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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin Criticize NFL's Media, Sponsor Policies In Skit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "took issue with several NFL policies" during his weekly media availability Tuesday, including the league's sponsorship stance and its "decision last week to fine teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000" for not talking to the press, according to Bob Condotta of ...

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NHL Decision On Future Olympics Months Away

The NHL this morning was "non-committal" about future participation in the Olympics, leaving "open the possibility that the Sochi Games might be the last to showcase the world's best players," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. Talk in North America "persists that Sochi will mark the final time ...

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Fasel: Women's Hockey To Stay In Games

The U.S. and Canadian women's hockey teams will play Thursday in the Gold Medal game, marking "the fourth time in five Olympic Games" the teams will meet in the final, according to Brian Stubits of CBSSPORTS.com. The matchup "will guarantee that one of the two North American hockey powers will win g ...

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IOC Could Add Skateboarding, More BMX By '20

Energized by the additions of slopestyle and freeskiing to the Winter Games program, the IOC is weighing the addition of skateboarding and BMX halfpipe and park to the Summer Olympic program for the '20 Tokyo Games. IOC Sports Dir Christophe Dubi said he expects the IOC to recognize the Int'l Skateb ...

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U.S. Bobsledders Benefiting From BMW Tech

Munich-based BMW considers their U.S. bobsled technology "top-secret information that won't be shared," even with the German team, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. BMW DesignWorksUSA Creative Dir Michael Scully designed a "high-end, high-tech two-man bobsled that is fast, successful and envi ...

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Under Armour Deals With Speedskating Fallout

The controversy over the U.S. Speedskating team's struggles in Sochi after adopting the new Under Armour Mach 39 suit has "hit the company where it hurt most -- its credibility in high quality athletic apparel -- exactly when it needed to shine on the world stage," according to a front-page piece ...

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Independent Athletes Struggle With Olympic Costs

Financial struggles "are hardly unusual for would-be Olympians," but leading Alpine skiers "from wealthy countries like the United States are generally well-funded by their national federations and able to focus their energies on making it through the gates in a hurry," according to Christopher Clar ...

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Olympic Names In The News

The AP repors the IOC today “defended the removal” of gay-rights activist VLADIMIR LUXURIA from a Sochi arena, “saying she was ‘escorted from there peacefully’ and not detained.” Luxuria was “taken away by four unidentified men in a car with Olympic markin ...

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THE DAILY's Olympic Medal Stand

Each day during the Winter Games, THE DAILY offers our take on the business performances of some of the people, sponsors, broadcasters and other entities around Sochi. ...

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Latest Headlines From SBD/SBJ's Sochi Blog

SportsBusiness Daily/Journal have converted their  On The Ground blog into a comprehensive, daily website devoted to the Sochi Games and the business behind it. The site is free and runs through Monday, Feb. 24, the day after the Closing Ceremony. The site also can be accessed through the On T ...

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NBC's Cooper Under Fire For Miller Interview

NBC reporter Christin Cooper's interview with U.S. skier Bode Miller after he tied for a Bronze Medal in the men's super-G yesterday was "a shameful spectacle," according to David Bauder of the AP. Cooper "repeated essentially the same question -- a variation of 'how does it feel?' -- again and ...

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