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PGA Tour Facing Issue Related To Event Opportunities For Up-And-Coming Players

04 / 24 / 14

The PGA Tour is "facing a problem as a good number of players who advanced through the Web.com Tour finals last September are not finding spots in tournaments," according to Bob Harig of ESPN.com. While the Tour is about offering playing opportunities, it also is about "putting on a show, about sell...

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04/24/14
China Continues Seeing Tennis Growth

In the six years since being granted special status by the Chinese Communist Party, the success of tennis players Li Na and Peng Shuai has "stoked not only national pride but a massive influx of tennis investment in China's most populous cities, creating a market estimated" at $4B, according to Shau ...

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04/23/14
NHL Salary Cap Likely Between $69-70M

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday said that he estimated the salary cap next year will be in the $69-70M range, "but nothing [is] finalized on that," according to Brian Stubits of CBSSPORTS.com. While it is "not the massive jump that had been optimistically projected," it is "still a jump of n ...

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04/23/14
Orlando Pol: MLS Hypocrites On Stadium Issue

Orange County (Fla.) Commissioner Ted Edwards "has an issue" with MLS awarding Atlanta a franchise that will play in the Falcons' new $1B stadium despite Orlando City SC being required to build a new soccer-specific stadium and "playing at the renovated Citrus Bowl was not an option," according ...

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04/22/14
Golf Leaders Experiment With 15-Inch Holes

An "internal rebellion" in golf has led to alternative forms of the game with "new equipment, new rules and radical changes to courses," according to Bill Pennington of the N.Y. TIMES. The goal is to "alter the game’s reputation in order to recruit lapsed golfers and a younger demographic." Am ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Golf, PGA of America

04/22/14
NBA Notes

ESPN.com's Marc Stein cited sources as saying that the NBA has "informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap" of nearly $5M for next season. The sources said that all 30 teams "were informed this week via league memorandum that an increase in the cap" from this season's $58.6M to $6 ...

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04/21/14
Silver Reiterates Desire On Raising Age Limit

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Friday visited with NBA owners in N.Y. and Commissioner Adam Silver again said that the NCAA should "have a seat at the table" when the NBA and NBPA "discuss the league's draft-eligibility age," according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. Silver at an NBA BOG meeting reite ...

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04/21/14
NBA Playoff Seeding Not Silver's Focus

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver "has made it clear" that the notion of potentially changing the current playoff seeding format "is the least important of the issues he wants to address," according to Gary Washburn of the BOSTON GLOBE. This comes after "widespread criticism" about the current system, "e ...

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04/18/14
Bettman Praises Shanahan's League Office Work

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday said that former NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan, who became Maple Leafs President this week , "leaves a lasting legacy with his involvement with the league's player safety department, a position that did not exist until he to ...

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04/18/14
NWSL Eyes Elusive Stability, Viability

The NWSL is in the early stages of its second season, but its "long-term viability is uncertain," as women’s pro leagues in the U.S. "can’t draw fans, either at live events or on television, the way men’s leagues can," according to Juliet Macur of the N.Y. TIMES. Progress for women ...

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04/17/14
Judge Denies NFL Concussion Settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody yesterday "denied preliminary approval" of the $765M settlement between the NFL and "more than 4,500 of its retired players in the concussions case that has been in the spotlight," according to Jeff Blumenthal of the PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL. Plaintiff layw ...

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