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Average Salaries of MLB (Baseball) Umpires in 2015

Average Salaries of MLB Umpires in 2015
Major League Baseball one of the most famous sports that has been played in United States . There are …


MLB Probably Won't Have A Female Umpire For At Least 6 Years

Last week, the NFL took a step into the 21st century by naming its first female official. It joins the NBA to be one of the two major sports leagues with women officiating regular-season games.

Anyone hoping for a similar milestone in the MLB sometime soon shouldn't hold their breath. A handful of …

Women's Sports

Tax season most important season for high-profile athletes

The professional sports landscape is defined by four seasons: the preseason, regular season, postseason and, most lucratively for some, the …

Ndamukong Suh

RedTorch to ignite Auckland’s World Masters Games

London-based agency RedTorch will deliver international marketing services for the World Masters Games when the multi-sport event takes place in …

New Zealand News

One in Six NFL Players Goes Bankrupt Within 12 Years of Retirement

Despite big paydays, many National Football League players run into financial trouble after they retire and nearly one in six files for bankruptcy within a dozen years of hanging up their cleats, according to a new analysis.

"Players with median-length careers earn about $3.2 million in a few years. …

LeBron James Tops 2015 Top-Selling NBA Jerseys

The King is king, yet again.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward LeBron James, once again, led the National Basketball Association in most popular jerseys. This marks his the sixth consecutive spot at the No. 1 position on the list and the third timeas a member of the Cavaliers.

The rankings are based …

Lebron James

Nike is going after 3 kinds of customers

Nike's business is on fire.

The company is the biggest player in the athletic apparel market, with $28 billion in annual sales.

Nike has plans to grow the business even larger by focusing on a few key demographics.

"Everything we do starts with the consumer," CEO Mark Parker told investors during a …


Rays Stadium Headlines Still Getting You to Click

After a disappointing Rays season-opening loss in front of a full house, the Trib's Steven Giradi wrote, "On Opening Day, no one’s thinking about …

Chris O'Donnell

As analytics enlighten across sports, tennis remains stuck in dark age

As the language of sports grows evermore entwined with analytics, new words and ideas are created from numbers. In baseball, ‘WAR’ (Wins Above Replacement) measures each player’s contributions to his team’s success based on data from each event on the field. In hockey, ‘Corsi’ uses shot attempts …

Sports Analytics

MLB swings at Apple Watch users as baseball returns for 2015

April 6, 2015

MLB At Bat app. At Bat has added Apple Watch users to its target audience on Major League Baseball’s official mobile application …

Major League Baseball

Protecting a new protective cricket helmet: an IP case study

By Leighton Cassidy Beverley Potts published on 02 April 2015

The world of cricket was shocked last year when Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died …

Sport (Australia)

Fifa chief Blatter calls for tougher punishments for racism

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has called for tougher punishment for teams and associations found guilty of racism.

The 79-year-old Swiss feels monetary sanctions are increasingly ineffective.

"We have to use our rules to suspend teams, to take away their points or even to relegate them if racism …

Sepp Blatter

Legal and regulatory considerations of minors in sport

By Thomas Barnard published on 30 March 2015

As professional sport becomes more and more lucrative, the need for clubs, agents and sponsors to find …


Iran to relax ban on women attending sports events, but will not lift it

By Emily Goddard

Iran looks set to relax its rule that bans women from attending men's sports events, however some restrictions will remain in …

MLB Team Values 2015


Is Greg Sankey the Most Powerful Man in College Sports?

One night last June, a team of lawyers for the National Collegiate Athletic Association gathered in a hotel conference room in Oakland, Calif., to …

College Sports

Are long baseball contracts worth it?

FIFTY YEARS AGO, a contrarian-thinking generation adopted the battle cry “Never trust anyone over 30.” Around the ballparks of Major League Baseball …

Look inside Donetsk's now-empty football stadium

The football club Shakhtar Donetsk have won the Ukrainian premier league for five years running.

Three years ago their ground hosted the England verses Ukraine match in the Euro 2012 championships.

But now the future of the club is uncertain.

Their home city and region have been ravaged by the …


Sports events worth more than dollars and cents

The United States Olympics Committee surprised sports-watchers nationwide in January, when it announced that it had selected Boston — rather than the …

Arizona State University

Following Kentucky's Loss, Final Four Championship Game Tickets Drop 15% On Secondary Market

Under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke Blue Devils have been no stranger to the Final Four. Since taking over the position in 1980, Coach K has led Duke to 13 Final Four appearances. He has fared quite well in these appearances, which have resulted in 9 trips to the National Championship Game …

Secondary Market

Wisconsin's Defeat Of Kentucky Will Keep Big Ten Most Valuable College Sports Conference

It wasn’t that long ago that the SEC was thought to be the dominant conference in college sports. By dominant, I mean football and basketball. Those are the only two sports that matter when it comes to money. From 2006 to 2012, the SEC won seven consecutive BSC championships and captured the …

March Madness

Safety For Your Kids

NFL Evolution will feature a guest columnist every Tuesday, each with a different viewpoint of player health and safety from the youth level to pro


USOC rallies behind Boston 2024 amid Olympic bid speculation

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) has rejected reports that it may drop Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, stating such suggestions are “simply …


Newcastle announces record £19m profit

Newcastle United has announced a record annual profit of £18.7m for 2013/14, the fourth consecutive financial year they have made money.

The Premier …

How could the rising Premier League broadcasting revenue impact clubs' compliance with Financial Fair Play?

By Paul Shapiro Ben Rees published on 26 March 2015

The Barclays Premier League (“PL”) has secured its second consecutive 70% price increase for the …


St. Pete Releases New Deal with Rays (and a fancy infographic!)

St. Pete Mayor Kriseman sent a memo to city council Friday afternoon regarding his new and improved deal with the Rays.

Still needing council …

Public Records

Full-time London team set for NFL by 2022 as league targets Germany, Mexico

The NFL American football league is “absolutely” on track to introduce a full-time team in London by 2022 while plans are progressing to stage …


The Best Fans in Baseball

Waxing poetic about St. Louis Cardinals fans has become as much an American pastime as baseball itself.

There has been the reverent. In Baseball as a Road to God, authors John Sexton, Thomas Oliphant and Peter J. Schwartz proclaimed St. Louis “baseball’s moral center.” They continued, “The …

Busch Stadium
Salaries & Wages

Meaningless Bowls Eclipse Very Meaningful Basketball Games, at Least in Viewership

March Madness is huge, right? This year, the multiweek extravaganza has had its usual share of upsets, an exhilarated coach falling off his rolling chair after a victory and the presence of a dominant Kentucky team. Nearly 11.6 million brackets were submitted to’s annual contest. So what …

College Sports