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NFL To Let Cardinals Fans Preview Super Bowl XLIX Stadium App

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 21 / 14

The NFL at today’s Seahawks-Cardinals game will allow fans to preview the Super Bowl Stadium App in advance of the Feb. 1 game at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. The mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to access three types of video content – in-game h...

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Patriots' Account Tweets At Racist Handle

The Patriots on Thursday learned "a lesson of caution for social media branding" when their Twitter account "thanked a user with a racist handle as part of a campaign to celebrate reaching 1 million followers," according to the BOSTON GLOBE. The tweet, which was sent out at 9:02pm ET, "thanked an ac ...

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Return Of LeBron Spikes Cavs' Social Media

The Cavaliers' "social media presence has erupted" since F LeBron James rejoined the team this summer, according to a study cited by Joe Vardon of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. Data from the Adobe Digital Index shows that the Cavaliers' social media mentions -- which include Facebook, Twitter, blogs, ...

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Mets' Payroll Number Uncertain Entering '15

After signing RF Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21M deal on Monday, the Mets now have $62.5M "committed to the payroll next year, and with nine players set for arbitration the payroll is somewhere over $90 million at this point, depending on how large the raises are," according to Mike Vorkunov of ...

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Bayern Munich Lands Deal With U.S. Youth Soccer Org.

German soccer club Bayern Munich yesterday announced a partnership with Global Premier Soccer, one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the U.S. The partnership will allow the team, which recently opened a N.Y. office to further expand its footprint in the country , to bring elements of its ...

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Franchise Notes

D-Backs Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa yesterday said that the team "has selected its new director of analytics, and will announce the hire after the GM meetings" conclude this week. In Phoenix, Zach Buchanan notes La Russa "has been steadfast that he doesn't want the analytics side of things ...

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NFL Franchise Notes

The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Kevin Clark wrote it "has become easier" for NFL fans to "have a sizable presence in an opponent's stadium." With the emergence of sites such as StubHub and NFL partner TicketExchange, fans "can easily grab tickets even a few hours in advance and make the trip." StubHub dat ...

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MLB Franchise Notes

FOX SPORTS ARIZONA's Jack Magruder reported former D-Backs GM & President of Baseball Operations Kevin Towers "is a few pen strokes from joining" the Reds front office. Reds GM Walt Jocketty yesterday at MLB's GM meetings said, "We're still dotting the i's ... and crossing the t's. It will happe ...

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49ers' Ray McDonald Has Case Dismissed

49ers DE Ray McDonald "will not face domestic violence charges in connection with a dispute at his San Jose home with his pregnant fiancée because prosecutors cannot prove a crime occurred," according to Aleaziz & Sernoffsky of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The Santa Clara County District Attorney' ...

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MLB Looking Into Tampering Between Cubs, Maddon

MLB has "unleashed its Department of Investigation to look into whether the Cubs tampered " with new manager Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays, according to Joel Sherman of the N.Y. POST. It is the Rays’ "contention Maddon only opted out of his contract because he was ...

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MLSE Execs Pushing Maple Leafs In China

MLSE Chief Commercial Officer Dave Hopkinson and Dir of Global Partnerships & Int'l Business Development Bo Hu this past weekend were in China as "part of a Leaf-centric campaign to grow hockey’s popularity in the world’s most populous country," according to Morgan Campbell ...

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