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
Players walking off 'lays down a marker' in racism fight
The tipping point might just have come, with elite players in Paris taking the ultimate step by refusing to continue playing. Unintentional racism is still racism." Even the referee booked Marega for refusing to continue in the game — the type of action that dissuades players from walking off. The Champions League game that was abandoned in Paris will now only resume on Wednesday with a new refereeing team. “The players walking off is a step in the right direction," former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said on Britain’s BT Sport television.
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.