Florida coach Mike White receives two-year contract extension
Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White received a two-year extension through the 2026-2027 season after leading the Gators to their fourth straight NCAA Tournament. White did not receive additional compensation on a previous extension signed in 2019, according to a contract provided by UF following a public records request. White, 43, will earn $3.083 million during the 2021-22 season and $3.208 million each of the following five seasons. The Gators have reached the past four NCAA Tournaments under White, advancing to the Elite Eight in 2017 and into the Round of 32 the past three visits to...
2 deaths, just months apart: private security guards hired by public agencies face more scrutiny
The private company that provides security guards to the Metropolitan Transit System in San Diego, including the armed guard who helped hold down a handcuffed Angel Zapata Hernandez in a fatal encounter in October 2019, is being sued in Sacramento federal court for a similar death. That death, where a trio of guards handcuffed and restrained Mario Matthews inside Golden 1 Arena, occurred in July 2019, less than four months before Zapata Hernandez died on an MTS platform near the Santa Fe Depot. In both cases, the men were held down for an extended period by security guards employed by Allied U...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Greg Cote: Dan Le Batard Show lands a major new deal. ‘We cashed a bet we made on ourselves.’
The biggest question in sports media — where will the Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz end up? — now has an answer. It came Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that Meadowlark Media and DraftKings have formed a multiplatform partnership for the popular Miami Beach-based show. Meadowlark Media is the content company Le Batard and former ESPN president John Skipper formed in January, the Le Batard Show its flagship entity. Starting in June or by early July, DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports and sports betting operator, will distribute the Le Batard Show on any and all platforms including r...
UPS orders electric aircraft to transport cargo between its facilities
UPS is ordering 10 electric aircraft that are designed to take off and land like a helicopter, allowing it to fly cargo directly between its facilities in small markets and bypass airports. The electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft made by Beta Technologies would be flown by an onboard pilot when UPS begins getting them in 2024, pending Federal Aviation Administration certification. Burlington, Vermont-based Beta Technologies is conducting flight testing on the aircraft at a test facility in Plattsburgh, N.Y. But the aircraft are designed to "someday operate autonomously" once...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution