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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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NCAA Concerned About New Indiana Law

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Asics America Enjoys Strong '14

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Bucks Developing Master Plan For New Arena

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Facilities

Packers To Don New Throwback In '15

Packers President & CEO Mark Murphy on Wednesday "confirmed that the team will debut a new third alternate uniform" in '15, according to Weston Hodkiewicz of the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE. Murphy said that the uniforms will "consist of a throwback design that will be announced at a later date ...

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TV Pundits Question NFL About Goal-Line Cameras

The NFL caught the ire of the afternoon sports talk shows on Thursday after saying at the owners meeting earlier in the week that goal-line cameras were not going to be added to stadiums this year due to cost concerns. L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke said, “The NFL made nearly $10 bill ...

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Coyotes Analyst On Leave After Arrest

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LPGA's ANA Inspiration Slowly Rebranding

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DC United Seeks Boost From Int'l Friendly

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Reds Install Self-Ordering Kiosks

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