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Audience Analysis: ESPN Gets Strong Audience For Randy Moss "30 For 30" Documentary

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ESPN drew 2.17 million viewers for “Rand University” on Nov. 11, marking the net’s best documentary audience since the premiere of “The Book Of Manning” on Sept. 24, 2013 and eighth-best documentary audience since the “30 for 30” project began in ’09. ...

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NHL, Union Aim To Sell Overseas Competitions

NHL owners and the NHLPA "want to establish a long-term international schedule," all "with an eye to selling the game around the world," according to David Shoalts of the GLOBE & MAIL. The schedule could include the Winter Games, a World Cup of Hockey every two years, the annual Int'l Ice Hockey ...

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NFL Suspends Peterson For Season

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NFLPA's Smith Responds To Peterson Suspension

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith said the process that the NFL has employed since the beginning of the season on domestic violence issues "has been arbitrary, inconsistent, uneven and inconsistent” with the CBA in terms of meting out discipline to the players in the league. Smith, in response to ...

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Bettman Talks Gambling, Expansion Potential

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday spoke to the media on a variety of topics at the Primetime Sports Management Conference in Toronto. When asked about the Coyotes and Panthers, he said, “Both are rebuilding in different ways. Arizona has real ownership and they are improving. I like what ...

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UFC Announces Full Calendar For '15

For the "first time in its history," UFC yesterday "tipped most of its hand" with the release of its entire '15 schedule an dates for every event, according to Matt Erickson of USA TODAY. It also "gave some clues for locations for those fight cards, though the vast majority do not yet have cities an ...

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USSF Considers Evaluation Of Player Academies

The U.S. Soccer Federation has "identified what it believes is the root" of its player development shortcomings and "is on the verge of several major changes designed to address it," according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. The USSF is "considering outside help" and "plans to authorize a full audi ...

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CFL Urged To Start Season Earlier

CFL Edmonton Eskimos President & CEO Len Rhodes said that the “time has come” for the league to “move the schedule ahead,” according to Terry Jones of the EDMONTON SUN. Rhodes has “asked for such a move to go on the agenda for the CFL Management Council Dec. 10-11 i ...

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NHRA Looks To Increase Exposure

The NHRA “aims to recruit more fans” by making changes such as "having more of its key races televised live instead of on a delayed basis,” according to Jim Peltz of the L.A. TIMES. NHRA President Tom Compton noted that while the organization “doesn't release figures, attenda ...

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Sources: NWSL Exec Dir Bailey Stepping Down

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NASCAR's New Format Gets High Marks

Kevin Harvick won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship last night by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and the conclusion of a revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup "seemed to align perfectly for NASCAR ... which enjoyed a highly competitive and scintillating season fin ...

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