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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin Criticize NFL's Media, Sponsor Policies In Skit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "took issue with several NFL policies" during his weekly media availability Tuesday, including the league's sponsorship stance and its "decision last week to fine teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000" for not talking to the press, according to Bob Condotta of ...

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Guinness Int'l Champions Cup Expands To Asia

Relevent Sports' Guinness Int'l Champions Cup "will be expanded to include a simultaneous competition in Asia next year," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. The competition will return to the U.S. next year, but organizers said that they "will also put on a series in Asia, almost certainly in Aust ...

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MLS All-Star Game Shows League's Growth

As the MLS All-Star Game "has grown, the league has been able to bring in better and better international teams, and the game has become" the league's "signature event to showcase its growing pool of talent on an international stage," according to Jamie Goldberg of the Portland OREGONIAN. Tonight's ...

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Baseball HOF To Roll Out Traveling Exhibit

The Baseball HOF today will announce that it has "joined a partnership to create a museum on wheels that is being planned to be launched" in Spring Training '16, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. The roaming HOF exhibit -- a partnership with MLBAM, IMAX, Creative Sports Agency and Red Sox C ...

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Int'l Champions Cup Sees Strong Attendance

The ’14 Guinness Int’l Champions Cup drew a total of 642,224 fans for the 13 soccer matches played from July 24 through Aug. 4, up 30% from the event last year, which consisted of 12 matches. The event’s attendance growth was fueled by the crowd of 109,318 for Manchester United ...

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Guinness Int'l Champions Cup Brings Big Crowds

Saturday's Guinness Int'l Champions Cup Manchester United-Real Madrid match at Michigan Stadium drew a crowd of 109,318 fans, the "most ever to watch a soccer game in the United States, besting the 101,799 in the Rose Bowl for the gold medal game between Brazil and France" at the '84 Summer Games, a ...

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More Than 20,000 Attend HOF Enshrinement

The Pro Football HOF enshrinement ceremony on Saturday night drew "a crowd of about 20,000 at Canton's Fawcett Stadium," according to Mark Gaughan of the BUFFALO NEWS. There was a "sea of Bills jerseys," as "roughly half the crowd was Buffalo fans." Of the seven men who entered the HOF as its Class ...

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World Series Of Volleyball Attendance Surges

The FIVB Asics World Series of Volleyball at Long Beach that concluded July 27 “was a rousing success” as promoter Leonard Armato “estimated 50,000 people came by during six days,” a 20-25% bump on the ‘13 event, according to Bob Keisser of the ORANGE COUNTY REGIST ...

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IMS Continues NASCAR Attendance Battle

The crowd for Jeff Gordon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 win yesterday "appeared to be between 80,000 and 90,000, less than half the number who witnessed" Gordon's first win at the inaugural Indianapolis Motor Speedway in '94, according to Jim Peltz of the L.A. TIMES ( 7/28 ). In Indiana ...

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Large Crowd Turns Out For Baseball HOF Inducation

The '14 Baseball HOF Induction Ceremony yesterday drew an estimated crowd of 48,000 fans at the Clark Sports Center, marking the third-largest estimated crowd in the history of the event. The '07 ceremony drew an estimated 82,000 fans and the '99 ceremony crowd was estimated at 50,000 ( Baseball HOF ...

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LPGA Deems Inaugural Int'l Crown A Success

The U.S. team's failure to qualify for yesterday's final round of the LPGA Int'l Crown "isn't going to cause an overhaul" of the tournament's format, according to Randell Mell of GOLFCHANNEL.com. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan "loves the drama the U.S. vs. Korea playoff created Saturday and can ev ...

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