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Finish Line Reports Dip In Q4 Earnings Despite Uptick In Revenue

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Finish Line reported a decline in Q4 earnings and "warned that profits in the current year may miss expectations," as the sports-apparel retailer has "struggled lately in a retail environment dogged by more promotions and lower mall traffic." The company's earnings fell 5% to $40.8M despite revenues...

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10.9 million  – At presstime, number of views of a WWE Facebook video that depicts a "Monday Night Raw" segment featuring Hulk Hogan , Snoop Dogg and Curtis Axel . That number surpasses any of the NFL's Facebook video highlights from Super Bowl XLIX or NBA clips from the ' ...

National Women's Hockey League Created

Former Northeastern Univ. hockey player Dani Rylan and IIHF HOFer and IOC member Angela Ruggiero have created the National Women's Hockey League, which is "set to debut" in '15-16, according to Jen Neale of YAHOO SPORTS. The U.S. women's pro league "operates as a dual-entity." Part of the business ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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ADWEEK.com compiled this series of Instagram videos from U.K.-based designer and calligrapher   Sebastian Lester , who demonstrates his ability to quickly replicate iconic corporate logos from scratch. Featured brands include Nike, Converse, adidas and ESPN. Watch the videos .

TaylorMade-Adidas Golf CEO Steps Down

TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO BEN SHARPE  "has left the company" less than a year after taking over for MARK KING , according to E. Michael Johnson of GOLF DIGEST. The company in a release cited "personal reasons" for Sharpe's departure. TaylorMade-adidas Golf promoted TaylorMade and Adams Golf ...

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Grassroots Approach Spurred United's MLS Expansion

MLS expansion club Minnesota United's bid to join the league was successful in part because of its "ground-up approach," which much like Orlando City SC, the Timbers and Sounders was based around building the club "slowly in a lower league, in this case the second-tier NASL," according to Jeff Carli ...

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Unions, Inglewood NFL Developers Reach Deal

Developers of the proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood, Calif., and organized labor "reached agreement Thursday" on jobs for the $1.86B project, avoiding a referendum that "could have delayed the start of construction," according to Fenno & Logan of the L.A. TIMES. The deals between "nine of the fe ...

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NFL Eyeing Germany For Regular-Season Game

Although the NFL's "efforts in London are still at the forefront," Germany "will soon be in consideration for a regular-season game," according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Frankfurt and Dusseldorf "are the likeliest sites, with Berlin and Munich also under consideration." The "overriding issue in Ge ...

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Report: Barclays Will Not Renew EPL Deal

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Jets Owner Sells Apartment For $77.5M

Access Industries Chair  LEN BLAVATNIK  bought an apartment on Fifth Avenue from NFL Jets Owner  WOODY JOHNSON  for $77.5M, "a record price for a Manhattan co-op" ( BLOOMBERG NEWS, 3/26 )....Golfer FRED COUPLES sold his Brentwood, Calif., home in an "off-market deal for slightl ...

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