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Sports Illustrated fails to deliver May issue after breakup with publisher: sources

Sports Illustrated’s tumultuous breakup with its publisher caused the magazine to skip production of the May edition – leaving more than 1 million subscribers with empty mailboxes last month, The...

Sports Illustrated owner accuses ex-publisher of behaving 'like a gangster' in $48M licensing feud lawsuit

Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5-Hour Energy drink and Arena's largest shareholder, "behaved more like a gangster than a trusted business partner, according to the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal...

SI's ex-publisher makes pitch to create SI-branded TV channel: sources

Arena Group, led by Five-Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava, would cough up a little more than the $15 million a year it had balked at paying Authentic Brand's Jamie Salter...

Sports Illustrated's future comes down to billionaires' high-stakes game of chicken: sources

In one corner stands the founder of 5-Hour Energy, and in the other, a Canadian licensing magnate who founded Authentic Brands.

Forever 21 owner Authentic Brands withdraws IPO plans

Apparel chain operator Authentic Brands on Wednesday withdrew its plans for an initial public offering in the United States, according to its filing with the securities regulator. The company did not give...

Adidas sells Reebok to Authentic Brands for $2.5 billion

Adidas is selling Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for up to 2.1 billion euros ($2.5 billion) as the German sporting goods company concentrates on its core brand after a deal that...

Adidas auction of Reebok takes a hit as key bidder drops out

A key bidder has dropped out of the auction for Reebok, making it more likely that German-based Adidas will take an even bigger hit on its disastrous, 15-year stint as...

Owner of Forever 21, Barneys and Brooks Brothers plans to go public

The licensing firm that owns a slew of aging, iconic commercial brands including JCPenney, Forever 21, Sports Illustrated and Marilyn Monroe plans to become a publicly traded company.

Sports Illustrated publisher ousts embattled CEO

Maven, the publisher of Sports Illustrated, the Street and other online news sites, said its embattled chief executive James Heckman will be replaced by veteran media mogul Ross Levinsohn, who...

Sports Illustrated owner gears up for deal with sports betting company

The owner of Sports Illustrated is gearing up to complete a deal with a sports betting company before year end, Media Ink has learned. “It will be a game changer,”...

ESPN and Sports Illustrated to release Kobe Bryant special issues

There will be dueling special issues on Kobe Bryant hitting this week, one from Sports Illustrated and one from ESPN. In order to rush out its special, ESPN — which...

Sports Illustrated to unveil redesign at pricey Super Bowl party

Sports Illustrated’s highly anticipated magazine redesign will debut at a Super Bowl party on Saturday that in and of itself is a sign of changing times at the 66-year-old sports...

Barneys is 'massively' insolvent, still owes vendors millions: court docs

Barneys is so broke it doesn’t have enough money to pay for many of the designer handbags, shoes and other items it’s now selling at bargain-basement prices, The Post has...

How to save big at the Barneys closing sale this Black Friday

By now you know that Barneys, the beloved department store that has enchanted New York shoppers since 1923, is closing. And while this is incredibly sad for the city —...

Sports Illustrated to become monthly magazine in 2020

Sports Illustrated is reducing the number of issues it publishes even further and will become a monthly magazine printed on heavier stock paper next year. The magazine has been slowly...

Barneys stores to liquidate as retailer gets sold to licensing firm

Say goodbye to your Barneys store. The iconic luxury retailer on Friday got sold to a licensing firm that plans to liquidate all seven of its existing locations after a...

Competition for Barneys heats up as former owner plans bid

The race to buy Barneys went down to the wire Wednesday as a former owner of the storied retailer rolled the dice with a last-minute request for more time to...

Barneys nearing sale to Saks, Authentic Brands

Luxury department store Barneys has hashed out a deal to be sold that could keep the Madison Avenue flagship alive — albeit on a smaller scale. Saks Fifth Avenue is...

Sports Illustrated shake-up kicks off

Sports Illustrated is getting its first major overhaul since it was taken over in May by licensing giant Authentic Brands Group. Chris Stone, the current editor-in-chief, is vacating the job...

TheMaven may not reveal Sports Illustrated plans for another 90 days

For the moment, it looks like it will be at least 90 days before new Sports Illustrated publisher TheMaven unveils plans on how it will run the iconic media property....