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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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08/29/14
Goodell Praised For Domestic Violence Policy

The NFL revealed a new domestic violence policy Thursday , and observers of the league have "never before seen the leader of a major professional sport admit a mistake as unequivocally or atone for it as immediately -- and forcefully -- as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did," according to a front-p ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/28/14
NHL Faces Obstacles To Potential Expansion

NHL expansion "is going to continue to be a hot topic" because the league is "as stable economically as it has been in years," according to Scott Burnside of ESPN.com. The NHL yesterday denied reports that Las Vegas was a "done deal" to land a team and that the league could expand by as many as fo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

08/28/14
NFL Criticized For Year-Long Ban Of Gordon

Browns WR Josh Gordon "has been banned from the NFL for at least a season because he violated its substance-abuse policy again," but Gordon's camp is "considering litigation in response," according to a front-page piece by Nate Ulrich of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. There is "precedent for players rece ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/28/14
League Notes

ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto reported UFC "intends to further its anti-doping effort ... by implementing a random, out-of-competition drug-testing program later this year." UFC VP/Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner said that the promotion is "in discussion with 'four to five' independent drug-testing a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/27/14
NHL Denies Report It Will Add Four Teams

The NHL this morning "shot down" a report that it is planning to expand to Las Vegas, Quebec City, Seattle and Toronto, according to the TORONTO STAR. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said to French-language TV outlet TVA Sports, "Not in our plans. Nothing new to report on expansion." The four citi ...

Tags: NHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/27/14
Darlington Change Highlights '15 NASCAR Schedule

Darlington Speedway is returning "to its traditional Labor Day weekend," one of a "handful of changes" to the '15 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, according to Jim Utter of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The Southern 500 was held on Labor Day weekend from '50-'03 before Darlington’s "lone Cup series date ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

08/27/14
NFLPA's Smith Talks CBA, Upcoming Election

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith said the organization has been "extremely pleased with the way the CBA has unfolded," as the salary cap has "increased dramatically." Appearing on ESPN2's "Numbers Never Lie," Smith said, "The players are taking the lion's share of television revenue, which is the larg ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/27/14
New NBA Baselines Rules Focus On Player Safety

The NBA is "expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety," according to Brian Mahoney of the AP. The new regulations call for an "extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

08/26/14
Gilbert Lays Out Agenda For NFLPA Exec Dir Role

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert this morning outlined an ambitious agenda as part of his campaign for NFLPA Exec Dir, including agreeing to an 18-game regular season, while at the same time ripping apart the current CBA and shifting resources back to the players. Gilbert is running against incumbent DeMau ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/26/14
Men's Tennis Lacks Diversity Of Women's Game

The women's draw at the U.S. Open is "teeming with diversity," as nine of the top 14 ranked U.S. women "are African-American, Asian, Latina or mixed race, including five of the top six," according to Douglas Robson of USA TODAY. There is "little doubt the landscape of American tennis, especially on ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

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