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01/21/15
NASCAR Could Enter Into Longer Track Deals

NASCAR "is poised to enter long-term relationships with its racetracks" after a longtime policy of "one-year engagements," according to Nate Ryan of USA TODAY. There "have been multiple meetings after the 2014 season to discuss the concept of multiyear sanctioning agreements that effectively wo ...

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01/21/15
NHL Runs Afoul Of Canadian Regulations

The NHL’s legal team "failed to ensure" that the league’s US$2B line of credit complied with Canadian regulations when it was launched in October , and as a result, none of the seven Canadian-based NHL teams "can take advantage of the low-interest credit facility, which is managed by Ci ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

01/21/15
U.S. Figure Skating Revenue Flat Compared To '14

U.S. Figure Skating enters this week's Prudential U.S. Championships with revenue equal to the same time a year ago -- when it was heading into the Sochi Games -- thanks to two new sponsors and renewals of a pair of key deals. The NGB has added one-year deals with Viking River Cruises and Consu ...

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01/21/15
MLB Wants Quicker Turnaround Between Innings

MLB pitchers under a new proposal "would be required to finish their warm-up pitches and be ready to make their first pitch of an inning 30 seconds before the end of all between-inning commercial breaks," according to sources cited by Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Hitters similarly "would have to b ...

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01/21/15
SportsCar Series Looks To Build On First Season

Teams, drivers and officials affiliated with the Tudor United SportsCar Championship endurance racing series "hope to build on the successes of last year’s inaugural season, continue attracting more new fans and sponsors, and put the rough patches from that initial season behind them," accordi ...

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01/20/15
Las Vegas NHL Ticket Drive Planned For February

Fidelity National Financial Chair William Foley and former NBA Kings co-Owners Joe and Gavin Maloof on Feb. 10 will "launch a season-ticket drive" for their proposed Las Vegas-based NHL team "to play in the under-construction" MGM Resorts-AEG arena, according to Kevin Allen of USA TODAY. Foley said, ...

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01/20/15
D-League Considering Vegas For Showcase Cup

NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner said that the league is "considering Las Vegas as a future stop" for the Showcase Cup even though the city "does not have a team," according to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. The move "would deepen ties between" the NBA and the city, and Las Vegas’ r ...

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01/20/15
Indy Lights Series On The Rise

Since Indy Lights Owner & CEO Dan Andersen took over the struggling series 19 months ago, he has grown it "from 12 races to 16; doubled the field size with a goal of 25 cars by next year; and inked critical sponsorships," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Ind ...

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01/20/15
League Notes

In Ft. Lauderdale, Craig Davis reports Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez "remains hopeful that David Beckham will succeed in bringing" a MLS team to Miami, but makes it clear it is up to Beckham and his backers "to find a workable stadium plan." Gimenez said that he "hasn't spoken to anyon ...

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01/19/15
Rooney: NFL Has Final Say On Rams Move

Steelers President and NFL stadium committee Chair Art Rooney II's words "were measured" in his first public comments since Rams Owner Stan Kroenke unveiled his vision for an NFL stadium in L.A. , but his message "was clear that the NFL is going to make the decisions on stadiums and relocation," ac ...

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