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NFL Senior VP/Communications GREG AIELLO said that NFL Senior VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs CYNTHIA HOGAN last September "ordered up a 'top-to-bottom review' of the NFL’s political action committee by the league's outside lawyers because she was new to the league." FEC filings ...

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Premier Boxing Adds Deal With CBS

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02/17/15
NBC To Use New Camera Tech For Boxing

NBC Sports is "investing in new camera technology" for its upcoming boxing coverage that "should give the audience an unprecedented insight into the action," according to Kevin Iole of YAHOO SPORTS. NBC Sports Exec Producer Sam Flood said that for the Premier Boxing Champions series beginning March ...

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02/17/15
NBC Sports Radio To Air All Triple Crown Races

NBC Sports Radio will broadcast all three Triple Crown horse races for the first time this year. The network already airs the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes on television, but had previously not covered them on radio. NBC Sports Radio launched in September '12, is produced and d ...

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02/17/15
NASCAR Integrates Loyalty Program Into App

NASCAR this past weekend quietly integrated its new loyalty reward program, created by SessionM, into its mobile app. The opt-in program will reward users with points based off of acts like frequent visitation, exploring content or sharing it on social media, signing up for NASCAR’s fantasy ga ...

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02/17/15
App Review: Gametime For iPhone

Gametime, a sports-centric mobile ticketing application, provides a quick, low maintenance way to secure reasonably priced tickets to sporting events. “Ultra fast,” “zero printing” and “mobile first” are phrases used to depict the app’s offering. “Less ...

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02/16/15
Turner Sees Ratings Increase For NBA ASG

Turner earned a 5.5 overnight rating last night for the West's 163-158 win over the East in the NBA All-Star Game across TNT and TBS, which simulcast the contest. Last year's game garnered a 4.9 overnight and was only carried on TNT. The game generated an 8.8 local rating in N.Y., its highest e ...

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ESPN Sets New ComScore Record In January

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02/16/15
FS1 To Launch New Vehicle For Katie Nolan

FS1 plans to launch a new show hosted by Katie Nolan that it is calling “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan.” It is scheduled to run Sunday nights, but it is not clear when it will debut. Fox Sports would not comment on the show, which was discussed on a recent podcast by "Fox Sports Live" an ...

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02/16/15
Skipper Displeased Over FIFA Rights Deal

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Nats Ask Court To Increase MASN's Payment

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