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Texans DE J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey Fundraising Efforts Raise Over $30M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 11 / 17

Texans DE J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts have helped raise over $30M after an initial goal of $200,000. Watt said, “It’s a testament to the good in the world. Everybody wanted to help. Everybody from all over the country and the world wanted to help. They just needed a ...

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North Carolina Could Lose More Events Over HB2

The North Carolina Sports Association yesterday sent a letter to the state's House of Representatives and General Assembly "urging an immediate repeal" of HB2, according to Scott Gleeson of USA TODAY. The law "led to the removal of all the NCAA's championship events" in '17 and prompted the NBA ...

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Sports Figures Opine On Trump Immigration Order

Falcons Owner Arthur Blank yesterday addressed President Trump's executive order suspending immigration into the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries, offering "some poignant commentary on what he sees as a troubled dynamic that runs counter to what he sees as the country's cultural and po ...

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Trump's Executive Order Has Sports World In Flux

The NBA has contacted the U.S. State Department to "try to determine" how President Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries could "potentially impact the league," according to Tim Bontemps of the WASHINGTON POST. Two NBA players -- Bucks F T ...

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Jed York Helps Fund New Athlete Activism Institute

The 49ers and CEO Jed York have "helped to fund the new San Jose State Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change, which will look at issues such as athlete activism" and actions like QB Colin Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem, according to Ann Killion of the S.F. CHR ...

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Gregg Popovich Rebukes Trump

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday did not "mince words" about his feelings toward President Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday, according to Nicholas Parco of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Popovich said, "You really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth." He added, "There&rsquo ...

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Trump Began With Sports Long Before Politics

President Trump took the oath of office on Friday, but "long before there was politics, there was sports," according to ESPN's Chris Connelly. After Trump entered the "family real estate business, Trump would ever after be drawn to sports’ strong personalities." In the '70s an "eager, younger ...

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Obama's Tenure Marked By Sports Fandom

President Obama departs office on Friday having filled "nearly every minute of his administration with sports talk -- using it as entertainment, metaphor, and, finally, as a political weapon," according to Bryan Curtis of THE RINGER. The White House had "known extreme sports nerdery before," but Oba ...

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FanDuel Adding Golf To Its Lineup

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President Obama Welcomes Cubs To White House

President Obama yesterday welcomed the Cubs to the White House to celebrate their World Series victory, saying, “It took you long enough. I mean, I've only got four days left.” During the visit, Obama took time to address the power of sports, saying, "Today is, I think, our last off ...

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Monahan Explains Why Tourneys Stayed In N.C.

New PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said one reason no Tour events have been moved out of North Carolina in the wake of the state's controversial HB2 "bathroom bill" is that they are "held at private facilities." There are four sanctioned events that take place annually in the state -- the PGA Tou ...

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