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Charges Against Ahmad Brooks Mark The Latest Black Eye To 49ers' Image

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

49ers LB Ahmad Brooks will not play in Saturday's preseason game against Broncos after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, marking the "latest in a series of missteps for an organization trying desperately to regain footing," according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. 49ers GM Trent Baalke ...

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Legends Matches Draw Big At Connecticut Open

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Adidas Releasing U.S. Open Shoes

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Louisville Eyes $55M Stadium Expansion

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Will U.S. Still Host '16 Copa America?

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Tokyo Games To Stick With Logo

'20 Tokyo Games organizers today said that they "would stick with a logo hit by plagiarism claims and had no plans to change what they described as an original work." Belgian designer Olivier Debie claimed that the logo, which was unveiled in July, "copied work he had done for a theatre company."& ...

Franchise Notes

In Chicago, Patrick O'Connell notes Bulls G Derrick Rose has been "accused by a former girlfriend of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed Wednesday" in L.A. -- "a charge Rose denied." Rose's "newest line" of adidas sneakers "are set to be released this fall." An adidas spokesperson in a statement said ...

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Players' Tribune Launching Branded Video Series

The Players Tribune, former MLBer Derek Jeter's 10-month-old site, is "furthering its push into digital video with the new series, From Somewhere," its "first branded series" sponsored by Powerade, according to Tim Baysinger of ADWEEK. The first episodes of From Somewhere "will feature four ath ...

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NFLPA Unveils T-Shirt Line Honoring FDNY

The NFLPA on Thursday unveiled a limited-edition collection of T-shirts to celebrate the 150-year legacy of N.Y.'s firefighters. Some of the most popular Jets and Giants will be featured in the designs, including Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr., Jets WR Eric Decker, Giants QB Eli Manning and Jets CB Dar ...

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L.A. Council Set To Discuss '24 Games Bid

The L.A. City Council today will hold its "first meetings to discuss" the city's potential bid for the '24 Games, and a report issued last night "raises concerns" about Mayor Eric Garcetti 's Olympic plans. The report by City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana and Chief Legislative Analyst Sh ...

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