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Strong & Growing: Survey Shows MLS Popularity Equal To MLB Among Teens03 / 10 / 14
MLS has caught up with MLB in a "significant marker of popularity," as the annual ESPN Sports Poll shows that "both leagues can claim" 18% of 12- to 17-year-olds as avid fans, according to Roger Bennett of ESPN FC. This marks the "first time in the 20-year history" of the survey that MLS has equaled...
"Several NBA referees are pressing their negotiating team to bring the league''s contract offer to a membership vote," according to a report in Friday''s USA TODAY. Union President Mike Mathis turned
OILERS TO NASHVILLE: Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen appeared on NBC''s "Today" this morning. Bredesen, asked by NBC''s Bryant Gumbel what the citizens of Nashville will get from their investment: "What
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MLB owners are discussing eliminating more than one third of their minor-league teams, according to Jerome Holtzman of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The plan was reportedly discussed at length during the GM me
The NFL "is working overtime behind the scenes" on finding a solution to the Browns'' proposed move to Baltimore, according to ESPN''s Chris Mortensen. He added that if Cleveland''s $175M stadium reno
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Major League Soccer announced the appointment of sports and entertainment marketing exec Doug Logan as the league''s Commissioner, President and CEO. Logan replaces former CEO Alan Rothenberg as overs
FORBES magazine examines the dispute between CART''s IndyCar circuit ("the Twisty People") and Tony George''s new Indy Racing League ("the Oval People") (FORBES, 12/4 issue). ....The boards of the Ame
The locked-out NBA referees, "who a day earlier rejected the league''s latest offer, want another negotiating session," according to a wire story picked up in today''s WASHINGTON POST. The refs disput
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Despite the outcry over a World Tour idea that was floated just one year ago, the "notion of increasing elite competition among the world''s best players lives on strongly," according to Jeff Rude in
The NBA said it has reached its "negotiating limit" with its locked-out referees and that they are prepared to play out the regular season with replacements, according to the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS.