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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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So sometime soon, the Padres will have a Heat-style presser introducing their new outfield: Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 19, 2014 Want a universal theory on current 49ers situation? Figuring out how to build Levi's made the Yorks belie ...

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600,000  – Number of Cyber Monday orders for sports-related goods processed by Fanatics.com's main warehouse in Frazeysburg, Ohio, this holiday season. The 550,000-square-foot facility "boasts 13 miles of conveyor belts that trundle between the four 'picking' floors" ( GRANTLAND.com ...

Selig Named MLB Commissioner Emeritus

MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred on Friday named outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig to a newly created role of Commissioner Emeritus, effective Jan. 25. In the position, Selig will serve as an advisor to Manfred and assist on special projects. For at least the immediate future and continuing in t ...

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Bleacher Report has added  Lars Anderson  to its editorial staff. Anderson "spent 20 years with Sports Illustrated before leaving earlier this year" ( AWFULANNOUNCING.com, 12/19 ). U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps on Friday was sentenced to "18 months probation and a year suspended jail ...

UNC Wilmington To Unveil New Look

UNC Wilmington is "getting a new look," with an updated "primary logo and other design elements" to be unveiled next month. The current Seahawks logo debuted in '92. Senior Associate AD Rob Aycock "called the design 'a wonderful piece of art,' but said the department needs something more 'aggressi ...

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FC Barcelona extends some multilingual holiday greetings to its fans around the world in this video/photo shoot.

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Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales

MLB VP/National Sales CHRIS MARCIANI  has quietly exited MLB, in what will likely be the first in a series of departures at MLB HQ under the new administration of Commissioner-elect ROB MANFRED and President of Business & Media BOB BOWMAN . Marciani, who was responsible for new bu ...

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Hammon Headlines espnW's "Impact 25"

Former WNBAer and Spurs assistant coach  BECKY HAMMON sits atop espnW's "Impact 25" for '14, as her appointment as the first full-time, salaried, female coach in NBA history was both "groundbreaking and the prize she'd had her eye on for years," according to Allison Glock of ESPNW. The es ...

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St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal

MLB's "uncertain future in Tampa Bay has grown more complicated" after the St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday "rejected an agreement negotiated by Mayor Rick Kriseman that would have given" the Rays three years to explore ballpark sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, according to a fr ...

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