Quote of the Day

"It’s almost an out-of-body experience. This time of year, I’m normally presenting a trophy and getting booed. To receive one and get applause is really quite novel."
-- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, on being named Sports Executive of the Year at last night's Sports Business Awards.
Thursday May 22, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 177 Print This Issue

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  • Top Of The Mountain

    NHL takes home three SBAs: Event, League and Exec of the Year

    NBC Sports Group and the NHL emerged as the big winners last night at the 7th annual Sports Business Awards presented by SportsBusiness Daily/Journal/Global, which took place in front of a record crowd of 800 execs at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.  For the NHL, which came off a lockout that ended in January '13, the night capped off a successful year. The league won Event of the Year for the ‘14 Bridgestone Winter Classic, League of the Year and Commissioner Gary Bettman earned the high-profile Executive of the Year. NBC Sports Group also had an impressive haul, sweeping all three media categories (Media, Television, Digital Media). The evening featured a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Steelers Chair ...

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