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Social Studies: NBC Sports Philadelphia's Josh Ellis Talks Pushing 76ers, Eagles In London - SportsBusiness Daily

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:53

Social Studies: NBC Sports Philadelphia's Josh Ellis Talks Pushing 76ers, Eagles In London
SportsBusiness Daily
NBC Sports Philadelphia Social Media Manager Josh Ellis ( @NBCSPhilly ) recently returned from London, where the 76ers played the Celtics. Part of preparing for the trip involved leveraging relationships for mutually beneficial results. As part of that ...

Amateur Update: Another big year for group sports business for hotels - Post-Bulletin

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:13

Post-Bulletin

Amateur Update: Another big year for group sports business for hotels
Post-Bulletin
Last year, over $4.6 million in estimated hotel revenue was brought to Rochester hotels through 100 local, state, regional and national sporting events facilitated by Rochester Sports (formerly Rochester Amateur Sports Commission) and local sports ...

Boost Mobile returns to MMA with Bellator deal - SportsBusiness Daily

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:35

Boost Mobile returns to MMA with Bellator deal
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Boost Mobile has signed a long-term deal to become the official wireless carrier of Bellator MMA just ahead of the sports property's launch on Viacom's new Paramount Network. Financial terms were not disclosed. Bellator ... This is a SportsBusiness ...

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Boost Mobile returns to MMA with Bellator deal - SportsBusiness Daily

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:35

Boost Mobile returns to MMA with Bellator deal
SportsBusiness Daily
Boost Mobile has signed a long-term deal to become the official wireless carrier of Bellator MMA just ahead of the sports property's launch on Viacom's new Paramount Network. Financial terms were not disclosed. Bellator ... This is a SportsBusiness ...

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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 6:20 am EST - WTOP

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:33

Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 6:20 am EST
WTOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn. He says Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and ...

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Marcus Stroman, Jordan Brand Go Separate Ways After Issues With Personal Brand - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Marcus Stroman, Jordan Brand Go Separate Ways After Issues With Personal Brand
SportsBusiness Daily
Blue Jays P Marcus Stroman last month announced that he had split with Jordan Brand, "hinting" the company had forced him to "choose between them and his personal brand" -- Height Doesn't Measure Heart, according to Morgan Campbell of the TORONTO STAR ...

Texans Hire Former Front Office Exec Brian Gaine As New GM To Replace Rick Smith - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Texans Hire Former Front Office Exec Brian Gaine As New GM To Replace Rick Smith
SportsBusiness Daily
New Texans GM Brian Gaine will have "control of personnel and football operations" as part of a five-year deal that sees him filling the role left open by Rick Smith, according to John McClain of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Gaine, who comes to the team ...

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MLB Teams Continue To Outplay Union As Offseason Free Agency Moves Slowly - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

MLB Teams Continue To Outplay Union As Offseason Free Agency Moves Slowly
SportsBusiness Daily
MLB's stagnant free agent market is "another reminder of how the league has continued to outsmart the players union in recent collective-bargaining negotiations," according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. TIMES. The MLBPA has "resisted a hard salary cap ...

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Marketplace Roundup - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Marketplace Roundup
SportsBusiness Daily
Nike's uniforms on day one of the Australian Open "weren't a smash hit." Some of Nike's male players were "wearing salmon pink shirts and shorts, with a diagonal black strip across the chest." Fans were "quick to chime in with their thoughts as many ...

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Puma Seeing Success With Celebrity Endorsers Compared To Big-Name Athletes - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Puma Seeing Success With Celebrity Endorsers Compared To Big-Name Athletes
SportsBusiness Daily
Puma's decision to sign Rihanna as a creative director in '14 "appears to have paid off," as the brand has credited the singer for the "fantastic development" of its women's category, according to Sara Germano of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Puma saw a 7 ...

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Ft. Worth's PGA Tour Event Will Go Ahead In '18 After Securing One-Year Sponsors - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Ft. Worth's PGA Tour Event Will Go Ahead In '18 After Securing One-Year Sponsors
SportsBusiness Daily
The PGA Tour event at Colonial Country Club is "back and will go off as scheduled" in '18 after securing "one-year contributing agreements" with American Airlines, XTO Energy and BNSF Railway for approximately $2M each, according to sources cited by ...

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USL Confirms 33-Team League For '18; Orlando City B Team Sitting Out, Not Folding - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

USL Confirms 33-Team League For '18; Orlando City B Team Sitting Out, Not Folding
SportsBusiness Daily
The USL confirmed that 33 teams "will compete" in U.S. soccer's second division this season, but Orlando City B is "sitting out" in '18, according to Iliana Limon Romero of PROSOCCERUSA.com. Orlando City B has "not folded and club officials have ...

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Adam Silver Says NBA Won't Be Deterred In Creating Change By Reported Trump Remarks - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Adam Silver Says NBA Won't Be Deterred In Creating Change By Reported Trump Remarks
SportsBusiness Daily
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that President Trump's reportedly "vulgar comment on immigration 'is discouraging' but will not deter the work of the NBA and NBPA in creating real change in communities," according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com ...

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Sources: ABC To Be Among Bidders For Next "Thursday Night Football" Package - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Awful Announcing

Sources: ABC To Be Among Bidders For Next "Thursday Night Football" Package
SportsBusiness Daily
ABC has "emerged as a surprise bidder for the NFL's 'Thursday Night Football' package," according to sources cited by John Ourand in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The NFL has "not yet received a formal bid, which would come via ESPN as Disney ...
Could ABC get back into the NFL business with Thursday Night Football?Awful Announcing

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Names In The News - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

USA TODAY

Names In The News
SportsBusiness Daily
A San Antonio man has been "charged with making a terroristic threat" heading into yesterday's Jaguars-Steelers playoff game. An affidavit obtained by San Antonio-based KSAT-ABC shows YUTTANA CHOOCHONGKOL last week made "multiple threats to kill NFL ...
Steelers vs. Jaguars = $21M-plus for local economyPittsburgh Business Times

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Novak Djokovic Calls For New Tennis Players' Union In Quest For More Compensation - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

The Standard

Novak Djokovic Calls For New Tennis Players' Union In Quest For More Compensation
SportsBusiness Daily
Novak Djokovic called for tennis players to "form their own union to try to battle for higher levels of financial reward at all tournaments" during a "lengthy speech" Friday at the annual player meeting prior to the start of the Australian Open ...
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic wins on his return and dismisses reports he argued for players' union and boycottCity A.M.

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MLB Teams Continue To Outplay Union As Off Season Free Agency Moves Slowly - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

MLB Teams Continue To Outplay Union As Off Season Free Agency Moves Slowly
SportsBusiness Daily
MLB's stagnant free agent market is "another reminder of how the league has continued to outsmart the players union in recent collective-bargaining negotiations," according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. TIMES. The MLBPA has "resisted a hard salary cap ...

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Gruden Expected To Scale Back Endorsements With Return To NFL Coaching Role - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Gruden Expected To Scale Back Endorsements With Return To NFL Coaching Role
SportsBusiness Daily
Jon Gruden "did lots of commercials" during his time away from coaching, but viewers will "probably be seeing less" of him in TV ads now that he has been named Raiders coach, according to Ron Kantowski of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Gruden's ...

Puma Seeing Success With Celebrity Endorsers Compared To Big-Name Athletes - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:19

Puma Seeing Success With Celebrity Endorsers Compared To Big-Name Athletes
SportsBusiness Daily
Puma's decision to sign Rihanna as a creative director in '14 "appears to have paid off," as the brand has credited tghe singer for the "fantastic development" of its women's category, according to Sara Germano of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Puma saw a 7 ...

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Vice President of Broadcast Engineering - SportsBusiness Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:15

Vice President of Broadcast Engineering
SportsBusiness Daily
NESN is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country. We are part of the Fenway Sports Group and Delaware North and proud of our teams, original ...

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