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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin Criticize NFL's Media, Sponsor Policies In Skit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "took issue with several NFL policies" during his weekly media availability Tuesday, including the league's sponsorship stance and its "decision last week to fine teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000" for not talking to the press, according to Bob Condotta of ...

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NHL's Daly Meets With Potential Vegas Ownership

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U.K. Officials Pleased With NFL Progress

NFL Exec VP/Int'l Mark Waller today said he and Commissioner Roger Goodell were getting “a lot of good support” from the U.K. government as they left an early-morning meeting with U.K. Chancellor George Osborne, according to the PA. Osborne previously has said the government “will ...

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Kroenke Reportedly Meets With Inglewood Mayor

Inglewood, Calif., Mayor James Butts last week "made some delayed headlines" with comments after his re-election "about a forthcoming meeting" with Rams Owner Stan Kroenke, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. Inglewood "is an area in which Kroenke owns a 60-acre parcel of land where a st ...

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NFLPA Calls For Peterson's Immediate Reinstatement

The NFLPA on Friday sent a letter to the NFL "calling for the immediate reinstatement" of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson "per the agreement the sides made" to place him on the commissioner's exempt list in September, according to sources cited by Mortensen & Schefter of ESPN.com. Sources said that t ...

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NHL GMs No Longer Foresee Cap Increase

NHL GMs "are no longer operating under the assumption" that the salary cap is "going to increase next season," according to Larry Brooks of the N.Y. POST. Sources said that the "projected decline in the Canadian dollar -- up at least temporarily a tick to 88 cents on the U.S. dollar as of Friday -- ...

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NASCAR Lets Busch Drive Amid Investigation

NASCAR team Owner Gene Haas yesterday said that Kurt Busch "will be in the car next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway" for the Sprint Cup finale and "continue to drive for the team for the foreseeable future," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. Busch is "being investigated by Dover (Del.) police f ...

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Jones A "Big Proponent" Of London NFL Team

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones on Thursday said the organization would "very much like to have a team in London," noting the city has "cachet," according to Kevin Sherrington of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Jones, appearing at a press conference in London to promote this weekend's Cowboys-Jaguars game at Wem ...

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Ozzie Newsome Testifies In Rice Appeal

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome on Thursday testified under oath in the Ray Rice appeal hearing that he heard Rice tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during his June 16 disciplinary hearing that he "had hit his then-fiancée in a casino hotel elevator," according to sources cited by Don Van Natta Jr. ...

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MLS Expansion Vote Not Expected In December

MLS does not expect club owners "to vote on the latest round of expansion at their December meeting, as some in Sacramento had believed," according to Dale Kasler of the SACRAMENTO BEE. Since Sacramento "emerged as a serious contender for an MLS franchise in August," community leaders and some execs ...

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League Notes

SI's Joe Sheehan writes during MLB's offseason, it "should be interesting to watch how the excess money in the game affects the free-agent and trade markets." National revenue "is at an alltime high, while payrolls have dipped to just over 40% of revenues, down from close to 60% at the start of the ...

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