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Canadiens' Geoff Molson, Jets' Mark Chipman Join NHL Exec Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The NHL BOG on Friday elected Canadiens Owner Geoff Molson and Jets Owner Mark Chipman to its 10-member Exec Committee. The two replace late Flyers Owner Ed Snider and Hurricanes Owner Peter Karmanos, Jr. , who was not re-elected. The other eight members include Henry Samueli (Ducks), Murr...

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Weekend Plans With NFL Giants VP Don Sperling

NFL Giants Entertainment VP & Exec Producer DON SPERLING grew up in Yonkers, N.Y. as a fan of the team. Now, he is responsible for helping to create a dynamic platform of media content for the club he grew up watching. This week, the Giants host the rival Cowboys on NBC’s “Sunday N ...

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Kentucky Snaps Up TaxSlayer Bowl Tickets

The Univ. of Kentucky on Thursday said that its fan base has "snapped up the team’s initial allotment of 8,000 tickets" for the New Year's Eve TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia Tech at Everbank Field and has "requested additional tickets," according to Garry Smits of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. ...

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Randy Couture Criticizes UFC's Treatment Of Athletes

Former UFC fighter Randy Couture on Thursday "railed against the multi-billion-dollar company's control of athletes during a hearing on Capitol Hill," according to Alex Daugherty of MCCLATCHY NEWS. Couture: "A machine is basically printing money for them. They don’t want to give up that struct ...

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Woods' Return Boosts NBC Golf Viewership

Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge last week proved to be a boon for NBC Sports, which saw significant audience increases from the ’15 event. Thursday coverage, which documented most of Woods’ first round in 15 months, averaged 782,000 viewers on Go ...

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Kris Bryant Signs Record Extension With Adidas

adidas on Thursday announced it has reached a multiyear extension of its endorsement deal with Cubs 3B Kris Bryant. The reigning NL MVP will continue to play a lead role in the brand's marketing campaigns while collaborating on future cleats and accessories ( adidas ). ESPN's Darren Rovell reported ...

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Costs Of Mobile Connectivity Impact College Venues

Mobile connectivity in sports venues can supercharge fan engagement and marketing, but for cash-strapped college programs, it is still seen as a costly luxury rather than a non-negotiable inside stadiums. The key, said panelists at the ’16 Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, is to demon ...

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Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Printing.” “The three major western typefaces are Gothic, Roman and this one first used in an entire book in 1501 for a work by Virgil .”

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As you consider Russian corruption, remember the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was happy for them to compete in Rio — Paul Kelso (@pkelso) December 9, 2016 Russian journalist asks if nation will lose its 1st place standing at Sochi. Investigator calls revi ...

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The BOSTON GLOBE writes the Red Sox have taken a "philosophical U-turn " under President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski . In movie terms, the team has "switched from documentary filmmaking" under former GM Ben Cherington  to "producing a star-studded summer blockbuster" under Dombrow ...

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“What is Italics?”

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