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Finish Line Reports Dip In Q4 Earnings Despite Uptick In Revenue

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Finish Line reported a decline in Q4 earnings and "warned that profits in the current year may miss expectations," as the sports-apparel retailer has "struggled lately in a retail environment dogged by more promotions and lower mall traffic." The company's earnings fell 5% to $40.8M despite revenues...

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Sports Pause To Remember 9/11

Several leagues and teams plan to pay tribute Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. The NFL is “planning tributes on the field, inside stadiums and during broadcasts of certain games.” The league “plans to synch its pregame salutes durin ...

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Four NASCAR Drivers To Miss White House Visit

The 12 NASCAR drivers who made last season's Chase for the Sprint Cup have been invited to visit President Obama at the White House today, but four drivers will not attend due to "scheduling conflicts," according to Andrew Malcolm of the L.A. TIMES. Tony Stewart, Kevin ...

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Riots Grip Vancouver After Canucks Loss

Downtown Vancouver “descended into chaos" following the Canucks' loss to the Bruins in Game Seven of the NHL Stanley Cup Final last night, with rioters “burning cars and looting stores and brawls and fights breaking out," according to Austin, Cooper & Chan of Vancouver PROVINCE. Van ...

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Agassi, L.A. Banker Team To Create Charter Schools

Andre Agassi and Canyon Capital Realty Advisors Chair & CEO Bobby Turner are “launching the Canyon-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund, an investment group designed to help some of the nation's 5,400 charter schools and their 1.7 million students find permanent school buildings,” a ...

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Ponturo, Kirmser Reflect On "Lombardi"

After an eight-month run, “Lombardi” will exit the Broadway stage this Sunday. The play, based on the life of the great Vince Lombardi, broke new ground by blending sports and theater, an avenue Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo will continue to explore as they bring the story of ...

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Nationals Host Military Appreciation Night

The Nationals last night hosted Military Appreciation Night at Nationals Park, "less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan," according to Howard Fendrich of the AP. The Nationals said that they began planning ...

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CBS' "60 Minutes" Profiles Albert Pujols

MLB Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols and his charitable efforts were profiled on CBS' “60 Minutes” last night, with CBS’ Bob Simon saying Pujols is "now the idol in the baseball-crazy city of St. Louis, but what we found most impressive about Albert can't be found between the lines of chalk on a baseball ...

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Several Sports Figures Donate To Japan Relief Efforts

In the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this month , several sports figures have made pledges to help in the relief efforts. Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki said that he is donating about $1.25M to the Japanese Red Cross. The Mariners will “dedicate proceeds from the fi ...

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Toyota NASCAR Teams Not Yet Affected By Japan

Toyota officials on Thursday said that the “destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will not have an immediate effect on Toyota's business with NASCAR,” according to David Newton of ESPN.com. Toyota Racing Development USA President Lee White said that “fewer than 10 percent of the ...

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Reinsdorf Says White House Helped Him Pick Coach

Bulls Chair Jerry Reinsdorf yesterday indicated that he hired coach Tom Thibodeau after receiving a "glowing stamp of approval from President Obama and his closest team of White House advisers, who had long lobbied for Thibodeau's hiring," according to Lacy Banks of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Reinsdorf ...

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