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Coca-Cola in a statement today announced that North America President of Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing WENDY CLARK "will return to that role on April 6 after a three-month leave ." Clark and Coke "never confirmed the nature of Ms. Clark's outside project," but it was "widely reported...

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03/25/15
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SPORTSNET.ca's Mark Spector predicts the NHL "will make Las Vegas its 31st team, and on a measure of success, it will be a lot closer to Columbus or San Jose, than Arizona or Florida." With a downtown rink and "market exclusivity, hockey might have a better chance to survive in Las Vegas than it wou ...

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03/24/15
NFL L.A. Vote Could Come By Year's End

The NFL could vote as soon as the end of this year on relocating one or two teams to L.A., Exec VP/Business Ventures Eric Grubman told the owners at their annual league meeting yesterday. Grubman is in charge of the league's effort to return to L.A. after a 20-year absence. Currently, the period the ...

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03/24/15
PGA Tour Caddie Upset With Dress Code

The contentiousness between the PGA Tour and its caddies "seems to be escalating following an incident on Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational," according to Rex Hoggard of GOLFCHANNEL.com. Duane Bock, who caddies for Kevin Kisner, was told by a Tour official following the third round that t ...

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03/23/15
NFL Hires ATF Chief For Player Conduct

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this morning at the annual owners meeting said that Lisa Friel would be special counsel for investigations, and former ATF Dir Todd Jones will be the league's first disciplinary officer. Both jobs stem from last year's uproar over domestic violence incidents in th ...

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03/23/15
Goodell Talks Deflategate, Rule Changes, L.A.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sat down for an extensive Q&A with THE MMQB's Peter King on the eve of the annual owners meetings and discussed several issues that are up for discussion, including expanding the postseason field and the L.A. situation. Goodell also talked about some of the ...

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03/23/15
MLS To Announce New Team On Wednesday

MLS will formally announce that NASL club Minnesota United will join the league as an expansion club at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00am CT. Minnesota United is owned by Bill McGuire, the former UnitedHealth Group Chair & CEO who purchased the club from the NASL in '12. ...

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03/23/15
NASCAR Tweaks Purses For National Series

NASCAR quietly has "increased the purses for its two national developmental series while Sprint Cup purses have dropped by a tick this year," according to Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com. NASCAR Chair & CEO Brian France last year said that the sanctioning body would consider giving Xfinity Series ...

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03/20/15
All MLB Season Finales To Start At Same Time

MLB has "scheduled every game on the final day of the regular season to start at the same time" this season in an effort to "amplify the drama," according to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. All games on Oct. 4 will start at 3:00pm ET, setting up what "could be the ultimate day of scoreboard wat ...

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03/19/15
NFL Owners To Discuss Replay, Extra Points

Significant changes to the use of video replay, including reviewing all fouls called by game officials, and a rule change that would allow teams to try for a "bonus" point after a successful 2-point conversion are "among proposals that will be presented by the NFL's competition committee at next wee ...

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03/19/15
NHL, MLB Support NFL In Player Likeness Case

The NHL and MLB filed friends of the court briefs yesterday on behalf of the NFL in an ongoing NFL Films player likenesses case. The players want to be paid when their images appear in NFL Films. The NHL and MLB, through its MLB Properties arm, contended in a 19-page brief at the 8th Circu ...

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