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Judge Orders Brady, Goodell To Appear Twice In Mid-August, Encourages Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension on Friday ordered Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to "appear in court twice in mid-August," according to ESPN.com. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on Friday told the two sides that he had scheduled conf...

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U.S. Soccer Team Draws Thousands To Parade

Fans of the U.S. women's soccer team on Friday morning "turned out in force” for a parade through N.Y.'s Canyon of Heroes to honor its win in the Women's World Cup, according to FS1's Jenn Hildreth. FS1’s Kyndra de St. Aubin said, “It’s surprising that it took this long to ho ...

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MLB Continues Attempt To Market Young Stars

In the first MLB season after "perhaps the game's last truly national icon -- Derek Jeter -- hung up his pinstriped uniform for good, the sport still lacks a single-named face with the instant cachet a LeBron James or Tom Brady provides," according to Joe Lemire of USA TODAY. The league's influx of ...

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NBA's Free-Agent Moratorium Longer In '16

Changes to the NBA's free-agent moratorium "do not appear imminent," but the period in '16 will be 10 days, "two days longer than the one this year," according to Ben Bolch of the L.A. TIMES. Clippers C DeAndre Jordan's " rare but not unprecedented decision to renege on a commitment sparked widespr ...

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NBA's Silver Talks About Sun Valley

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is among the attendees at the annual Allen & Co. conference at Sun Valley, and he "explained why sports commissioners are in such high demand here,” according to CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Silver said, "We have an enormous amount of popular content to distribu ...

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PGA Of America Was Reportedly "Wary" Of Trump

The PGA of America, which this week decided to  move its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course  in L.A., last year was "wary of doing business" with Trump, but still decided to "bring two of its major championships to golf courses owned by the billionaire businessman," ac ...

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Two Seattle Groups To Bid For NHL Team

The NHL has "received five requests for expansion bid applications," with Las Vegas, Quebec City, the Greater Toronto Area and two competing bids from Seattle "in the mix," according to Ken Campbell of THE HOCKEY NEWS. A source said that Hudson Pacific Properties President, CEO & Chair Victor Co ...

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NFL Inks Deal To Play At New Tottenham Stadium

The NFL has signed a 10-year agreement with Tottenham Hotspur FC to play two regular-season games annually at the EPL club’s new London stadium starting in '18, when the venue opens. The agreement does not mean the NFL is moving away from Wembley Stadium, where it has staged regular-season gam ...

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Will World Cup Boost NWSL Popularity?

NWSL team execs are "cautiously optimistic" that the U.S. women's national team's World Cup win and the exposure given to its players "will result in a healthier league," according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. Washington Spirit Sales Dir Rob Bartlett said, "It's been a very busy past couple of days ...

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Stallings Suspended By PGA Tour For 90 Days

Scott Stallings has become the "third player suspended by the PGA Tour for violating the circuit’s anti-doping policy and he began serving a 90-day suspension" yesterday, according to Rex Hoggard of GOLFCHANNEL.com. Stallings was "advised by his doctor to take DHEA, an anabolic agent," to ...

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Golf Struggling To Stay Relevant

Participation in golf "is way off," dropping from a high of 30.6 million players in '03 to 24.7 million in '14, according to National Golf Foundation data cited by Karl Taro Greenfeld of MEN'S JOURNAL magazine, who writes under the header, "The Death Of Golf." The long-term trends "are also troublin ...

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