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David Morehouse: Power Player

04 / 14 / 14

For Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse, this week’s start of the NHL playoffs creates emotion beyond what others in sports might describe as a roller-coaster ride — one that could last anywhere from a disappointing 10 days to a victorious two months. “The play...

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06/11/12
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06/04/12
Dolphins campaign all football

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06/04/12
MLB streaks draw scrutiny

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05/21/12
Hot new uniform designer: Facebook

The Los Angeles Galaxy is drawing on the reach of social media to give fans a stake in the team’s on-field look, unveiling a Facebook application that lets the public design the MLS club’s third kit. Giving fans such a say in the uniform design process is rare across sports, but both ...

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05/21/12
The action’s on the floor

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Getting stars courtside for Heat

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