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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 02 / 15

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Quick Hits....

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Twitter Me This....

I shudder to think what will become of the NFL office without Paul Hicks, who was smart, level-headed and brought an outsider's perspective — Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) September 1, 2015 Bill O'Brien at #Texans team luncheon: says he will make a donation to the Texans Foundat ...

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MLB To Hold Draft On June 9

The '16 MLB Draft will be held on June 9, but the league has yet to disclose a location after efforts to synchronize the event with the College World Series have yet to produce an agreement. The Draft has been held at MLB Network studios in Secaucus, N.J., for the past seven years, and will return t ...

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"Concussion" Trailer Still Has People Talking

The upcoming release of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion," which focuses on brain trauma in football, has the "potential to do what a Hall of Famer's suicide, protracted lawsuits and reams of scientific data could not: present the horrors of football's concussion crisis in such simple and compelling ...

Tags: NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/01/15
Lynch Hawks Skittles On Evine Live

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch today appeared in a five-minute segment promoting Skittles on shopping network Evine Live alongside host Allison Waggoner . Lynch was "on the air hawking candy" shortly after 11:00am ET, and he was "funny through the whole thing." The segment also featured a model weari ...

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Packers WRs To Endorse Associated Bank

Green Bay-based Associated Bank has reached endorsement deals with Packers WRs Randall Cobb , Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams . Associated Bank Exec VP & CMO Christopher Piotrowski said that the new agreements will launch "with the beginning of the Packers' regular season Sept. 13." Packers ...

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Churchill Downs Upgrading Premium Seating

Churchill Downs today announced $18M in renovations to premium seating areas at the track, including "upgraded food and drink offerings, varying table sizes, lounge seating, race-day entertainment, in-seat technologies and added wagering windows." The upgrades will increase reserved seating on Kentu ...

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ESPN Licenses X Games Oslo For February

Nearly two years after ESPN abruptly canceled its ambitious Global X Games series after losing more than $30M, the action sports property is wading back into the overseas markets. ESPN today announced that it has licensed the X Games Oslo, set for Feb. 24-28 in the Norwegian capital, in partnership ...

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09/01/15
Braves Assure Fans Of New Ballpark Safety

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