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Miller Lite Renews Deal To Sponsor New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 14

New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials on Friday announced that Miller Lite has extended its deal to sponsor the track for another three years. The deal keeps Miller Lite as the "Official Beer Sponsor of New Hampshire Motor Speedway" through the '17 racing season. NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski , wh...

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Examining The Changing Role Of Commissioner

The sports world has "changed much" during the 22 years Bud Selig has served as MLB Commissioner, and USA TODAY's Allen & Brady examine the role of the "modern commissioner in major American team sports and how it has evolved." NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will be the "dean of commissioners of ...

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NFL To Increase Penalties For Domestic Violence?

The NFL is "considering toughening its penalties for players who commit acts of domestic violence, including a potential one-year ban for a second offense," according to sources cited by Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. Sources said that the policy, if implemented, could "establish guidelines for ...

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NBA Extends All-Star Game Break To A Week

The NBA from Feb. 12-19 will have a "week-long All-Star break around the mid-season game" in N.Y. this season, according to Kurt Helin of NBCSPORTS.com. The longer break is "something a lot of coaches and players wanted" and NBPA President Chris Paul "specifically had talked about." The league is "c ...

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Plans Announced For Chinese American Football League

Plans to form the Chinese American Football League (CAFL), a new initiative to bring pro indoor football to major Chinese cities, were formally announced today. AFL Philadelphia Soul Owner Marty Judge, who says he has two offices already opened in China with 30 employees, is spearheading the initiat ...

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League Notes

USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale notes MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is "euphoric that teams with massive payrolls" are no longer guaranteed success. The Dodgers, at $248M, are the "only first-place team in baseball with a payroll exceeding" $140M. The Nationals, who rank sixth at $140M, have the "next high ...

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Selig Mum On Potential Successor

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday in Baltimore refused to speculate whether tomorrow's vote on his successor will deliver a definitive choice and avoid an impasse among the owners. But Selig said he was not concerned about potential chaos within the voting or the impact a temporary impasse might ...

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Selig Tackles Several Issues Facing MLB

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig met with the press in Baltimore last night ahead of tomorrow's vote on his successor and addressed several issues currently facing the league. Selig said he and other league execs continue to have “constructive dialogue” with the Nationals and Orioles on the ...

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RTA Expands To Include 18 Race Organizations

The Race Team Alliance has added nine new members, bringing the total number of NASCAR Sprint Cup teams participating in the new business association to 18 teams and 37 cars. The additions come a month after nine of the biggest teams in NASCAR banded together to create a business association designe ...

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MLSPU Wary of Player Data Tracking

The MLS Players Union is having "reservations about teams moving forward with collection of data" from players like heart rates and other health information, according to Lauren Hepler of the SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL. MLSPU Exec Dir Bob Foose said it should be considered “protected medi ...

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Finalists To Presents At MLB Owners' Meetings

The three candidates to be the next MLB Commissioner -- MLB COO Rob Manfred, Exec VP/Business Tim Brosnan and Red Sox Chair Tom Werner -- will each make formal presentations tomorrow to the entire group of team owners during league meetings in Baltimore, according to league sources. The presentation ...

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