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Bud Selig Expresses Support For New Replay System; Addresses Growing Diversity In MLB

04 / 16 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners yesterday expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite numerous high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell. Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business ...

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03/18/14
MISL Expects Teams To Leave League

The MISL yesterday "posted a statement on its website stating that it is evaluating the business model" of some teams and is "willing to shut down in 2014-15 if necessary," according to Lindsay Kramer of the Syracuse POST-STANDARD. The statement read in part, "The MISL is undertaking a process of co ...

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03/17/14
Irsay Likely Subject To Discipline After DUI

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will likely "discipline" Jim Irsay as part of the league's personal conduct policy after the Colts Owner was arrested early this morning for DUI and possession of a controlled substance, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A "healthy fine" is expected to be given to Irs ...

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03/17/14
Could NBA, NFL Follow MLB Down Under?

MLB believes that the "groundbreaking games at the Sydney Cricket Ground this weekend could pave the way for the NBA and NFL to schedule regular-season fixtures in Australia," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. MLB Senior VP/Int'l Operations Paul Archey is "adamant the United ...

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03/14/14
NFL Teams Splurge In Free Agency

Since the NFL free agency period began on Tuesday, "spending has never been higher, teams are gambling like never before and those within the game say only one thing is certain: This is the week that everything changed," according to Kevin Clark of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Former Jets GM Mike Tannen ...

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03/14/14
NASCAR Ratings Still Sliding Despite Dale Jr.

Many indicators for NASCAR this season to date reflect "an accompanying bounce in buzz" following Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s strong start, "except the most important indicator" -- TV ratings, according to Nate Ryan of USA TODAY. Taking into account that the Daytona 500 suffered a rain delay of more than s ...

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03/13/14
Loonie Won't Impact NHL Salary Cap Much

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday at the league's GM meetings said that he "didn't expect the drop in the value of the Canadian dollar to have a major impact" on the '14-15 salary cap, according to Kevin Allen of USA TODAY. Bettman: "Maybe you're looking at a million or two difference in the c ...

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03/13/14
Silver Touts Tech As Key To NBA's Future

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday said that as the league "seeks to grow its popularity worldwide, technology will be the key," according to Callum Borchers of the BOSTON GLOBE. Silver in an address to the Boston College Chief Executives’ Club of Boston said, "One of my goals as commissio ...

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03/12/14
NFL Free Agency Active Early On

The new NFL year began yesterday with free agency, and "dozens of younger players cashed in within minutes" of the market opening at 4:00pm ET, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY. NFL player agent David Canter was "quick to point out that with 471 free agents hitting the market, there had been ...

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03/12/14
Sources: Goodell, Redskins Met About Name

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins officials including Exec VP & GM Bruce Allen last year "met in secret with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Native American leaders" who support changing the team's name, according to sources cited by Travis Waldron of THINKPROGRESS.org. Redskins Owner D ...

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03/12/14
League Notes

In Hartford, John Altavilla cited sources as saying that ESPN and the WNBA "will likely move this year’s WNBA Draft from the cable giant’s Bristol headquarters to the floor of the Mohegan Sun Arena." The "reason for the move is logistical," as there is "renovation taking place at ESPN wh ...

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