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PGA Tour Facing Issue Related To Event Opportunities For Up-And-Coming Players

04 / 24 / 14

The PGA Tour is "facing a problem as a good number of players who advanced through the Web.com Tour finals last September are not finding spots in tournaments," according to Bob Harig of ESPN.com. While the Tour is about offering playing opportunities, it also is about "putting on a show, about sell...

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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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03/11/14
NHL GMs Reluctant To Make Major Rule Changes

The NHL's 30 GMs on the first day of their annual meeting yesterday "spent a lot of time discussing ways to change overtime" and "looked at more opportunities for video review and the possibility of a coach’s challenge system," according to Stephen Whyno of the CP. The GMs "broke int ...

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03/11/14
Bettman Talks Olympics, Concussions With NBC

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last week sat down with NBC News' David Gregory to discuss the future of the sport, including the ongoing issue of whether NHL players will compete in the '18 Pyeongchang Games. Bettman said, "This isn't the first time we've have to deal with this decision. We've been t ...

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03/10/14
Survey Show MLS Popular With Teens

MLS has caught up with MLB in a "significant marker of popularity," as the annual ESPN Sports Poll shows that "both leagues can claim" 18% of 12- to 17-year-olds as avid fans, according to Roger Bennett of ESPN FC. This marks the "first time in the 20-year history" of the survey that MLS has equaled ...

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03/10/14
Selig Gives No Hints On Next Commissioner

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday "emphatically shook his head no" when asked whether he "might stay past his retirement date of Jan. 24, 2015," according to Jon Heyman of CBSSPORTS.com. MLB Senior VP/PR Pat Courtney said, "There is a (succession) plan in place." Heyman noted there have been "a c ...

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03/10/14
MLBers Suffering From Qualifying Offer System?

D-Backs P Brad Ziegler said that players who "remain unemployed well into spring training will have to live with Major League Baseball's qualifying offer system" until the current CBA expires in '16, according to Gabe Lacques of USA TODAY. Ziegler: "The CBA won't be reopened. There's no way it's a b ...

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03/10/14
NASCAR Pushing Social Media For Drivers

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Twitter photo in front of a statue of his late father at Daytona Int'l Speedway "exemplified the convergence of NASCAR’s emphasis this season on social media to promote its brand, especially to capture coveted young fans, while showcasing a promotion set fo ...

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03/10/14
League Notes

In N.Y., Larry Brooks cited sources as saying that the '14-15 NHL salary cap is "expected to be fall in the range" of $68M to $71M with the final calculations prior to July 1 "hinging on various factors, most prominently including the value of the Canadian dollar; whether or not to include the new C ...

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03/07/14
Big Season For MLS Arrives

The '14 MLS season, which starts on Saturday, could be the league's "most highly anticipated campaign since David Beckham’s arrival" in '07, according to Brian Lewis of the N.Y. POST. MLS Commissioner Don Garber has "reiterated the league’s goals of becoming one of the world’s elit ...

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03/07/14
MLB Happy With Early Replay Results

Braves President John Schuerholz on Thursday said he thinks the MLB replay reviews during Spring Training have "gone very well so far," according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Schuerholtz added the reviews have "calmed everybody's fears" of long delays and "unnatural breaks in the action." Four calls ...

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