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Last Chance To Enter SBD/SBJ's Annual Super Bowl Bowl Pick 'Em

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to meet in Glendale for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, SportsBusiness Daily 's and SportsBusiness Journal 's annual Super Bowl pick 'em contest is open. Test your prognostication skills against those of your fellow subscribers. Those who best predict the game'...

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Scant Progress In MLS-MLSPU CBA Meeting

CBA negotiations between MLS and the MLSPU "are still in the early stages, but the latest round of talks have yielded little progress," according to sources cited by Jeff Carlisle of ESPN FC. Galaxy D and MLSPU Exec Board Member Todd Dunivant revealed that the two sides "met on Tuesday for the ...

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Gordon To Step Away From NASCAR After '15

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon "helped drag NASCAR from the South into the mainstream over the past 20 years," making him a "game-changer both on and off the track," according to a front-page piece by Scott Fowler of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Gordon on Thursday announced that the '15 Sprint Cup season will ...

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ADWEEK's Kristina Monllos cited data from YouGov's BrandIndex as showing that the NFL is still "reeling from a string of domestic abuse controversies last fall," and consumer perception of the brand is almost half "of what it was last year." YouGov asked 50,000 adults if they "heard anything ab ...

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Vegas NHL Expansion Fee Estimated At $475M

A prospective NHL team in Las Vegas "should generate" at least $450M in expansion fees for the league, according to two NHL owners cited by Rick Westhead of TSN. One owner said, "It’s going to be between $450 million and $500 million. I bet it comes in at about $475 million." A second owner "s ...

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Rooney Not Expecting More Playoff Teams

Steelers President Art Rooney II yesterday said that he "doesn't expect the league to expand the playoff by two teams" next season, according to the AP. Adding an extra Wild-Card team in each conference "has been discussed for several years" and likely will be a "hot topic at the owners' meetings in ...

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NASCAR Formally Unveils Retail Deal With Fanatics

NASCAR, NASCAR Team Properties and Fanatics yesterday formally announced that they have struck a 10-year deal that "will make Fanatics the 'primary retailer of NASCAR, team and driver merchandise at all 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends,'" according to Brant James of USA TODAY. The plan ce ...

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Michael Bradley Says Free Agency An Issue

Toronto FC MF Michael Bradley on Tuesday made "one of the strongest statements yet from any player" when it comes to the CBA negotiations between MLS and its players union, saying free agency is "absolutely" an issue worth going on strike over, according to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN FC. Bradley "emphasi ...

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U.S. Soccer Suspends Solo After Police Incident

U.S. women's national team G Hope Solo "will miss two games after being suspended by U.S. Soccer for a minimum of 30 days following her husband's arrest on drunken driving charges" in Manhattan Beach, Calif., according to Nancy Armour of USA TODAY. Though Solo "isn't facing any charges," TMZ re ...

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MLB, NCAA Discuss Pushing Draft To July 1

NCAA baseball coaches and MLB officials on Monday came to a "general agreement on a July 1 draft and July 15 signing deadline," according to MLB Network's Peter Gammons ( TWITTER.com, 1/21 ). YAHOO SPORTS' Mark Townsend notes the new date would push the draft back "until after the College World Se ...

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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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