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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 25 / 17

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel : “The NFL announced that they are relaxing their policy on touchdown celebrations. It used to be you'd get a penalty for celebrating after a touchdown. Under the new rules, players will be able to use the football as a prop, they'll be able to celebrate as a group an...

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NFL Making Medical Tents Permanent On Sidelines

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Why Do Some Cheer ESPN's Recent Struggles?

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05/24/17
Bose Signs Multiyear Extension Of NFL Deal

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

05/24/17
Yankees' Judge's Chambers Area Draws Mixed Reaction

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Facility Notes

SOCCER AMERICA's Paul Kennedy reports the San Diego clerk's office certified that FS Investors, the group seeking to build a soccer stadium for an MLS team, had "enough signatures to take its development initiative to the city council." FS Investors "wants the measure to go to voters for a special N ...

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05/24/17
Future Olympics Could Be In Question

The IOC "runs the risk of endangering the future of the Olympic movement" as costs associated with hosting the Games "spiral and the trail of waste grows longer and wider," according to Nancy Armour of USA TODAY. Unless the "rampant spending is reined in, the IOC will find within a decade that ...

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05/24/17
America's Cup Gets Makeover For '17 Edition

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Minding My Business: WTA President Micky Lawler

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Ticketmaster Signs Partnership With Gametime

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Big Names On Tap For 10th Annual SBAs

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