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Bud Selig Expresses Support For New Replay System; Addresses Growing Diversity In MLB

04 / 16 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners yesterday expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite numerous high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell. Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business ...

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MLB Officially Unveils Replay Center

MLB and MLBAM yesterday unveiled its newly completed Replay Operations Center, a 900-square-foot command center located within MLBAM’s N.Y. HQs that will be the hub of the league’s expanded instant replay system. The location, constructed over the course of about six week this past winte ...

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03/27/14
NFL Owners Aim To Clean Up Culture

The NFL following the Dolphins' bullying scandal is "even more determined to change the culture on the field," according to Paul Domowitch of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said, "We have an issue on the field. And we have agreed that we are going to get it under control as soon ...

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03/27/14
Judge Dismisses FanFest Volunteer Suit Against MLB

Manhattan federal Judge John Koeltl "tossed a class-action lawsuit filed against MLB in August by John Chen of Queens, who alleged he and the other 2,000 volunteers who staffed last July’s All-Star Game FanFest at the Javits Center should be paid for work they did," according to Rich Calder of ...

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03/26/14
Cuban "Shocked" At Response To NFL Comment

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban today said he was "shocked" his recent comment about the future of the NFL "took off the way it did." Cuban, appearing on ESPN Radio's "The Herd" this morning, said, "This was not a press conference or some in-depth analysis I was doing with somebody. We were just shooting ...

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03/26/14
NFL Owners Meeting Notes

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell concluded the NFL owners meetings in Orlando this morning with a press conference that addressed many issues facing the league, including an expanded postseason. Goodell said the owners had a "good discussion" about expanding the playoffs "on several fronts," but no de ...

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03/25/14
NFL Approves Changes To Replay

NFL owners today passed a rule allowing referees to "consult with the officiating department in New York during replay reviews," according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. The existing NFL Officiating Command Center "immediately will begin to review replays after the call is challenged." When the ...

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03/25/14
Cuban Continues Dishing On NFL's Future

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban yesterday gave more reasons as to why he believed the NFL "will implode" in 10 years, listing on a long Facebook post his reasons, which "included injuries, poor player behavior [and] TV issues," according to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Cuban wrote of football's inh ...

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03/24/14
Changes Made To NFL Playoff Ticket Policy

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03/24/14
Cuban Says NFL TV Deal Will Be Detrimental

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban last night said that he "believes the NFL is 10 years from imploding," according to Eddie Sefko of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Cuban said of the NFL's expanded TV package , "When pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they're getting hoggy. When you try to take it too far, ...

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NFL Partnering With Experience

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