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The road ahead for the NFL, and lessons for current, future executives

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

T he self-admitted mishandling of the Ray Rice situation by both the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been painful to observe for sports business professionals or, even closer to home, any father with daughters. It is reason...

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Clay Walker

CLAY WALKER, PLAYERS INC. BY LIZ MULLEN STAFF WRITER Clay Walker has a big job ahead of him this year. Clay Walker • Age: 39 • Title: Senior ...

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■ Boxing promoter Don King , on trial in New York on insurance fraud charges, recently bought the Call & Post, a Cleveland newspaper marketed primarily to African-Americans, for $760,000. King hasn’t publicly announced any major changes for the weekly newspaper, which covers the three ...

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NFL successfully protects turf

The NFL came out on top in a pair of trademark battles that could have widespread ramifications. In a federal court case in Wisconsin, a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a man who applied for a trademark for the phrase “The St. Louis Rams” in Wisconsin before NFL or team official ...

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Coast to Coast

ATLANTA ■ City awarded 2007 Final Four ■ School shakes up athletic department ■ Changes planned for soccer team ■ Company buys kayak, canoe makers ■ NBA playoffs propel TNT ■ The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee awarded Atlanta the 2007 NCA ...

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Gart Sports ups ante with bid for Sports Authority

A company with sales of just $200 million in 1997 may end 1998 as the largest sports equipment retailer in the world, if shareholders of The Sports Authority (TSA) accept a merger bid from Denver-based Gart Sports Co. Gart, which more than tripled its sales earlier this year when it completed a ...

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Fox roars with creation of a new sports unit

If Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. comes to dominate the U.S. and international sports markets, his decision last week to create a stand-alone entertainment and sports company, the Fox Group, may mark the seminal moment in his conquest. While Murdoch’s purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers, ...

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Media Watch: Lifetime to deepen commitment to sports with World C ...

Lifetime Television is close to cutting a deal to become a marketing partner for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup , sources said. “We’ve been talking to the Women’s World Cup for more than a year now,” said Brian Donlon , Lifetime’s vice president of sports. ...

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Padres’ prepaid cards speed up beer lines while collecting fan in ...

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National pastime – but which nation?

The most loyal supporters of America’s national pastime don’t live in America. A new study by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal shows that the best fans in Major League Baseball are those who root for the Toronto Blue Jays. SportsBusiness Journal rated each franchise& ...

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Major League Baseball Fan Support Index

1 Toronto Blue Jays Strengths: The turnstiles spin merrily at SkyDome. No team has outdrawn the Jays over the past decade; only the Dodgers have done better during the past quarter-century. Crowds have topped 2 million each year since 1984, peaking at an awesome 4.06 million 1993. Drawbacks ...

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