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• The Alliance of American Football said that NHL Carolina Hurricane owner Tom Dundon has invested $250M into the league and will become its chairman. The Athletic and other media outlets are reporting that the AAF faced payroll problems after the first week, claiming a glitch in the system.

• Lisa Borders, who in October resigned from her position as president for the WNBA to become president and CEO for Time’s Up, has now resigned from that position.

• Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren have signed with promoter Bob Arum’s Top Rank, putting Fury in position to headline boxing cards under Top Rank’s alliance signed in 2017 with ESPN. Fury’s deal calls for a minimum of two fights per year.

• The French Fencing Federation has officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, popularized in Star Wars, but using more realistic equipment.

• WWE said that Houston’s Minute Maid Park would host the Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The event will mark the second time the Royal Rumble has been held at a baseball stadium following this year’s event at Phoenix’ Chase Field (before a capacity crowd of 48,193). The event will stream live around worldwide on WWE Network.

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