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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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08/18/14
Manfred Had Old Guard Of MLB Owners

The election of MLB COO Rob Manfred as the next commissioner came down to "the old-guard owners in Manfred's camp defending his record, especially as a labor negotiator, against the charges" by White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf "that he was too soft," according to Bill Madden of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. T ...

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08/18/14
N.Y. Times Profiles New NBPA Exec Dir

NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts "was a long shot" for the position last fall when she was one of about 300 candidates, yet she "emerged from a monthslong vetting process as the person the players saw as best equipped to represent them at a crucial moment," according to a profile by Andrew Keh of the N ...

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08/18/14
NASCAR Gets First look At New Safety Rule

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson yesterday "provided the first case study from the formalization of a NASCAR rule requiring drivers to stay in their cars under caution and prohibiting them from approaching the racing surface or other cars," according to Nate Ryan of USA TODAY. Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet " ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

08/18/14
League Notes

NBCSPORTS.com's Brett Pollakoff reported the NBA sent out a survey to fans "via the NBA Fan Forum program" with a number of questions "regarding the structure and implementation of a midseason tournament." The tourney would "take place in the middle of the season (January/February), it would be sing ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/15/14
Rob Manfred Elected Next MLB Commissioner

MLB owners Thursday night in Baltimore elected Rob Manfred as the league's 10th commissioner after an all-day meeting that required a half-dozen votes to a break an impasse. Following rival finalist and MLB Exec VP/Business Tim Brosnan backing out of the race just prior to voting, Manfred prevailed ...

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08/15/14
Manfred Elected After Teams Moved From Werner

MLB "averted an embarrassing impasse Thursday night" when league COO Rob Manfred was elected over Red Sox Chair Tom Werner to replace Commissioner Bud Selig, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. Manfred "was stuck on 22 votes for hours ... and at about 6 p.m. ET, earned the full support." Manf ...

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08/15/14
Manfred Likely To Continue Selig's Ideals

MLB owners on Thursday voted league COO Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner, and it is "unlikely that there will be much noticeable difference between the Selig and Manfred administrations," according to Cliff Corcoran of SI.com. In the short term, Manfred will "be in many ways a contin ...

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08/15/14
Varied Response To NFL's Increased Penalties

The Washington Post report that the NFL is discussing heavier punishment for domestic abuse offenders  is drawing a variety of reactions in columns and on sports talk TV shows. UP WITH PEOPLE : L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke called the proposed rules a positive, saying, "The media ...

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08/14/14
MLB Owners Voting On New Commissioner

UPDATED 6:23pm: Multiple reports, including from staff writer Eric Fisher, confirm that Rob Manfred has been elected as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball in a 30-0 vote after a long day of deliberations in Baltimore. UPDATED 12:50pm: CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports MLB Exec ...

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08/14/14
MLB Commish Candidates Impress During Presentations

The three finalists to succeed MLB Commissioner Bud Selig -- MLB COO Rob Manfred, MLB Exec VP/Business Tim Brosnan and Red Sox Chair Tom Werner -- each gave a presentation yesterday afternoon in Baltimore lasting about an hour, followed by question-and-answer sessions. The three presented in alphabe ...

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