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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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The Pirates last night unveiled their "new clubhouse facilities at McKechnie Field" in Bradenton, Fla., including numerous state-of-the-art features," according to Tom Singer of MLB.com. The 22,500-square-foot "edifice beyond the right-field corner represents" about a 50% expansion of the previous a ...

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Inglewood OKs Kroenke's NFL Stadium Plan

The Inglewood City Council yesterday voted unanimously to "approve an 80,000-seat stadium at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack, jump-starting the effort to bring an NFL team back" to L.A., according to Logan, Jennings & Fenno of the L.A. TIMES. Inglewood Mayor James Butts called the c ...

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St. Pete Mayor Wants New Rays Vote

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NFL Sends Out Surveys On New Rams Venue

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PNC Park Adding New Fan Hangouts

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Seahawks Adding Fan Deck To The Clink

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Talladega Adding SAFER Barriers After Crash

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Kentucky Speedway Capacity Staying Same

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Chargers Put Pressure On San Diego Task Force

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