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NHL's Bettman Indicates Olympic Participation, CBA Negotiations Could Still Be Linked

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The NHLPA may have  officially shot down the idea of extending the CBA through '25 in exchange for continued Olympic participation, but the door "still seems to be wide open to explore that framework further," according to Chris Johnston of SPORTSNET.ca. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman came out ...

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PGA Tour Approves Jay Monahan As Commissioner

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11/08/16
"MNF" Errors Bring NFL Refs Under Scrutiny

The first half of last night's Bills-Seahawks game "ended about as chaotically and bizarrely as possible -- with the Seahawks ultimately benefitting from some officiating confusion," according to Bob Condotta of the SEATTLE TIMES. With Bills K Dan Carpenter lined up for a 53-yard field goal, Se ...

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11/08/16
NBA Stocked With Young Talent For Future

If basketball fans are "wondering about the next generation of NBA stars, there’s no need for concern," as the young talent in the league is "deep, intriguing and impressive," according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. Among this group of players 23 and younger are Bucks F Giannis Antetokou ...

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11/08/16
PBR On The Rise Since WME-IMG Sale

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11/08/16
NASCAR Looking For Next Young

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League Notes

ESPN N.Y.'s Ian Begley cited sources as saying that NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts "plans to meet with all players in person in the coming weeks to discuss the new labor agreement." Begley: "This is another sign that an agreement between the NBA and NBPA is imminent." The NBA and the union have ...

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NHLPA To Split World Cup Of Hockey Revenue 70-30

The split of the NHLPA's revenue from the World Cup of Hockey is "skewed to the approximately 180 participants in the tournament as opposed to the 520 or so players who did not compete," according to Larry Brooks of the N.Y. POST. Sources confirmed that the split, "though not yet codified throu ...

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Cam Newton Quiet On Officiating After Rams Game

Neither Panthers QB Cam Newton nor coach Ron Rivera "had much to say about the officiating" in the Panthers' 13-10 victory yesterday over the Rams after Newton last week loudly criticized the number of no-calls against him, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. When Newton was ask ...

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Elliott Domestic Issues Puts Pressure On League

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Blizzard Planning For Pro "Overwatch" League

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