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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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With the site of next year's NFL Draft still undecided, debate continues on whether the league should rotate the event's host city each year. ESPN's Dan Graziano said, "The people I talked to said, 'No, this is just for this year.' But that can't be ruled out. So I think what we're seeing is a chanc ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NFL

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Broward County Hopes To Land MLS Stadium

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Tags: Facilities, MLS

07/22/14
Bowlsby Speaks Of Bleak College Landscape

In his annual state-of-the-conference address yesterday at Big 12 media days, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby "painted a bleak picture of the college landscape, a world where 'cheating pays,' 'enforcement is broken' and attention has shifted from stadiums to courtrooms," according to Stephen Nesbitt of the ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA, Big 12

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Thunder Will Not Wear Tag Honoring '79 Sonics

An NBA spokesperson said that the Thunder "will not honor" the SuperSonics' '79 NBA title with the league's "new championship tags," according to Cody Stavenhagen of the OKLAHOMAN. The NBA and adidas beginning this season will add a "small gold mark on the back jersey collar of teams that have won a ...

Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Franchises, NBA

07/22/14
NBA Summer League Sees Record Attendance

The Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas wrapped up its 11-day schedule last night with "record attendance numbers," according to Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Total attendance this year was 71,922, "well above last year's record" of 62,128 ( LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 7/22 ). SPORT ...

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ESPN Plans Inspirational Special Olympics Coverage

ESPN will air next summer's Special Olympics, and the network will focus more on "the personal story lines surrounding the inspirational athletes who have intellectual disabilities" than simply "charting the gold medal winners," according to Debbie Emery of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ESPN President Joh ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

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Adidas, Champs Sports Create Instagram Series

adidas has partnered with Champs Sports to "create four different online shows" that will be available on Instagram "but still mimick the TV-watching experience," according to Michelle Castillo of ADWEEK. #adicolorTV debuted Friday and "will run for six weeks." To tune in, viewers will "have to ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Adidas, Instagram

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