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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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Night Moves....Opening Act

Last night’s 1:00am ET edition of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” led with actors Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart introducing the broadcast and promoting their new film, “Get Hard.” Two ads for the film aired during the 60-minute broadcast. Both the 1:00am ET editions &ldqu ...

Laugh Track....Wide World Of Sports

Comedians Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart opened the 1:00am ET edition of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” from L.A. and Hart said, “We’ve got a heck of a show for you today.” Ferrell: “We’re kicking off ‘SportsCenter’ today, what a lineup. A lot to ...

Final Jeopardy....

“What was the USS Maine?”

Latest In Rays' Quest For Ballpark

St. Petersburg City attorneys today will send to the City Council a revised memorandum of understanding with the Rays regarding the effort for a new ballpark. Mayor Rick Kriseman 's chief of staff,  Kevin King , said that Kriseman is "still unsure when he'll ask the council to reconsider the r ...

Audi, Cubs Announce Sponsorship Deal

The Cubs announced a multiyear deal for Audi to become naming-rights partner for a premium area at Wrigley Field, expanding on the brand's status as the team's official luxury vehicle. The Audi Club, formerly the United Club, is a pre- and postgame VIP gathering place on the south side of the ballpa ...

Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Navy Ships.” “First designated as armored cruiser No. 1, this ship was commissioned in 1895 and operated on our east coast and in the Caribbean.”

Today's Events....

The Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta Sports Council host the annual Business of Sports Summit at the College Football HOF.  See more details . MSG Network runs an all-day programming marathon entitled, "Clyde: 70 Years Of Cool," in honor of Basketball HOFer and network announcer Walt ...

Names In The News

Univ. of Kansas football coach DAVID BEATY 's five-year deal "is lined with incentives," as he will be paid $800,000 in "annual salary but can make an additional $25,000 for each Big 12 victory." Other incentives include $100,000 for a "Big 12 regular-season championship, including a co-championshi ...

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Olympia Tweaks Red Wings Arena Project

Ilitch Holdings subsidiary Olympia Development on Thursday "presented several changes" for the planned, $450M Red Wings arena and mixed-use development project, "including the demolition of a boarded-up historic hotel to make room for a better loading dock and the renovation of another historic hote ...

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Facilities

Quick Hits....

“He was a big meal guy. He liked sharing ideas over a good dinner at a good restaurant, and fortunately I was blessed to have many of those opportunities with him” – NBA Kings coach George Karl , on late UNC basketball coach Dean Smith willing all of his former players $200 for ...

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