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Bettman Praises Shanahan For Player Safety Work, Says No Replacement Lined Up Yet

04 / 18 / 14

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday said that former NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan, who became Maple Leafs President this week , "leaves a lasting legacy with his involvement with the league's player safety department, a position that did not exist until he to...

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04/01/14
NFL Takes Issue With "Draft Day" Scene

The NFL participated in the creation of the upcoming film "Draft Day," but the league "nixed ... one element in the script: when angry Browns fans hang" Kevin Costner's charatcter in effigy, according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. Costner plays fictional Browns GM Sonny Weaver Jr. in the film, a ...

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03/31/14
NHL Clubs See Gains At The Gate After Olympics

If attendance is the "most obvious measurement of fan interest, the decline in post-Olympic business feared by many NHL ownership types ... has not materialized," according to Larry Brooks of the N.Y. POST. Brooks did a "study of six teams out of the playoff picture," noting the Islanders "averaged ...

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03/28/14
Verizon Deal Gives IndyCar Big Opportunity

The Verizon IndyCar Series has a "golden opportunity for growth" this season, as Verizon's 10-year title sponsorship is the "biggest and best news" the series has gotten in years, according to John Oreovicz of ESPN.com. Verizon is a "much more mainstream brand than recent Indy car sponsors, includ ...

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03/27/14
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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