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Bettman Praises Shanahan For Player Safety Work, Says No Replacement Lined Up Yet

04 / 18 / 14

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday said that former NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan, who became Maple Leafs President this week , "leaves a lasting legacy with his involvement with the league's player safety department, a position that did not exist until he to...

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02/19/14
Rousey Becoming UFC's Most Popular Fighter

Ronda Rousey, who on Saturday defends her bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 170, is "the biggest star in MMA, period, and one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world," according to Kevin Iole of YAHOO SPORTS. Rousey is "by far the most in-demand athlete in the UFC, and it's n ...

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02/19/14
Basketball Notes

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in an interview with ESPN Radio said that Heat F LeBron James "is among the players who have personally asked him to make the league's annual All-Star break longer." Silver said that James is "lobbying for an extended break to allow the game's stars to enjoy some semblan ...

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02/18/14
Formula E CEO Talks Keys To Series' Success

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag sat for a Q&A with Tony DiZinno of NBCSPORTS.com, who noted Agag is a "veteran European Parliament politician who has expanded into motorsports in both Formula One and GP2." The FE season begins in September, "but testing will occur all year in preparation." Below ar ...

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02/17/14
Goodell's Most-Recent Pay Exceeds $44M

The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013. That figure includes $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include the pay figures, with the IRS tomorrow. That return will s ...

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02/17/14
Wells Report On Dolphins Released

The findings of Ted Wells' investigation into alleged abuse in the Dolphins' locker room were issued Friday, and the life of players was "depicted in extraordinary and often unseemly detail, evoking 'Lord of the Flies' more than the highlight reels that saturate autumn Sundays," according to a front ...

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02/17/14
Silver Has First State Of The NBA Address

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his first news conference during All-Star Weekend, and "kept his focus on the game but hinted at some changes to the business" of the league, according to Brian Mahoney of the AP. From the "look of the draft to the look of the uniforms, Silver touched on a number of ...

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02/14/14
NBA's Silver Touts International Growth

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is "primed to attack his new job with all the ferocity of a LeBron James dunk," according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY. Tell Silver that it is "impossible to have the kind of impact" David Stern had -- growing annual revenues from $156M to $5.6B -- and he will "respectfully ...

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02/14/14
Goodell Publicy Issues Support For Sam

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday "offered public support" for former Univ. of Missouri DE Michael Sam, saying that he "commended Sam for his decision to publicly disclose that he is gay," according to Bob Glauber of NEWSDAY. Goodell, speaking at Jesse Jackson's "Wall Street Project" in N. ...

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02/14/14
NBA D-League To Use Jersey Sensors

The NBA D-League will be using biometric sensors embedded in uniforms for the duration of this season, extending a keen interest the NBA already has in player analytics. The sensors, weighing about 1oz each, will be worn by players on their chest or back, and provide a wide range of physical data su ...

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02/14/14
Major League Gaming Expands To Brazil

Major League Gaming is expanding outside of North America, establishing a new int'l franchise called MLG Brasil. The new venture will begin with competitions on Feb. 16 and 23, and contain a regular series of events and online distribution of its competitions through MLG.TV like its U.S.-based count ...

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