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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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Bettman Cautious On Sports Gambling

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday said that the "issue of legalized sports betting needs a lot more discussion before any decisions about government legalization and regulation can be made," according to David Shoalts of the GLOBE & MAIL. The topic of sports betting came to the forefront a ...

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11/17/14
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NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts is "hailed as one of the sharpest trial lawyers in America," but she is "most unique for reasons far beyond her gender," according to Pablo Torre of ESPN.com. Roberts is "singular in her willingness to question the culturally calcified rules that govern player-owner rel ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Minnesota Vikings

11/17/14
Teams Jockey For Position To Rep NFL In L.A.

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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Waller: Early London Game Worked Well

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Tags: NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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