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Opinions on the Shortlisted Tokyo 2020 Games Emblem Designs|The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Shortlisted Tokyo 2020 Games Emblem Designs<p>Thank you to all of you who have been waiting so patiently for the result of the Tokyo 2020 Games emblems, …

Russia's Supreme Court clarifies labor laws are applicable to athletes and coaches

Published 05 April 2016 | Authored by: Sergey Treshchev Sergey Yurlov<p>On November 24, 2015 the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – …

Former money adviser to Scottie Pippen gets 3 years for fraud

Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen was near the end of his storied 17-year NBA career when he invested more than $20 million with a financial adviser he says had come highly recommended by the team.<p>Less than a year later, Pippen and his wife, Larsa, got a phone call about Robert Lunn they would …

Federal judge: NCAA must pay $42.3 million in O'Bannon anti-trust case

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the NCAA to pay more than $42.3 million in attorney's fees and costs to lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the Ed O'Bannon antitrust case.<p>The decision by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken came in response to the NCAA's request for a review of Magistrate …

Transitioning From Professional Sports NFL Players Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn has become an unexpected resource for some professional athletes, including current players in the National Football League. These athletes …

Employment

Qatar can't build hotels fast enough, so fans might sleep outdoors at the 2022 World Cup

This is actually a great idea.<p><i>Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here.</i><p>Qatar is a small country building cities from scratch, so they might not have hotels for everyone who floods the nation to see the 2022 World Cup. They've come up with a pretty cool solution: …

Avaya Stadium Keeps Innovating to Enhance Fan Experience

Avaya Stadium is already notorious for being the steepest seating bowl in MLS, the only stadium in MLS with field-level sidelines suites and the home …

Unusual circumstances complicate fan's lawsuit against MLB

A woman who was struck by a foul ball last season at PNC Park in Pittsburgh is suing Major League Baseball, the Pirates, and the Sports & Exhibition …

Lawsuits

The Battle for the Cheerleading-Uniform Industry Is Surprisingly Cutthroat and Appropriately Glittery

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> Inc.<i>.</i><p>The audience at Cheerleading Worlds 2013 expected pyrotechnics from the Cheer Athletics Panthers. Lithe and …

Cheerleading

The Evolution of Marketing To Female Sports Fans

“Shrink it and pink it” as a marketing strategy is all but dead, thank you very much.<p>In its place we’re finally getting marketing campaigns around sports that recognize women watch and play sports for many of the same reasons as men.<p>Take, for example, Under Armour’s campaign with Misty Copeland, …

Advertising

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"If you don’t fail it’s because you did not risk enough, and if you didn’t risk enough it’s because you didn’t put your whole self out there."<p>Carlos Barrabes

Audacity

Attention Golf Clubs! Women Are Your Secret to Survival

We’ve all heard the phrase…happy wife, happy life.<p>Now I’ll let you in on one that will improve your game, membership numbers, and your club’s overall …

Women's Sports

How StubHub fights counterfeit Super Bowl tickets

SAN FRANCISCO – A single ticket to Super Bowl 50 can go for as much as $25,000, making the thin strips of paper worth far more than their weight in platinum.<p>That's why ticket reseller StubHub employs armed guards, forensic ticket inspectors and rents a vault for the four days it will have thousands …

Super Bowl

Facebook's new Sports Stadium feature gets big tryout for Super Bowl

For many sports fans, scanning Twitter while watching a game goes together like guacamole and chips.<p>But waning interest in Twitter and its struggle to add users and captivating features has Facebook jostling to become the go-to TV companion for sports viewers.<p>The two social media companies will go …

Social Media

Snapchat just added a really cool feature for NBA, NFL games

According to TechCrunch, Snapchat has decided to throw its hat into the sports mix, as the media company has added Live Score geofilters at every NBA arena and various other venues, including Super Bowl 50. The new extension lays a unique filter displaying the current game’s score over users’ …

Snapchat

U.S. Soccer sues USWNT players union

So, yeah, the optics don’t look great.<p>On Wednesday, which happened to be National Girls and Women in Sports Day, U.S. Soccer filed a lawsuit in a …

Soccer

New technology to virtually light up 3-point line on ABC

<b>BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) —</b> The 3-point line will virtually light up during Saturday prime-time NBA broadcasts on ABC this season.<p>ESPN said Thursday that …

Emerging Technology

New Technology Reduced Concussions To Zero For Canadian High School Football Team

For the past five years, the <b>Handsworth Royals</b> high school football team in North Vancouver, B.C. has averaged at least three concussions a …

High School Football

Manning and Newton a contrast in styles on and off the field

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Peyton Manning-Cam Newton quarterback generation gap was on graphic display at San Jose airport as the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers arrived on Sunday to begin final preparations for Super Bowl 50.<p>Manning, the 18-year veteran and future Hall of Famer who may be …

Commissioner Gary Bettman on the state of the NHL

In a state of the NHL media session here Saturday during NHL All-Star weekend, Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed many topics facing the league while asserting "the league is in as strong a position as it ever has been."<p><b>On whether something should be done to increase scoring.</b><p>"There is no universal …

Crown Casino high-roller named as threat to Australian sport

One of Asia's biggest unregulated bookmakers — an alleged organised crime figure with links to Australia and Melbourne's Crown Casino — is identified …

Melbourne

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Teams Up With Terrapass to Create a Net Positive Experience for Fans and Partners

TerraPass, a leader in the fight against climate change, has been named an official sustainability partner of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. …

Environment

New venues lined up if Budapest wins 2024 Olympics bid..

Leisure news<p>01 Feb 2016<p>New venues lined up if Budapest wins 2024 Olympics bid <br>BY Matthew Campelli<p>The new-look Ferenc Puskas Stadium – which will be …

Olympics

Essendon football club fined $200,000 for 'turning blind eye' to player safety

Essendon football club has been fined $200,000 for side-stepping medical staff and ignoring protocols during its controversial supplements program.<p>Last month the AFL club pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to provide and maintain a safe work place for players. On Thursday the Melbourne …

The sports cable time bomb: how MLB's settlement only delays the inevitable

Last week, Major League Baseball reached a settlement with a group of fans who sued the league over its internet broadcasting policies, alleging that its system of regional television contracts and blackout policies was collusive and eliminated competition. The settlement won a reduction in the …

Sports And Fitness Smart Wearables Market To Be Valued At $44.2BN By 2021

Today, we love to assess ourselves; to know who we are, and what we’re made of. Whether it is for our career, knowing what skills we bring to the …

Fitness

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This Is The New Way Nike Is Going After Women

Check out “Margot vs. Lily”<p>A Nike-produced eight-episode series set to debut on YouTube is a new way for the athletic-gear giant to inspire fans of the brands to work out. And if they also take a trip to the mall to buy some Nike-branded swag, that would be swell too.<p>The latest mainstream brand to …

Nike

Under Armour enters global partnership with The Rock • Future Sport

Under Armour has announced a global partnership deal with actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnson, also know as The …

Dwayne Johnson