launching Amare Public Affairs, currently based in Cleveland, to assist candidates, grassroots campaigns and businesses on liberal values and movements. Marvin Hayes, who worked with Turner in Cleveland Mayor Michael White’s administration and as an adviser to Sanders’ campaign, will serve as director of the firm.

“We are living in a time when people, especially millennials and Generation Z, are demanding socially conscious solutions from governments and corporations,” Turner said in a statement. “We can build a better country and a more just society by engaging with each other in a meaningful way on the root causes of societal

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‘The needle is starting to move’: Inside Turner Sports’ plan to fix Bleacher Report’s diversity and inclusion problem

On Aug. 19, Turner Sports president Lenny Daniels sent an email to all Bleacher Report employees to update them on the steps the lifestyle sports publication’s parent organization was taking to address the diversity and inclusion issues inside B/R that boiled over in June.

In the email, which was reviewed by Digiday, Daniels wrote, “Growth in all aspects of diversity and inclusion is paramount to our success, but in order to do so it must become much more than words.”

Turner Sports’ efforts to address B/R’s D&I problem are starting to become just that. The company has reformed its People Advisory Council to become involved in B/R’s hiring and employee retention practices. It has installed multiple Black executives from Turner Sports within B/R’s leadership ranks. It has hired a Black vp of sales that will work across Turner Sports and B/R. And the company has other efforts in the works,

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