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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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NFL Eyeing Germany For Regular-Season Game

Although the NFL's "efforts in London are still at the forefront," Germany "will soon be in consideration for a regular-season game," according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Frankfurt and Dusseldorf "are the likeliest sites, with Berlin and Munich also under consideration." The "overriding issue in Ge ...

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TV Pundits Question NFL About Goal-Line Cameras

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U.S. Rep Presses Goodell On NFL Tax Exemption

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who serves as House Oversight Committee Chair, pressed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter "for more information about how much the league saves" because of its current tax exemption, and "whether it considered giving up the exemption," according to Bernie B ...

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WTA's Allaster Focusing On Fan Feedback

WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster "has set her sights on further growth of the tour via a landmark television deal and by enhancing the fan experience," according to Mark Lamport-Stokes of REUTERS. Allaster said of the WTA's TV  deal with London-based Perform, which begins in '17 , "It’ ...

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MLS In Minneapolis Hinges On Stadium Plan

MLS Commissioner Don Garber yesterday announced the league's intent to bring a franchise to Minneapolis, but said that the expansion decision "isn’t final until a plan for a dedicated soccer stadium is secure," according to Eric Roper of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Garber: "We all know they& ...

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Goodell Speech Addresses Only "Micro-Issues"

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday concluded the owners meeting in Phoenix by answering questions about "most of the micro-issues facing the league," but left "untouched, for the most part, was an acknowledgement that ... the NFL's 32 teams spent three days digging at the root of their most da ...

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NFL Nearing End Of Hardy Investigation

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Report: Belichick Upset After Cameras Shot Down

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NHL Denied Motion To Dismiss Concussion Case

A federal judge in Minnesota yesterday "denied an NHL motion to dismiss a case brought by retired players who accused the league of concealing from them the risks of repeated head trauma and promoting violence on the ice," and the decision "may prompt a financial settlement," according to Ken Belson ...

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League Notes

In Miami, Manny Navarro reports MLB "is looking into allegations" tying Marlins P Jarred Cosart to gambling. Cosart "deleted his official Twitter account" on Tuesday night "after screenshots of purported direct messages from Cosart to a gambling expert were leaked by a third party." MLB Chief Commun ...

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