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

NFL owners voted at their annual meeting this morning to require teams to charge season-ticket holders for playoff tickets only when the game is set, ending some franchises’ approach to sending out invoices as early as November. The Packers did that last year when the club was out of the playo ...

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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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03/24/14
NFL Partnering With Experience

The NFL has launched a partnership with app developer Experience "that lets fans upgrade seats and obtain closer access to the team," according to Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Experience "sold the targeted service to three NFL team ...

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03/24/14
MLB's Progress On Protective Caps Slow

Rays P Alex Cobb on Friday said that it is "so close to the regular season, he can't envision himself, or most pitchers, experimenting with new equipment once the games matter," according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. MLB pitchers more than a month into Spring Training still have not "been able to tr ...

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03/21/14
CFL Facing Possible Work Stoppage

The CFL and its players are "so far apart at the bargaining table" that for the "first time, players won’t rule out a work stoppage this season to get what they feel is a fair deal," according to Paul Friesen of the WINNIPEG SUN. The CFLPA "wants a percentage of league revenue, the same way th ...

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03/20/14
Eric Winston Elected NFLPA President

The NFLPA yesterday elected free agent OT Eric Winston as its new President. Winston succeeds the outgoing Domonique Foxworth, who was unanimously elected to the post in '12. The union also named seven new members to its Exec Committee: Cardinals LB Lorenzo Alexander, free agent S Ryan Clark, Giants ...

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03/20/14
NBA's Adam Silver Touches On Digital Model

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the way that the NBA sells games on smartphones and tablets, and the way that fans consume them, is “pretty clunky,” and that he would like to find ways to simplify the process. “The existing combination of blackouts and multiple broadcasters ...

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03/19/14
Report: Bettman Discusses Vegas Franchise

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman recently met with "one of two prospective ownership groups interested in putting a team in Las Vegas," according to a source cited by David Shoalts of the GLOBE & MAIL. The source also said that Bettman "plans to meet shortly with a group interested in a Seattle fra ...

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03/19/14
NHL Teams Examine Motion-Tracking Potential

At the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, "you couldn’t help but feel as if the NHL was light-years behind the NBA in gathering and using data to improve teams," according to Craig Custance of ESPN.com. Part of that is "because the NBA has motion-tracking cameras in every arena, gen ...

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03/19/14
Clippers Dislike NBA Possibly Raising Age Limit

The possibility of the NBA raising its minimum-age requirement has "several Clippers players frustrated," according to Dan Woike of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Clippers C DeAndre Jordan said, "That’s the dumbest idea ever. For what? Why make those guys, those college phenoms, stay in college f ...

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