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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 16

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul , who famously injured his hand in a fireworks accident last year, appears in a new PSA about firework safety unveiled today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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06/30/16
Tweet Pic Of The Day....

Well, at least we all can now forget about P.K. and think about celebrating Canada Day #oops pic.twitter.com/5xo6F0qHBH — Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) June 30, 2016

06/30/16
Learfield Buys Signage Company GoVision

Learfield continued its buying spree with the acquisition of GoVision, the Texas-based company that provides large-scale LED video boards to big events like the Ryder Cup and Final Four. GoVision will retain its name, but going forward will be known as a Learfield company. GoVision Founder Chris Cur ...

Tags: Facilities

06/30/16
Kerry Tharp Named Darlington Raceway President

ISC yesterday morning named NASCAR Senior Dir of Competition Communications KERRY THARP President of Darlington Raceway, completing a search that took a few months. Tharp, who worked in the Univ. of South Carolina’s sports information office for two decades before coming to NASCAR in '05, re ...

Tags: NASCAR, People and Pop Culture

06/30/16
Lightning Keep Stamkos With $68M Deal

Lightning C Steven Stamkos is "staying put" after signing an eight-year, $68M deal with the Lightning yesterday, "spurning a sweepstakes" when free agency begins tomorrow, according to a front-page piece by Joe Smith of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. Stamkos had been "talking with other teams through a f ...

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Franchises

06/30/16
Olympic Sponsors Worry About Rule 40

Under Armour's sponsorship strategy around the Rio Games will be the "best case study for the changes" to Rule 40, which "ends a marketing blackout during the games for companies who sponsor athletes rather than the event itself," according to Liana Baker of REUTERS. UA has "backed a fleet of about ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

06/30/16
Blackmun Downplays Top Fears For Rio Games

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the two great fears of the Rio Games are largely overblown, while reports of multiple emerging crises in Brazil have not triggered additional spending for Team USA. With reports emerging daily about new threats to security and health in the host city, Blackmun said ...

Tags: Olympics, USOC

06/30/16
Tix For Ft. Bragg MLB Game Are Nontransferable

The Marlins and Braves on Sunday will play a regular-season game on the military base in Fort Bragg, N.C. , and officials are "reminding would-be attendees that all tickets are nontransferable and not for sale," according to Drew Brooks of the FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER. Fort Bragg's Directorate of ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB, Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves

06/30/16
NBA's N.C. Decision Looms Large For Other Events

While North Carolina lawmakers consider revisions to controversial House Bill 2 , there is a "sense that a decision by the NBA to move its All-Star Game" from Charlotte "could persuade other sporting events to follow suit," according to a front-page piece by Jim Morrill of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER.&n ...

Tags: NBA, Sports in Society

06/30/16
ESPN Makes Moves In Tech Department

ESPN shifted management roles in its technology department, tapping MIKE ANDREWS to head up the Media Engineering group as VP and TASNEEM BRUTCH to take on the new role of VP/IT. The company also installed MICHAEL CUPO as VP/Technology Operations, MARINA ESCOBAR as VP/Advanced Technology Gro ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, ESPN

06/30/16
Bruin Sports Buys Video Streaming Firm

George Pyne’s Bruin Sports Capital is getting into the video streaming business, having bought Italy-based deltatre, which provides streaming tech for leagues and TV networks and has deep ties in international soccer. Financial details are not publicly available. deltatre CEO & co-Founder ...

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