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L.A. Committee Makes Big Changes To Proposed Olympic Venues for '24

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 16

Olympic swimming in L.A. would take place at a temporary facility on USC's campus LA 2024 has made a big change to its proposed venue plan in its bid for the Olympics. The temporary swimming an...

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"Providing health care security for players who came before them has been on the players' minds for the past year and they worked closely with us to make it happen" – NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts , on the union funding insurance coverage for retired players ( SBNATION.com, 7/28 ). ...

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Twitter Me This....

First-day attendance for Patriots training camp: 12,393. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 28, 2016 #Hockey is a fast-paced & exciting sport w/int'l popularity. That's why @NHL should be looking for real ways to improve safety—not oppose it — Richard Blumenthal ( ...

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Twitter Me This....

Both Brazil & Rio have real problems but I hope visiting journalists also show the extraordinary & inspiring aspects https://t.co/xUxijA2axy — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 29, 2016 As I depart for Rio Monday, I will look out over the Atlantic, to see if the nose of ...

07/28/16
David Ortiz Signs Deal With FanzCall

Fanzcall Interactive Sports today named Red Sox DH David Ortiz its newest brand ambassador. He will be featured on advertisements and promotional materials. The Fanzcall app, which is available for free in the App Store or Google Play, lets fans predict the outcome of each at-bat to win points and ...

07/28/16
SI Launches Redesigned Website

SI.com early this morning officially unveiled its "redesigned and rebuilt" website. The "single, overriding objective of this overhaul is the marriage of a premium digital destination with SI’s premium content in all its award-winning forms." ...

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Speed Reads....

The Nuggets and Pacers will play a regular-season game at The O2 in London on Jan. 12. The NBA Global Games contest will mark both teams' first trip to the U.K. ( NBA ). Ephesus will install its LED system at First Niagara Center, and the Sabres will "play their first pre-season ga ...

07/28/16
Daily Digit....

$3.5M  – Amount the NFLPA spent on legal fees in an effort to overturn Tom Brady 's Deflategate suspension, according to "detailed billing records filed with the U.S. Department of Labor" ( ESPN.com, 7/28 ).

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Daily Digit....

500  – Number of workers that security firm Artel was able to hire to work screening outside Rio Olympic venues out of a planned 3,400, forcing the Brazilian government on Friday to announce plans to bring in police officers for the roles ( WSJ.com, 7/29 ).

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Daily Download....

In this CBS Sports video posted on Twitter ahead of the PGA Championship, golfer Jason Day gets quizzed on the meaning of some quintessentially Australian slang terms. If @JDayGolf wins another PGA Championship, he'll be going off like a frog in a sock. Uhh..wait what's that mean? https://t ...

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Medical Community Upset With NHL Assertions

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s continued "emphatic denial" of a link between concussions and CTE in hockey yesterday "had many members of the medical and legal community up in arms," according to James Mirtle of the GLOBE & MAIL. Dr. Paul Echlin, who runs a sports-medicine clinic in ...

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