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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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WME Plans To Cut $151M Out Of IMG

INSIDE IMG: THE FINANCIALS Revenue By Division Year College Media & Entertainment Sports Total 2011 $331 ...

Tags: William Morris Endeavor, IMG, Finance

04/14/14
WME Plans To Cut $151M In Costs Out Of IMG

INSIDE IMG: THE FINANCIALS Revenue By Division Year College Media & Entertainment Sports Total 2011 $331 ...

Tags: William Morris Endeavor, IMG, Finance

04/14/14
John Farrell Unhappy With New Replay System

The Red Sox' John Farrell during last night's game against the Yankees became the first manager to be "ejected for disputing a play that was reviewed on replay after umpires reversed their call on what would have been an inning-ending double play in the fourth inning," according to Gordon Edes of ES ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/14/14
Joe Dumars Won't Return As Pistons President

The Pistons have "decided not to renew" President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars' contract, according to Vince Ellis of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. A source said that Dumars has "agreed to remain as an executive adviser outside the basketball operations domain." Pistons Assistant GM George David an ...

Tags: Franchises, Detroit Pistons

04/14/14
People & Personalities

In Buffalo, Amy Moritz notes the Sabres yesterday honored MSG Network analyst Mike Robitaille, who was "working his final game in the broadcast booth." He was hired in '80 to "work on the team’s radio and television crews," and has "served multiple roles in the broadcast booth with his most po ...

Tags: Media

04/14/14
Padres Form Partnership With National Univ.

The Padres on Friday announced the non-profit, California-based National Univ. will be the team's exclusive higher education partner as part of new multiyear deal. The partnership includes the Padres' Military Scholarship Program, which will provide assistance to military students each year. Pa ...

Tags: San Diego Padres, MLB, Marketing and Sponsorship

04/14/14
SBJ In-Depth: Action Sports

On the eve of the X Games in Austin, Texas, SportsBusiness Journal explores the state of action sports. From the event side to competitors, networks to sponsors, where is growth taking place and how are stakeholders leveraging their relationships? How do action sports reach a larger audience without ...

04/14/14
49ers, S.F. Battling Over McCartney Concert?

The 49ers are "in talks" with Rock & Roll HOFer Paul McCartney to perform the opening concert at Levi's Stadium, which would "effectively yank the rug out from under San Francisco's plans" for him to headline a final send-off concert at Candlestick Park, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F ...

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers, NFL

04/14/14
Pacers' Success Translating Off The Court

The Pacers hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings with just one game remaining and have "returned to the forefront of the Indianapolis sports scene," according to Zak Keefer of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Their 28 sellouts this season are the most since '99-'00, "three more sellouts than t ...

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Indiana Pacers

04/14/14
Darlington Launches History-Focused Campaign

Darlington Raceway on Saturday announced a marketing campaign that will "highlight its history going forward into next year's Bojangles' Southern 500 weekend," according to Lou Bezjak of the Florence MORNING NEWS. Track President Chip Wile said that he wants Darlington "to be celebrated as other his ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR, Bojangles

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