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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 05 / 15

The Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE writes of Beijing landing the ’22 Games despite not having enough natural snow: “If the Olympic Games are to survive – and right now, the emphasis is on the if – a better idea might be to designate permanent sites for summer and winter .” Al...

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08/04/15
Lucchino's Exit Leaves Uncertainty For Red Sox

The "ripple effect" from the departure of Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino and the poor play of the club this season "is only just beginning," according to Michael Silverman of the BOSTON HERALD. Sources said that one scenario that could come into play is a "restructuring of the Red Sox fr ...

Tags: Franchises, Boston Red Sox, MLB

08/04/15
Source: Brady Appearing In Person For Hearing

Patriots QB Tom Brady "will appear in person for a court-mandated Deflategate settlement hearing " Aug. 12 in N.Y., according to a source cited by Dan Graziano of ESPN N.Y. There had been some reports yesterday that Brady "might try to attend the hearing by phone, but the source insisted that the p ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/04/15
MLBAM Takes Over NHL Digital Operations

The NHL has signed a six-year partnership with MLBAM in which MLBAM and baseball’s overall media division will operate the NHL’s digital operations, streaming services and NHL Network, according to multiple sources. The deal, valued at approximately $1.2B to the NHL over the course of th ...

Tags: Media, NHL, MLBAM

08/04/15
Omega Launching Charitable Projects In Rio

IOC TOP sponsor Omega will eschew its traditional ceremonial countdown clock in favor of 12 charitable projects in Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods between now and the start of the ’16 Games. Omega, the official Olympics timekeeper, yesterday announced it will fund a refurbished center for pr ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

08/04/15
SBJ In-Depth: College Football Season Preview

College football kicks off a new season stronger than ever. Media rights, sponsorship sales, facility construction - you name it, metrics are up across the board, fueled by one of the most passionate fan bases in sports. The landscape also has changed, with autonomy setting the top conferences apar ...

08/04/15
Executive Transactions

Fanatics Inc. has brought on  MIKE CARLTON , hiring the longtime collegiate sports exec as Dir of Business Development. He comes to Fanatics from high school digital outlet PlayOn! Sports, where he served as Senior VP/Partner Development for the last two years. Carlton also was at CLC for seven ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Executive Transactions

08/04/15
Wyndham Waiting On Tiger's Decision

PGA Tour Wyndham Championship Tournament Dir Mark Brazil hopes to convince Tiger Woods to play in this month's event, as Woods currently sits on the outside of the PGA Tour's FedExCup Playoffs. Brazil in an e-mail wrote that he has not spoken with Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, recently, but hopes to ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Golf

08/04/15
Iowa State Preposes Increased Athletics Budget

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Tags: Colleges

08/04/15
Cowboys' Frisco Development On Track

The Cowboys' new development, known as the Star in Frisco, "is starting to take shape," according to Brian Gosset of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. The development will be home to Cowboys HQ, "a 12,000-seat multi-use event center, Omni hotel and wide range of mixed-use elements." Florida-based Manhatt ...

Tags: Facilities, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

08/04/15
Drake Helps Unveil Raptors' New Look

Rapper Drake, the Raptors' global ambassador, yesterday "introduced the world to one of the new Raptor jerseys at his OVO Fest concert," according to Ryan Wolstat of the TORONTO SUN. The team's rebrand "includes one colour scheme featuring his OVO black and gold colours, which he was wearing."& ...

Tags: Franchises, Toronto Raptors

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