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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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03/06/15
Jeanie Buss Puts Organization On Notice

The Lakers’ current struggles have kept Exec VP/Business Operations Jeanie Buss "fairly busy in ensuring the business stays strong," according to Mark Medina of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Buss: "I’ve been assured by our basketball operations that the team will be back in contention soon. ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

03/06/15
"PBC" Looks To Impress In Saturday's Debut

Boxing manager Al Haymon's vision of what the sport "ought to be will be on display for the first time on Saturday," when "Premier Boxing Champions" debuts on NBC live from Las Vegas, according to Kevin Iole of YAHOO SPORTS. The show will be a "symphony of light, sound and visuals never before seen ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Boxing

03/06/15
CBA Seen As Small Win For MLS Players

MLS and its players union on Wednesday agreed to a new five-year CBA , but there still are "plenty of questions about who 'won' at the bargaining table," according to Paul Tenorio of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The new CBA gives the union a "form of player movement for the first time ever," but tho ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

03/06/15
NBC Not Setting Ad Rates For "PBC"

NBC is airing the debut episode of "Premier Boxing Champions" Saturday night, and while the net hopes the series "sparks a revival for the sport, it isn't making any guarantees about its ratings performance," according to Anthony Crupi of AD AGE. This weekend's inaugural broadcast "should easily out ...

Tags: NBC, Boxing, Marketing and Sponsorship

03/06/15
TNT's Sager Receives Warm Welcome Back

TNT's Craig Sager returned to the sidelines Thursday night following an 11-month battle with leukemia to plaudits and well wishes from both his Turner Sports colleagues and personnel throughout the NBA. He also received a standing ovation from the United Center crowd. Prior to the start of the ...

Tags: Media, TBS/TNT, NBA

03/06/15
NFL Panthers Add Private Stadium Club

As part of the NFL Panthers' offseason renovation of the luxury suites at Bank of America Stadium, the team "plans to combine two existing suites and create a private club," according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The team has "named the new seating area The 32 Club, tyi ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Carolina Panthers

03/06/15
Orlando City Opener Fills Citrus Bowl

Orlando City SC on Thursday announced that the club "has sold out the 2,000 standing room only seats for its MLS debut" on Sunday and "expects a crowd of 62,000 at the Citrus Bowl for the match" against NYC FC, according to Iliana Limon Romero of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The club "made the extra t ...

Tags: Orlando City SC, Franchises

03/06/15
NHL Planning Events Around World Cup Of Hockey

NHL and NHLPA officials responsible for putting the '16 World Cup of Hockey together are hoping the two-week tournament "will be much bigger in scope than just the on-ice product," as they are "seeking to make the project an international celebration of the sport," according to Mike Zeisberger of th ...

Tags: NHL, Events and Attractions

03/06/15
Cowboys' Jones Asks To Stay Off Witness Stand

Cowboys Owner JERRY JONES asked a Dallas federal court to quash any attempt to call him as a witness in the ongoing Super Bowl ticket trial. U.S. District Judge BARBARA LYNN reportedly told attorneys this week she was leaning toward calling Jones as a witness. It was apparently in response to th ...

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03/06/15
Eight Challengers Vying For NFLPA Exec Dir Job

NFLPA President Eric Winston announced Thursday night that eight candidates had qualified for the ballot to challenge NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith for the union’s top job. The list includes sports entrepreneur Rob London and NFLPA Senior Dir of Player Services & Development Jason Belser. ...

Tags: NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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