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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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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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Ray Rice Wins Appeal Of Indefinite Suspension

Arbitrator Barbara Jones on Friday "overturned" the NFL's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, and her decision "called the penalty 'arbitrary' and in conflict with the facts of the case," according to a front-page report by Ken Belson of the N.Y. TIMES. Jones' decision "is certain to raise fresh ques ...

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Owners Waiting To Decide On Goodell's Status

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "has had the support of the NFL’s 32 franchise owners" throughout the entire Ray Rice situation, and while an arbitrator Friday overturned Rice's indefinite suspension , the owners are "waiting for the release of their self-commissioned report by attorney R ...

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NFL To Finalize Personal Conduct Policy Next Week

The NFL owners will meet in Dallas next week, and it is expected the league "will all but finalize a revised personal conduct policy," according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. That sentiment was "conveyed to player union leaders Tuesday in a meeting that ended abruptly with the union walking out" after ...

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Peterson's Appeal Will Be Heard Tomorrow

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal of his indefinite suspension "will be heard" tomorrow before former NFL Exec VP/Labor Relations Harold Henderson, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Sources said that Henderson "denied" the NFLPA's "request to recuse himself saying he will be impartial desp ...

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MLS Unlikely To Decide On Expansion Until '15

While the MLS BOG will meet this month, there is "very little chance" it will make an expansion decision then, as a March-April '15 timeline "is more likely," according to sources cited by Brian Straus of SI.com. Questions "still linger about the bids presented" last week in N.Y. by groups from Sacr ...

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