The Morning Brew: Pokémon Go has huge first weekend, not without problems
The world has gone mad for Pokémon go.
UFC to be sold for lots and lots of money.
Las Vegas-based CBS affiliate KLAS and The New York Times reported late Sunday night that the new owners will be talent agency WME-IMG, its owner Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and MSD Capital, the investment firm of Michael Dell.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the sale in interviews with ESPN and The Associated Press. WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel also announced the sale early Monday in an internal company email that included SNTV -- a joint venture between the AP and IMG.
"We've been honored to have UFC and a number of its athletes as clients and couldn't be happier to take our relationship to this next level as the organization's owner and operating partner," Emanuel said.
At $4 billion, it stands to be the most expensive transaction for an organization in sports history.
Seizure of key air base near Mosul raises prospect of U.S. escalation against ISIS.
The seizure of a key militant-held air base near the Iraqi city of Mosul moves Iraqi security forces closer to attempting to take the country's second largest city back from the Islamic State, and raises the prospect of the Pentagon escalating its military presence in northern Iraq in coming days.
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter arrived Monday in Iraq to meet with senior U.S. military commanders and Iraqi officials, and said that Qayyarah Air Base will serve as a logistics and air hub on which both Iraqi and U.S. troops will operate. On Sunday, a “small number” of American troops arrived and carried out a “brief site survey,” a senior U.S. military official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss recent operations.