#PlaybyPlay: DICK'S (NYSE: $DKS) Reveals Second Quarter 2018 Results and Take-Two's (NasdaqGS: $TTWO) 2K Partners with HB Studios to Publish The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour®
Federer and Djokovic Fight Humidity at #USOpen to Advance, Sharapova, Bertens, and Kerber Prevail, Japan Scores Three Gold Medals for Skateboarding in Asian Games and Martin Brodeur Returns to the Devils
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DICK'S Reveals Second Quarter 2018 Results and Take-Two's 2K Partners with HB Studios to Publish The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour®
Stocks discussed: (NYSE:DKS) (NasdaqGS:TTWO)
Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) has announced its second quarter 2018 results. Among the highlights are the increase of earnings per diluted share of $1.20 compared to earnings per diluted share of $1.03 in the second quarter of 2017. The company also reports that eCommerce sales increased 12 percent in the second quarter.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.'s (NasdaqGS:TTWO) 2K announced a partnership with HB Studios to publish The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR®, a new golf simulator. Alan Bunker, the CEO of HB Studios, commented on the collaboration:
"We couldn't be happier to align with 2K and the PGA TOUR to share our passion for golf and sports simulation gameplay with franchise enthusiasts and newcomers worldwide."
Federer and Djokovic Fight Humidity at US Open to Advance, Sharapova, Bertens, and Kerber Prevail, Japan Scores Three Gold Medals for Skateboarding in Asian Games and Martin Brodeur Returns to the Devils
Among many others, Cincinnati Masters finalists Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic advance to next round of the U.S. Open after victories yesterday. Federer fell Japan's Toshihito Nishioko 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. BBC Sport quotes the 20-time Grand Slam winner on triumphing in the New York summer:
"I'm very happy with how I played tonight," he said. "It is particularly tough for us Europeans because we don't get this type of humidity. You are sweating so much you don't know what has hit you. It is tough so you are happy when you survive a day like this."
Djokovic, who is coming off a victory in Cincinnati, defeated Hungary's Marton Fucsovics with some difficulty 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. The two players breaked two hours and 22 minutes into the match to have an ice bath to cope with the humidity. BBC Sport quotes Djokovic:
"You're battling with a guy for two and a half hours and aren't finished and then you're naked in the ice baths," joked Djokovic. "It was quite a magnificent feeling."
On the women's side, Maria Sharapova, 2018 Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber, 2018 Cincinnati Masters winner Kiki Bertens and many others advanced to the second round yesterday.
16-year-old skateboarder Sakura Yosozumi of Japan won the women's park final at Jakabaring Sport City in Palembang to take a gold medal at the Asian Games. Also from Japan, 19-year-old Kensuke Sasaoke took the gold at the men's park final and Keyaki Ike, the World Cup skateboarding bronze medalist took gold won the men's street final. According to NDTV Sports, Japan is second place in the medals tally for the Asian Games with 162 (52 gold, 47 silver and 63 bronze). China leads the tournament with 219 medals (102 gold, 67 silver and 50 bronze).
The Associated Press reports that legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur has returned to the New Jersey Devils as executive vice president of business development. Brodeur, who is the NHL's all-time leading goaltender in wins and who won the Devils three Stanley Cups, commented on the move:
"It feels fantastic to be back home here in New Jersey," Brodeur said. "This unique opportunity will allow me to build on existing relationships in the business community and take on a new challenge in my career. I've been able to work in all facets of the game of hockey and have had a growing interest in the business surrounding the game."
Sam Mowers, Investorideas.com
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