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Finish Line Reports Dip In Q4 Earnings Despite Uptick In Revenue

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Finish Line reported a decline in Q4 earnings and "warned that profits in the current year may miss expectations," as the sports-apparel retailer has "struggled lately in a retail environment dogged by more promotions and lower mall traffic." The company's earnings fell 5% to $40.8M despite revenues...

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Marlins Execs Looking At Operating Loss

While the Marlins this offseason cut payroll to "produce profits, the added debt and operating costs" of the $634M Marlins Park have left Marlins execs "predicting another loss on top of last year’s team record" $47M operating loss, according to Hanks & Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. The t ...

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Bradley Offers Red Sox Fans Excitement

Red Sox LF Jackie Bradley Jr. will make his MLB debut this afternoon, and he is the "perfect antidote for the infection that’s poisoned the Sox” since September ’11, according to Dan Shaughnessy of the BOSTON GLOBE. Starting Bradley in the majors “means that unless the kid sp ...

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StubHub Goes To Court On Yankees' Issue

StubHub on Friday filed a memorandum of law in Bronx County (New York) Supreme Court, outlining its opposition to the Yankees' legal efforts to keep closed a StubHub pickup location near Yankee Stadium. The online ticket marketplace said in its filing the Yankees have "at best ... a fundamental misu ...

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Great Clips To Sponsor Area At Target Field

The Twins have signed a three-year deal with Great Clips for naming rights to a new group seating section at Target Field. The 200-seat Great Clips Great Seats, situated in sections 139-141 in the right-field corner, replaces old bleacher seats with seven rows of drink rails with stools. In addition ...

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AL Franchise Notes

In K.C., Mike Hendricks noted the Royals have "adopted a new system that already has ticket prices fluctuating like the Dow Jones industrial average, and the home opener is still a week away." The Royals "tested the concept last year on 16 premium games," and this year, the prices for all 81 home ga ...

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NL Franchise Notes

In Chicago, Gordon Wittenmyer notes the Cubs in just over three years under the Ricketts family's ownership have "gone from the top of the economic food chain in the National League Central to a team that operates and even looks like the small-market Pirates." In terms of their "timeline to be compe ...

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MLB Writers Opine On Use Of Twitter

Twitter has become a major platform for journalists to break stories, share work and chat with fans, with the most popular national MLB writers claiming several hundred thousand followers. The most-followed MLB writer in THE DAILY’s survey of Twitter accounts is ESPN’s Buster Olney, with ...

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MLB Sponsors Gear Up For '13 Season

Some of MLB’s biggest sponsors are "rolling out new activation as the league opens its season this week," according to Terry Lefton in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Anheuser-Busch, which is the "presenting sponsor of opening week, will support its league rights and its 23 club deals with ...

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MLB Teams' Payroll-Social Media Metric

Despite the Yankees beginning the '13 season with MLB's highest payroll , they also spend the least in regard to payroll dollars per social media fan. With the largest social media presence among all 30 teams, the Yankees spend just $32.08 of payroll per fan. At the opposite end of the spectrum, th ...

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MLB Names In The News

In Cincinnati, Josh Pichler profiled Reds Owner & CEO BOB CASTELLINI , who this offseason “arguably made the biggest news" by securing the '15 All Star Game. It is the “latest check mark on Castellini’s high-impact to-do list, which has included making good on promises on ever ...

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