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NFLPA Partners With Tech Companies, Venture Capitalists To Create Business Accelerator

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 06 / 16

The NFLPA has partnered with several tech companies, venture capitalists and marketing agencies to create a new business accelerator targeting emerging sports-focused companies. The new OneTeam Collective will seek to use union intellectual property and access to NFL players as a key tool to help de...

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NFL Exec VP/Football Operations Troy Vincent on Thursday said that the NFL is "re-evaluating its scheduling process in a bid to avoid the short turnaround of having teams playing on Sunday night and then travel to play on Thursday," according to John Wawrow of the AP. Vincent said, "Ideally, that's ...

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12/02/16
NFL Players To Wear Customized Cleats For Charity

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12/01/16
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MLB Takes Home-Field Advantage Off ASG

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