Tech investors pump millions into NFT start-ups as digital collectibles boom
gremlin | E+ | Getty ImagesVenture capitalists are writing big checks for start-ups in the booming NFT space. That's almost triple the $35 million that NFT start-ups raised last year. The company has gotten a big boost from demand for its NBA Top Shot digital collectibles platform created in partnership with the U.S. basketball league. It's easy to see why some start-up investors have been tempted by the NFT space. The market is growing rapidly, with some digital collectibles being sold for millions of dollars.cnbc.com
Soccer players lay down 'marker' in fight against racism
(Xavier Laine/Pool via AP)Soccer players have taken a knee, unfurled slogans and demanded tougher action only to find their sport remains infested with racism. Before the match restarted Wednesday, the players took a knee in unison as the Champions League anthem played, while some — including PSG star Neymar — raised a fist. Unintentional racism is still racism," Powar said. Meanwhile, the persistent racism infesting soccer was on show again Wednesday in England, where two lower-league matches were played with limited crowds. The same thing can be said about a white man, but then it’s no longer a sign of racism.
Radrizzani replaces chaos with caution on Leeds' EPL return
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani holds a Leeds shirt, during an interview with the Associated Press in Lisbon, Portugal. Leeds is counting on Marcelo Bielsa leading the team in the Premier League while planning for a future without the enigmatic manager. I hope we can stay in the Premier League for two years, Radrizzani said. Radrizzani wants to expand Leeds beyond Yorkshire by adding more clubs to Asers portfolio, which includes broadcaster Eleven Sports. And one day, just like two decades ago, Radrizzani hopes to see Leeds in the Champions League just without risking the business.