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04 / 22 / 14

MLB Network today announced that Red Sox P  Ryan Dempster , who is not playing this season, will appear as an on-air analyst ( MLB Network ). NBC Sports Group announced that former figure skaters  Johnny Weir  and  Tara Lipinski  will take part in coverage of this year's ...

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04/22/14
Executive Transactions

The Dolphins hired former Toys ‘R’ Us Exec VP/HR DAN CASPERSEN to oversee the organization’s HR department and former FBI agent JOE CICINI to oversee security efforts. The team also moved Finance & Legal Affairs Specialist BRANDON SHORE to an HR role within the team&rsqu ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

04/22/14
Keflezighi's Marathon Win Could Boost Skechers

Skechers "doesn’t have much of a presence" in the $7B performance running shoe market, but it might get a boost after Meb Keflezighi won yesterday's Boston Marathon while wearing the company's shoes, according to Sara Germano of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Skechers is currently "on the upswing," ...

Tags: Skechers, Marketing and Sponsorship, Boston Marathon

04/22/14
The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Nike And The Developing World

The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Shelly Banjo writes, "Nike's internal conflict over Bangladesh shows that its effort to clean up its act in the developing world, which began about 20 years ago, remains a work in progress . … Nike's experience offers a lesson in the difficulty of managing the twin ...

04/22/14
SBJ In-Depth: Sports Business Awards

As a preview for the annual Sports Business Awards, presented by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, we will introduce you to the finalists across 15 categories. We will also highlight the winner of the SBJ/SBD Lifetime Achievement Award. The SBAs recognize the top teams and leagues, sp ...

04/22/14
NYC FC Gives Details On Yankee Stadium Deal

NYC FC yesterday confirmed that it will play its inaugural MLS season in ’15 at Yankee Stadium, a move that solidifies the team's short-term future and allows season-ticket sales to begin. The club will play all 17 home games in the ballpark, which will have a reduced capacity from 49,642 for ...

Tags: Facilities

04/22/14
Bills Reach Settlement In Text-Message Suit

The Bills have agreed "to pay up to $3 million -- largely in the form of debit cards redeemable only at the team store -- to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the team of sending too many alerts to fans who signed up for a text-messaging service," according to Stephen Watson of the BUFFAL ...

Tags: Franchises, Buffalo Bills

04/22/14
NBA Notes

ESPN.com's Marc Stein cited sources as saying that the NBA has "informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap" of nearly $5M for next season. The sources said that all 30 teams "were informed this week via league memorandum that an increase in the cap" from this season's $58.6M to $6 ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

04/22/14
Sager Calls Popovich's Comments "Uplifting"

TNT's Craig Sager said that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's on-air well-wishing on Sunday was "a moment he won't soon forget," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Sager said, "It was just fabulous, an uplifting, tremendous thing for me." Deitsch noted after two days of chemotherapy, Sager "was in ...

Tags: Media, NBA, TBS/TNT

04/22/14
Chick-Fil-A Extends Bowl Title Sponsorship

Chick-fil-A has reached a “new six-year agreement as title sponsor of Atlanta’s college football bowl game,” which is again being branded as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl , according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The QSR “substantially increased its financ ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Chick fil A

04/22/14
NCAA To Consider Restructuring Proposal

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive does not think college athletes "should have employee status, but believes there is some common ground with the proposal from the five power leagues and a union movement," according to John Zenor of the AP. The NCAA BOD on Thursday is expected to consider a "recommendatio ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA, SEC

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