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Fantasy sports operator DraftKings announced Thursday that it has closed a $153 million round of funding with Revolution Growth, the venture capital firm co-founded by Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals.The round of funding was oversubscribed and includes new investors in the daily fantasy giant, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said in a statement. The valuation for the funding was not revealed, and the paperwork to complete the deal will be filed in the coming days.Revolution Growth is a tremendous new partner for DraftKings, with an entrepreneurial outlook and spirit of innovation that meshes perfectly with the culture of our company, Robins said in the statement. They also have deep expertise in sports, technology, and policy.SportsBusiness Journal first reported DraftKings deal with Revolution Growth.Its unclear how big a stake Revolution Growths investment has purchased in the privately held company. Industry research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming estimated the Revolution Growth funding was likely based on a valuation of around $1 billion.DraftKings valuation was estimated last year at almost $2 billion after a $300 million fundraising round in July 2015 but has since fallen considerably. In February, Fox, in a quarterly report, told investors it had marked down the value of its $160 million investment in DraftKings by about 60 percent.Online fantasy sports are just one of the many ways technology has disrupted the sports industry in recent years, Revolution Growth partner Steve Murray, who will join the DraftKings board of directors, said in a release. Building a business is never easy, especially one that is leading the creation of a new marketplace, but Revolution has the expertise to help entrepreneurs execute on their ideas, especially where sports and policy intersect.Last week, Outside the Lines reported on the daily fantasy industrys struggles since DraftKings and FanDuel blanketed airwaves a year ago with a $750 million advertising and marketing blitz.In the story, which also appears in the current edition of ESPN The Magazine, reporter Don Van Natta Jr. detailed how the companies remain unprofitable, with valuations cut by more than half, according to some estimates. ESPN also reported that both companies owed millions to lobbyists, lawyers and others and that DraftKings has tried to renegotiate contracts with vendors and reduce affiliates bonuses.The signing of a daily fantasy bill in New York last month eased some potential investors minds about the future of the young industry, ESPN reported.The reality is neither company was in a position to continue to operate without New York, said Jeremy Kudon, a lobbyist for the companies. They both needed for this to happen. When I had spoken to investors, everyone agreed on its importance. It was less a financial thing and almost a psychological thing. Theyd say, We wont believe this industry will survive unless New York happens. Hows that for pressure?A longtime lobbyist close to both companies told ESPN this week that a DraftKings-FanDuel merger is still likely. Old Skool Acheter . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. 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The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. After opening with rounds of 66 and 73 to make the cut by a stroke, he had 11 birdies in the bogey-free round. When I was a young girl starting to dive competitive diving, and later when I joined the Australian diving team, I was subject to bullying.I was 12-years-old and training in a junior program at the Australian Institute of Sport when I experienced one of my first bullying incidents.A teammate had just been dropped and I overheard his mum on pool-deck telling people I should have been kicked out as well. I remember that day so clearly, thinking to myself that Id trained so hard for that opportunity. It was an important lesson for me to make sure I didnt focus on other people, and Ive always had to work on my self-esteem.Diving is a competitive place, and its tough being in a competitive, solo sport. Like I wrote in an earlier column, people can be very different in the pool and out of the pool. It can be a really lonely place being teammates and competitors.A year after the incident mentioned above, I competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne; I was only 13-years-old, and it was the first time I was competing as part of the national team. It was hard socially within the team.I looked up to a lot of the other athletes, but some of them werent inclusive. I was at a young age, and although I think I was fairly mature and always tried to fit in, I felt that some of the other athletes didnt want to accept me.They would make up stories about me and tell not only Diving Australia but also the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to try to get me into trouble. They secretly moved their seats away from me when we flew overseas for diving trips, so I sat by myself; they went through my computer to look for things to get me into trouble; some would play pranks on me like shutting the spa lid over me while I was in it and holding the lid down, so II couldnt get out when I could barely breathe; and some just generally made negative comments towards me, which made me feel isolated.dddddddddddd I struggled being on teams for many years when I was younger.There was some bullying again at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but it was towards some of the other younger divers. I wasnt OK with it. I had encountered it when I was younger, and its something that Ive always been against. It really annoyed me seeing it again at London because it really affected me when I was younger.Im so glad the team evolved ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where we were much more tight-knit as a group.It was different this year.Rio was awesome; it was interesting to compare this team to all the other teams Ive been on over the years. It was a really good team in Rio, and I think the age factor might have a lot to do with the different feeling within the team.This year we were all a lot similar in age and all similar in maturity level; maybe in the past the older people were intolerant of the younger teammates. It was a great group, everyone got on really well, and there were never any issues.Despite the bullying Ive encountered within the diving team, there is always a good feeling around the Australian Olympic team and I think we really tried to promote that with the OneTeam hashtag this year.Every time a Games event like the Olympics or Commonwealth Games comes around, you meet new athletes and you get to know them. Its a great feeling and your network of athletes expands whenever you go to events like that. You make friends and feel part of a team and thats what the Olympics are about. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

 

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