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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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12/19/14
League Notes

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that NHL officials this week met with reps for Fidelity National Financial Chair William Foley "to discuss the season-ticket drive" for a prospective expansion team in Las Vegas. Daly in an e-mail wrote, "Good discussion fleshing out what they have planned ...

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12/18/14
Cuba Decision Could Impact MLB

President Obama’s decision yesterday to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba will "resonate through baseball," as the the "trickle of dazzling talent that already flows from the baseball-crazed island could turn into a geyser," according to Adam Kilgore of the WASHINGTON POST. A& ...

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12/18/14
Silver Discusses Future NBA All-Star Sites

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver last night at Time Warner Cable Arena said the Hornets “have a great chance” of hosting an All-Star Game in the near future and at this point, “it’s really just a question of what year” it will come to fruition. The Hornets in August announc ...

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12/18/14
FIFA's Chief Investigator Resigns

FIFA Chief Investigator Michael Garcia yesterday resigned his position, citing a "lack of leadership" within the organization and "months of frustration following his investigation" into the '18 and '22 World Cup bidding processes, according to Joshua Robinson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The re ...

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12/17/14
Current, Former Fighters Sue UFC

A current UFC fighter and two former competitors "have filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization, alleging an illegal monopoly that limits fighter earnings," according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. TIMES. Attorneys said that the suit "was filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose" on ...

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12/17/14
Bernie Ecclestone Retains Control Of F1

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has won his battle to retain control of the racing organization after former Diageo CEO Paul Walsh “walked away from plans" to become F1 BOD Chair, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. CVC Capital Partners co-Founder & co-Chair Donald Mackenzie, whose f ...

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12/16/14
Top ATP Events Could Sue Tour Over Prize Money

The ATP’s top nine events are threatening to sue the tour for agreeing to raise their prize money without the events’ consent, a potential bonfire that could threaten the delicate balance of a circuit run by both management and labor. In a strongly worded letter last Monday to ATP Exec C ...

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12/15/14
Mara Thinks NFL Got It Right With Conduct Policy

NFL Giants President & CEO John Mara said NFL execs now are "responding the right way" to off-the-field scandals that have plagued the league this season, but added, "we need to do a better job handling these issues, and I think this [new personal conduct policy] is a step in the right di ...

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12/15/14
Peterson Plans Lawsuit Against NFL

The NFLPA today "followed through on its pledge and sued the NFL" on behalf of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, "seeking his immediate reinstatement" after an arbitrator upheld the suspension Friday, according to Paul Walsh of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The NFLPA in its filing in U.S. District Court ...

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12/15/14
Foley Confident In Viability Of NHL In Vegas

Fidelity National Financial Chair William Foley, who is looking into possibly bringing an NHL expansion team to Las Vegas , recently sat down with SPORTSNET.ca's Elliotte Friedman to discuss his interest. Foley said he and his team are "very confident that Las Vegas is ready" for an NHL franchise. ...

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