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NFL Moves Commissioner's Super Bowl Address Up To Wednesday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 17

The NFL is moving the Commissioner  Roger Goodell 's   annual press conference from Friday to Wednesday, a major break with the tradition of Super Bowl week. The move could mean fewer reporters and owners attend, as many have not arrived by mid-week. The event has served as a bold-fac...

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TD Ameritrade Not Returning As USOC Sponsor

TD Ameritrade will not return as a U.S. Olympic team sponsor, opening the online brokerage, personal investing and wealth management categories for Team USA. Omaha-based TD Ameritrade became the USOC’s first official online brokerage in '11, part of a joint sponsorship-media deal worked out wi ...

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Warriors Hold Lavish Arena Groundbreaking

A slowed-down look at the ceremonial events of Chase Center's Ground Breaking event in San Francisco's Mission Bay. #HereitBegins pic.twitter.com/PkSeVndFSQ — Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) January 18, 2017 The Warriors yesterday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new Ch ...

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Bell, Zenkel Among NBC Sports Promotions

Telemundo’s coverage of the ’18 FIFA World Cup will have a distinctly Olympic feel next year, as NBC Sports Group is putting its top Olympic producer in charge of the Spanish-language channel’s production. JIM BELL will be the Exec Producer on the event as part of a promotion tha ...

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Advance Auto Parts To Title NASCAR's Clash

Advance Auto Parts will serve as the title sponsor for the season-opening non-points Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona Int'l Speedway, the Clash. The deal is for multiple years and a source said DIS was asking low to mid-six figures annually for the entitlement. The 75-lap race, whic ...

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NASCAR Thinks Mobile With Website Redesign

NASCAR yesterday launched a revamped version of its official website geared toward mobility, responsiveness and simplifying its Race Center page. The redesign of NASCAR.com, which took six months to develop and was handled in house, is designed to create a consistent layout across mobile, desktop an ...

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Goodell Bypassing AFC Title Game Draws Criticism

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will attend the NFC Championship game in Atlanta on Sunday over the Steelers-Patriots AFC Championship contest, and it appears Goodell is "afraid to show his face" in Foxboro following Deflategate, according to Karen Guregian of the BOSTON HERALD. It is possible the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Glen Taylor Commits $9M More To Arena Upgrades

The price tag on the Target Center renovations "increased to at least" $138M yesterday with the addition of at least $9M from T'Wolves and Lynx Owner Glen Taylor, according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The upgrades are "expected to be finished sometime this year with the final ...

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Falcons' Seat License Sales Trending Up

Seat license sales for the Falcons' new Mercedes-Benz Stadium "have rallied along with the team’s on-field performance in recent months, rising from less than 33,000 at the start of the season to more than 41,000 now," according to a front-page piece by Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTI ...

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Australian Open Deals With Heavy Crowds

There was a "dangerous crowd crush" at the Australian Open on Monday night as thousands of fans left Rod Laver Arena following Roger Federer's late-night match, according to Marissa Calligeros of the Melbourne AGE. More than 15,000 people attended Federer's Grand Slam return against Austri ...

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CFP Committee Adds Beamer, Smith, Howard

Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is “one of three new members to join the College Football Playoff selection committee this season,” along with Ohio State AD Gene Smith and Robert Morris President Chris Howard, according to Matt Murschel of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The trio “wi ...

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