Featured Story

NFL Moves Goodell's Super Bowl Week Press Conference From Friday To Wednesday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 20 / 17

The NFL is moving Commissioner Roger Goodell's annual press conference from Friday to Wednesday, a major break with the tradition of Super Bowl week. The move could mean fewer reporters and owners attend, as many have not arrived by mid-week. The event has served as a high-profile meeting place, att...

Read More

Tags: NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

More Stories

01/11/17
Yee, McCaffrey Partner On New Pac Pro Football

A new L.A.-based pro football league -- Pacific Pro Football -- will give players coming out of high school the opportunity to play for pay, as an alternative to playing college football. The developmental league is the brainchild of Don Yee, the agent for Patriots QB Tom Brady. Yee is partnering wi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/11/17
New Pro Football League Announced In California

The newly launched Pacific Pro Football league hopes to give "promising young players an alternative to college football that offers a salary and instruction they feel is lacking in the college game," according to Rick Maese of the WASHINGTON POST. NFL agent Don Yee, who serves as Pac Pro CEO ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/11/17
Suarez Could Lead NASCAR's Diversity Push

NASCAR's "greatest hope for diversity has suddenly arrived," as Daniel Suarez will be the "first Mexican-born driver to compete full-time" in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series when he replaces Carl Edwards in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 19 Toyota, according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. Edwards' su ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

01/11/17
MLB Trying To Boost African-American Numbers

High school P Hunter Greene is "projected to be the first player chosen" in June's MLB draft, but he also represents the league’s "potential star role model in its battle to reverse the industry’s scarcity of African-American players," according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. MLB's Afr ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

01/11/17
Mark Hunt Sues UFC, Lesnar Over Failed Tests

MMA fighter Mark Hunt has "filed a civil suit" against UFC, President Dana White and Brock Lesnar after Lesnar failed multiple drug tests around their July fight at UFC 200, according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com. The suit alleges the defendants "affirmatively circumvented and obstructed fair compet ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC

01/10/17
Carl Edwards Shockingly Retires From NASCAR

NASCAR driver Carl Edwards "in a stunning move ... is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing to pursue other interests outside of driving and will not compete in 2017," according to sources cited by Tom Jensen of FOXSPORTS.com. Daniel Suarez, who won the Xfinity Series championship last year, "will replace Edward ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

01/10/17
Sources: NASCAR Considering Significant Changes

NASCAR and industry stakeholders are considering significant competition changes to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series that could be implemented as soon as this season, according to several sources. Sources said that stakeholders across the industry including teams, drivers, tracks, media partners ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

01/10/17
NASL Parts Ways With Commissioner Bill Peterson

NASL yesterday announced that it has "parted ways" with Commissioner Bill Peterson, effective immediately, according to Clayton Freeman of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. NASL Dir of Business Development & Legal Affairs Rishi Sehgal "will serve as interim commissioner." A search process has "alrea ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/10/17
MMA Execs Taken Aback By Streep's Speech

Execs at both the UFC and Bellator MMA took issue yesterday with actress Meryl Streep's comments about MMA in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. "I was a little taken aback," said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. He tweeted out an invitation for Streep to attend Bellator ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC, Bellator

01/10/17
League Notes

USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero notes the NFL and NFLPA will "review application of concussion protocol" to Dolphins QB Matt Moore, who returned to Sunday’s Wild Card game against the Steelers after "missing one snap in the aftermath of a brutal hit" by Steelers LB Bud Dupree. TV cameras s ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug