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AEG Seeks Six-Month Extension To Secure NFL Team For L.A. Stadium Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

AEG yesterday announced that it is seeking a six-month extension to its existing agreement with the city of L.A. for the Farmers Field project. The company's request is to allow additional time to pursue a deal with an NFL team, and to further assess and develop plans for renovations to the L.A. Con...

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FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule

Related stories : Lawmakers Introduce Bill That Would Put An End To Sports Blackouts FCC Votes In Favor Of Proposal To End Blackouts; NFL Opposes Change FCC Commissioner Pushing For Vote To Drop Sports Blackout Rule The FCC today at just past 11:00am ET unanimously ...

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Sources: Chivas USA Suspending Operations

MLS has agreed to sell Chivas USA to an “undisclosed investment group for a fee in the neighborhood” of $100M, and “going on hiatus is a condition of the sale,” according to a source cited by Jeff Carlisle of ESPN FC. Sources said that the club “will suspend operations& ...

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Arbitrator To Rule In Ray Rice Appeal

A neutral arbitrator, rather than someone appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, "will rule" on the NFLPA's appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, according to an e-mail obtained by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com. NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith in the e-mail told the union's exec board that ...

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"MNF" Sees Slight Overnight Ratings Dip

ESPN drew a 9.6 overnight rating for the Chiefs’ 41-14 defeat of the Patriots on “MNF” last night, down slightly from a 9.7 overnight for Dolphins-Saints in Week 4 last year, and down from an 11.6 overnight for Bears-Cowboys in ’12. The game delivered ESPN a win primetime am ...

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NHL Strikes Deal With GoPro Cameras

The NHL "has struck a content-sharing deal with GoPro cameras" to offer TV viewers players' points of view this season, according to Michael McCarthy of ADWEEK. The NHL "will use GoPro’s POV footage in promo campaigns for the new season starting Oct. 8." NHL Senior VP/Programming Bob ...

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Vivek Ranadive Selling Software Firm

Tibco Software, the company founded 17 years ago by NBA Kings Managing Partner VIVEK RANADIVE , “agreed to be sold on Monday” to Vista Equity Partners for $4.3B after “nearly two years of disappointing financial results and a decline in its stock price,” according to a front ...

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IOC To Make Hosts Sign Non-Discrimination Clause

The IOC has "added a long-overdue anti-discrimination clause to its host contract in the wake of Russia’s anti-gay law that was a controversial cloud over the Sochi Games," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. While equal-rights language "already is in the Olympic Charter, it hasn&rsq ...

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BYU Seeing Smaller Crowds At Football Games

BYU is averaging 58,327 fans through two home football games this season, but those crowds "came against two of the stronger opponents" on the schedule, and Saturday's paid attendance of 59,023 against Virginia "marked the sixth straight non-sellout" for the school, according to Jay Drew o ...

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Patterson: Taxpayers Should Help With New UT Arena

Univ. of Texas men's AD Steve Patterson yesterday said that the school is “'probably six to eight years' away from building a new basketball arena to replace the Erwin Center," according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Patterson also "reiterated his belief the city of Austin s ...

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