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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 28 / 15

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Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation Chair John Wooten said that he is "ecstatic with the process" by several NFL teams that have "requested to interview multiple candidates of color, rather than just one to comply with the Rooney Rule." USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero notes Cardinals defensive coordinator ...

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Sources: MLB Won't Implement Pitch Clock In '15

MLB is "highly unlikely to institute a 20-second pitch clock" for the '15 regular season following a trial during the '14 Arizona Fall League , according to sources cited by Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSPORTS.com. However, a number of on-field rule changes "will be up for discussion next week as MLB own ...

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UFC Nixes In-House Drug Testing Program

The UFC has “abandoned plans to implement its own year-round drug-testing program,” according to Adam Hill of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The UFC in August announced that a test administered to fighter Cung Le “showed 18 times the allowable limit for human growth hormone." Le the ...

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Sources: Gilbert Approved To Run For NFLPA

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert "has fulfilled all requirements" under the NFLPA constitution to initiate the process to oppose incumbent Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith at this spring's election, according to sources cited by Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. Player reps from each team "will vote" on the next ...

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Kroenke Planning To Build L.A.-Area NFL Stadium

Rams Owner Stan Kroenke "plans to build an NFL stadium" at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., which "could pave the way for the league's return" to L.A., according to a front-page piece by Farmer & Vincent of the L.A. TIMES. Kroenke "has joined forces" with Stockbridge Capi ...

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Kobe Unhappy With AAU Play In U.S.

Lakers G Kobe Bryant believes that European basketball players "are more skillful than American basketball players, and says it's a growing trend that can be blamed on the greed and coaching at the AAU level," according to Arash Markazi of ESPN L.A. Bryant said, "It's something we really have to fix ...

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Could Sun Glare Postpone Winter Classic?

The temperature Tuesday at Nationals Park hovered around 41 degrees, and with "similar conditions expected" for Thursday’s 1:00pm ET Bridgestone Winter Classic between the Capitals and Blackhawks, both teams have been advised by the NHL "that the start time could be delayed to allow the sun to ...

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Tennis Suffering From Income Inequality Issue

The number of pro tennis players that break even at the sport is "fewer than 1,000," and far fewer "make a decent living," according to Carl Bialik of FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.com. More players "are competing for prizes that are growing slowly, especially at the game’s lowest levels." An analysis by th ...

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Goodell Calls '14 A Learning Year

As '14 was dominated by off-field headlines in the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a "learning year," noting fans "expect a lot from us, and we have to deliver on it," according to Mike Freeman of BLEACHER REPORT. Goodell said, "We stress that in our organization all the time, about l ...

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UFC To Continue Growing Global Brand

UFC is "continuing to boost its global presence for 2015 after staging a record 22 live fight events" outside the U.S. in '14, according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. UFC in '15 "will stage 23 live fight shows outside the United States." UFC in '13 "staged 10 foreign live fight event ...

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