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NFL To Let Cardinals Fans Preview Super Bowl XLIX Stadium App

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 21 / 14

The NFL at today’s Seahawks-Cardinals game will allow fans to preview the Super Bowl Stadium App in advance of the Feb. 1 game at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. The mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to access three types of video content – in-game h...

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MLB Aims To Have Domestic Abuse Policy In '15

MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operations Joe Torre told a Senate committee Tuesday that the league and the MLBPA "hope to have a new domestic violence policy in place before next season," according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Torre said MLB has proposed a policy that would "make it easier for ...

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Pamela Wheeler Out As WNBPA Exec Dir

Pamela Wheeler "has been replaced" as WNBPA Exec Dir, according to Scott Soshnick of BLOOMBERG NEWS. NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts, the "first woman to head a major U.S. sports union, was named" interim Exec Dir for the WNBPA. The union is also "seeking a director of WNBPA operations who will b ...

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MLS' Don Garber Talks CBA, New Facilities

MLS Commissioner Don Garber conducted a year-end state of the league event yesterday in N.Y. Sitting in on a roundtable format, Garber made a statement and took questions from reporters and broadcasters from the MLS broadcast partners -- ESPN, Fox Sports, Univision Deportes, RDS and SiriusXM. Garbe ...

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Leagues Under Fire At Senate Hearing

The U.S. Senate Commerce committee yesterday denied that Chair Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) explicitly accused the NFLPA of opposing yesterday's hearing on sports and domestic violence. After an NFLPA representative testified, the senator said, before letting the next witness testify, "There was an eno ...

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Retirees Against Concussion Deal File Final Papers

Related stories : Just Over 200 Retired NFL Players Opt Out Of Concussion Settlement Approval Of Concussion Settlement Claims Not Likely Until Next Year Revised Settlement Seen As Important To NFL's Future Prosperity NFL retirees opposed to the settlement of concus ...

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PBR Bumps Status Of BlueDEF Velocity Tour

The PBR yesterday announced that its BlueDEF Velocity Tour will become the primary route for bull riders to reach the premier Built Ford Tough Series. The Velocity Tour, created jointly by the PBR and AEG, recently completed its inaugural season and will now be second in PBR’s ranking of tours ...

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NFL Mulls Limiting Goodell's Disciplinary Power

The NFL has told the NFLPA it is "willing to have someone other than Commissioner Roger Goodell make future rulings on player discipline but the league remains adamant that appeals of such decisions would continue to be resolved by Goodell or a person appointed by him," according to Mark Maske of th ...

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WTA's Allaster Top Paid Tennis Exec For '13

WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster earned more than $1.4M in '13, "likely marking the first time the circuit’s leader earned more than any other executive in tennis," according to tax returns cited by Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Total WTA compensation last year rose 25% to $11.2M ...

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PGA President Sprague Discusses New Role

New PGA of America President Derek Sprague yesterday appeared on the set of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and discussed keeping the PGA Championship in the U.S., the recent election of Suzy Whaley and initiatives aimed at growing the number of golfers. Sprague -- who had th ...

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HockeyTech Aims To Further NHL Analytics

Former NHL Panthers Managing Dir and current HockeyTech CEO Stu Siegel's vision for the company is to help "build the quantitative side of hockey to complement the traditional qualitative wing of scouting, coaching, and institutional knowledge," according to Fluto Shinzawa of the BOSTON GLOBE. Siege ...

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