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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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08/04/14
PGA Tour's Disciplinary Policy Remains In Place

PGA Tour Exec VP/Communications & Int'l Affairs Ty Votaw on Saturday said that the Tour's "long-standing policy of not commenting on player disciplinary action remains in place, despite an exception made on Friday" regarding Dustin Johnson, according to Garry Smits of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNIO ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

08/04/14
George Injury Reignites Debate About Int'l Play

NBA owners and execs had "grown weary of the toll taken on bodies" of players participating for USA Basketball long before Pacers F Paul George "crumpled to the court" after breaking his leg during an exhibition Friday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of YAHOO SPORTS. George suffered a compound frac ...

Tags: USA Basketball, Indiana Pacers, NBA, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/04/14
Goodell Says Rice Suspension Consistent

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday addressed Ray Rice's two-game suspension for domestic assault for the first time publicly, saying it was "consistent with other cases," according to Lorenzo Reyes of USA TODAY. Goodell said, "Our policy is clear on this. We have a very firm policy that dome ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Baltimore Ravens

08/01/14
MLB Enjoys Action-Packed Trade Deadline

Thursday's MLB trade deadline was one of the "more dizzying days in recent baseball history" and the type of day fans "relish, with one deal after another to debate," according to Tyler Kepner of the N.Y. TIMES. There were 12 deals involving 37 players completed before the 4:00pm ET deadline ( ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

08/01/14
U.S. Sens. Implore NFL, Ravens To Revisit Rice Discipline

Three U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Ravens and the NFL on Thursday "criticizing what they called 'plainly inadequate' punishment" for RB Ray Rice in the wake of his February domestic violence arrest, according to Fritze and Campbell of the Baltimore SUN. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Co ...

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/31/14
Rice Apologizes, Calls Suspension Out Of His Control

Ravens RB Ray Rice today for the first time publicly commented on the two-game suspension the NFL gave him for his domestic violence arrest in February, calling it something he did not "have any control over." Rice said, "That’s higher authorities. That’s something that the courts, the N ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Baltimore Ravens

07/31/14
Sources: Irsay likely Suspended 3-4 Games

Colts Owner Jim Irsay's suspension for his March DUI arrest is "probably going to be three or four games," on top of a "pretty substantial fine, maybe on the order" of $500,000, according to sources cited by Jason Cole of BLEACHER REPORT. The $500,000 figure "currently is the max allowed by the NFL. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Indianapolis Colts

07/31/14
NFL Implementing Player-Tracking Technology

The NFL is "putting tiny sensors in players' shoulder pads this season to track their every move in 17 stadiums," according to a front-page piece by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY. The league partnered with Zebra Technologies to "implement a real-time location system." The sensors will "send data on eac ...

Tags: NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/30/14
Michele Roberts Sold Players On Union Vision

Roberts' love for the game played a role in her decision Newly-elected NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts "sold the players on two key points: her personal story (growing up in a Bronx project) and her ba ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

07/30/14
Report: LeBron To Visit Miami For Xmas Game

Cavaliers F LeBron James' "much-anticipated return to Miami" will occur during a nationally televised Christmas Day game on ABC, "barring an unexpected change of heart" by the NBA, according to a source cited by Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. ESPN "wants Heat-Cavaliers that day and the NBA is se ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, ABC

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