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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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NFL Implementing Player-Tracking Technology

The NFL is "putting tiny sensors in players' shoulder pads this season to track their every move in 17 stadiums," according to a front-page piece by Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY. The league partnered with Zebra Technologies to "implement a real-time location system." The sensors will "send data on eac ...

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Ombudsman Addresses Smith Comments

ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte's latest column discussed Stephen A. Smith's comments on Ravens RB Ray Rice , noting Smith's "problems have always been more mechanical than moral." His mouth "runs faster than his mind, and his footwork is not always nimble enough to navigate the mazes of his orn ...

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Raptors Looking Into New Practice Facility

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07/31/14
Glazers Selling Additional 5% Of ManU

EPL club Manchester United's majority shareholders, the Glazer family, yesterday announced plans to "sell 8 million shares," or about 5% of the club, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The sale of the Class A shares "would leave the Glazers" with about 85% of the club. The Glazers in '12 ra ...

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Golfers Selling Shirt Ad Space For PGA Championship

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Tweet Pic Of The Day....

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Today's Events

The committee searching for the Citadel's next AD will meet in Charlotte, “apparently to interview candidates for the job.” Sources yesterday said that “one of the candidates to be interviewed” is Wake Forest Associate AD/Administration & Development Mike Buddie ( POST ...

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MLB Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Is Today

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