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A view of the Staples Center before a Lakers-Cavaliers game this month. Photo: Josh Lefkowitz / Getty Images

A new digital streaming service and app called “Bleacher Report Live” (B/R Live for short) will be available to consumers beginning in April, acting as Turner's one-stop destination for live digital sports consumption and discovery. By implementing flexible pricing options this summer, it aims to reach highly-engaged millennial sports fans.

Why it matters: Consumers still watch sports and news live, which is why TV networks think they'll be able to get consumers to pay extra for digital streaming packages built around those topics. NBC and CBS have both launched live sports streaming services while Disney plans to launch one for ESPN this spring.

What you can watch: the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, NBA League Pass games, 65 NCAA Championships, the PGA Championship, National Lacrosse League, The Spring League, Red Bull Global Rallycross, World Arm Wrestling League, and more.

  • NBA League Pass, in particular, will allow fans to purchase and watch live NBA games in progress at a reduced price.

The context: The news comes as Turner's parent company, Time Warner, is in the midst of fighting the DOJ to win a merger deal with AT&T. One of the DOJ's concerns is that the merger may cause AT&T to withhold valuable content from other telecom companies.

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More than a dozen injured in downtown Austin shooting

Police tape in Austin, Texas in 2018. Photo: y Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A shooting in a busy part of downtown Austin, Texas, early Saturday injured at least 13 people, including two who are in critical condition.

The state of play: Gunfire erupted around 1:30 a.m. along 6th Street, a popular area with bars and restaurants. The suspected shooter remains at large, Austin police said. "It is unknown if there is one, or multiple suspects involved," they noted, adding the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.

Biden to urge G7 to take unified approach to countering China

Photo: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden on Saturday is expected to urge fellow G7 leaders to adopt a unified approach to countering China's rising global influence, AP reports.

Driving the news: The G7 leaders are set to unveil a multi-billion-dollar global infrastructure plan aimed at rivaling Beijing's efforts in the developing world.

Why America's post-vaccine summer is off to a slow start

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Americans are itching to put pandemic life behind them, but many of the necessary ingredients for a summer of carefree fun — everything from neighborhood pools to car rentals — still aren't fully available.

The big picture: Labor shortages, scrambled supply chains and simple logistics are all making it harder for a whole range of businesses to meet post-pandemic demand, and that’s making “hot vax summer” a little harder to pull off.

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