March 24 - 30, 2014 Vol. 16 — No. 47

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  • Inside Turner, ready for tipoff

    Twenty minutes before the Turner Sports studio team launches its coverage of the NCAA tournament’s “First Four,” Steve Smith and Grant Hill sit behind the studio desk filling out their brackets. “Can Iowa State beat Michigan State?” Hill asks Smith, the former Spartan. “Oh, yeah, Iowa State’s legit,” Smith replies.

  • Industry looks for millennial recipe

    The way 20- and 30-somethings are consuming sports was a major topic throughout the 2014 IMG World Congress of Sports, held last week at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif. The sports industry is confronting a major transition in the makeup of consumers.

  • Wrigley Field at 100: Neighborhood gem

    For decades, visiting the northside Chicago ballpark has stood high among personal bucket lists of fans and players alike. But the broad appeal and love of Wrigley Field in many ways defies convention or logic, at least in modern terms.

  • NFL ups fun factor via technology

    The NFL plans to unveil tomorrow its latest initiative to improve the in-stadium experience, launching a partnership with app developer Experience that lets fans upgrade seats and obtain closer access to the team.

  • Major League Baseball’s negotiator

    Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball’s chief operating officer, can easily be described as a classically trained sports league executive. Harvard and Cornell educated. Longtime labor lawyer for the league. One of the true power brokers in the game. But a life in sports almost wasn’t to be.

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