Los Angeles – News Corp.’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports Interactive Media unit
has acquired Yardbarker, a network of sports-related blogs.
Financial terms of
the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2006, San Francisco-based
Yardbarker is home to over 800 blogs, including 70 penned by professional
athletes, which draw an average of 7.5 million monthly visitors.
has raised a total of $8 million in funding to date, from backers including
Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Labrador Ventures and Baseline Ventures.