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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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Weak Canadian Dollar Could Impact NHL Revenue

A strong Canadian dollar "means strong business growth" for the NHL, but with the currency "skidding, speculation is rife that the league’s bottom line may suffer, triggering a cascade of side effects, including a stagnant salary cap" for the '15-16 season, according to Jeff Klein of the N.Y. ...

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12/01/14
Cuban Suggests Realigning NBA Conferences

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban last week suggested that there be a conference realignment in the NBA that "would result in a total of eight teams, including the Mavs, switching conferences," according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN DALLAS. In Cuban's plan, the Mavs, Spurs, Rockets and Pelicans "would move ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

12/01/14
CFL Stabilized Under Cohon's Tenure

As CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon completes his tenure, he is "leaving the league in better shape now than when he took the reins eight years ago," but the future of the Argonauts "remains unclear and not fixing their problems will be one of his biggest regrets," according to Dan Ralph of the CP. Cohon ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, CFL

11/26/14
NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup

The NHL and NHLPA "hope to generate" between C$75-100M from the "rekindled World Cup of Hockey," according to Rick Westhead of TSN.ca. A source said that the eight-team tournament, which is scheduled to be held in September '16, "will raise about half its revenue from the sale of broadcast and inter ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

11/26/14
Roberts Challenges Silver As She Settles In

In what has "amounted to a monthslong media tour," NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts has "detailed her personal problems with the NBA’s business structure," according to Keh & Araton of the N.Y. TIMES. She has "forcefully questioned the league’s pay model and labeled its entire cadre of ...

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11/26/14
Deadline Looms Over ATP Prize Money Dispute

Monday is the deadline ATP tournaments and players set to resolve a year-long dispute over the amount of prize money awarded by the circuit's top nine events through '18. Without an agreement, the events could set their own prize money levels, potentially creating a significant disparity betwee ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

11/25/14
LPGA Finishes Season On High Note

This year "feels like it could be the start of something bigger" for the LPGA, according to Randall Mell of GOLFCHANNEL.com. Lydia Ko's "star is just beginning to rise," as the 17-year-old won three LPGA tournament as a rookie this season, "equaling Rolex world No. 1 Inbee Park and No. 2 Stacy Lewis ...

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11/24/14
Goodell Won't Hear Peterson Appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "will not hear" Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s appeal on Dec. 2 and instead has appointed former NFL Exec VP/Labor Relations Harold Henderson, though it "might not make a difference," according to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Henderson "has often si ...

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11/24/14
Sources: Manfred To Merge MLB's Business

MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred is "putting an end to baseball’s largely divided business structure" by completing a new leadership structure for his administration, according to sources cited by Eric Fisher of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. MLBAM President & CEO Bob Bowman will take ...

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11/24/14
League Notes

CBSSPORTS.com's Jason La Canfora cited sources as saying that while there are "at least two NFL teams seriously exploring moves" to L.A., only one of them "could actually play at the preferred interim location for any relocating NFL team -- the Rose Bowl." While the Pasadena city government "ha ...

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