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Chris Borland Retires, Citing Health Concerns

49ers LB Chris Borland, one of the NFL's "top rookies" last season, yesterday said that he is "retiring because of concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma," according to Fainaru-Wada & Fainaru of ESPN.com. The 24-year-old Borland said that he made his decision after "consu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

NFLPA Candidate Acho Unhappy With Election

Attorney Jim Acho, who was unsuccessful in running for the NFLPA Exec Dir position , said yesterday that he "hopes to work with the NFLPA" to improve health care for retired players, but added that "he had 'a bad taste in my mouth' from how the election unfolded," according to Dave Birkett of ...

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NFLPA's Smith Re-Elected On First Ballot

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith was re-elected to a three-year term on the first ballot in Maui late last night. Smith in a statement after the vote said, “I am proud to represent the best athletes in the world." The vote came at about 6:45pm local time, after midnight on the East Coast. Smith ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Super Bowl Seating Trial Reveals Profit Projection

The Super Bowl XLV seating trial that wrapped up last week revealed "some big game secrets" about the '11 game at AT&T Stadium, including that the event "would make" a $28M profit, according to Jeff Mosier of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The profit "included ticket sales and other revenue," but "d ...

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Cactus League Seeing Ticket Prices Increase

Ticket prices for Spring Training games in the Cactus League "have gone up and, in some cases, have reached or exceeded prices for regular-season games in some MLB stadiums," according to Peter Corbett of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Two front-row seats behind home plate for the March 28 Dodgers-Angels gam ...

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Super Bowl Plaintiffs Awarded Damages

An eight-person jury in Dallas on Thursday found that the NFL "breached its contracts with seven fans" during Super Bowl XLV at AT&T Stadium and "ordered the league to pay nearly $76,000 in combined damages," according to Jeff Mosier of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The damages were "generally slight ...

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Garber Discusses Two N.Y. Clubs

MLS Commissioner Don Garber said league execs were compelled to add a second N.Y.-area franchise because they "feel very, very strongly that the large markets in this country, over time, will be able to support more than one team," according to Stefan Bondy of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Garber: "We’ ...

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NFLers Retiring Early Surprises Many

When a slew of players in the span of five days "chose to leave the NFL at the age of 30 or younger, it sent shock waves throughout the league," according to Lindsay Jones of USA TODAY. Former NFLer Champ Bailey, who retired last year, said, "Twenty years ago, guys weren't informed about how this ga ...

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U.S. Soccer Establishes Analytics Arm

The U.S. Soccer Federation "is establishing a data analysis arm based at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.," and men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann hopes it "will provide him information that he can use," according to Grant Wahl of SI.com. It "will be system-wide, from the senior team to ...

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NBA Could See Cap Spike In '16

After a meeting this week "failed to produce a compromise, the NBA is now preparing itself for the largest salary-cap jump in league history" for the '16-17 season, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. It is a move that "could have significant implications" for potential '16 free agents such as ...

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