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Bud Selig Expresses Support For New Replay System; Addresses Growing Diversity In MLB

04 / 16 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners yesterday expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite numerous high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell. Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business ...

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03/03/14
Cherry: NHL Will Not Send Players To Korea

The CBC's Don Cherry on this week's "Coach's Corner" speculated NHL players "will not go to South Korea" to participate in the '18 Pyeongchang Games. He said, "I would bet the farm on it. Why should they go? Three weeks -- what, grow the sport in Asia? Who is kidding who?" He added, "It’s okay ...

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03/03/14
League Notes

THE MMQB's Peter King writes now that NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith "has told the current player reps he’d like to stay in the job" for as "long as they want him, the question is, Who will be the next generation of player leaders, and will they want Smith to continue when his current term exp ...

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02/28/14
Silver Pushes For Transparency With NBA Officials

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver appeared on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" Friday morning, with ESPN's Mike Greenberg noting, "You recently said you want the NBA to rival the NFL as America's most popular sport. What in your mind is the single biggest key to making that happen?" Silver responded, "To c ...

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02/28/14
NASCAR's Brian France Sits For Q&A

NASCAR Chair & CEO Brian France this week sat for a Q&A with Bob Pockrass of SPORTING NEWS and discussed his decision to change  the Chase for the Sprint Cup format. Excerpts from the Q&A are below. Q : What made you comfortable rolling this out now as opposed to a year ago or ...

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02/27/14
Sources: Support Grows For More NFL Playoff Teams

There is "growing support" within the NFL for expanding the playoff field "by two teams, likely beginning in the 2015 season, and the chances are increasing that the franchise owners will consider and potentially vote on such a proposal when they meet next month," according to sources cited by Mark ...

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02/27/14
Gilbert Begins Candidacy For NFLPA Post

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert said he met with 25-30 agents who represent a large number of players at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis as part of his campaign to run against NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith for the union’s top job next year. “The purpose of meeting with agents is part of ...

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02/26/14
Source: Pro Bowl Could Move To Super Bowl Site

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02/26/14
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02/25/14
NASCAR Buzzing After Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in Sunday's Daytona 500 "might mark a watershed turnaround" for NASCAR, which "still is battling lagging TV ratings and attendance," according to Nate Ryan of USA TODAY. NASCAR now "gets three consecutive days to showcase its 10-time most popular driver in national media ...

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday was "understandably excited and proud" when Jason Collins became the first active openly gay athlete in the four major U.S. pro sports leagues by signing a 10-day contract with the Nets, but he noted that it is "disappointing it took this long for this moment t ...

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