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Signs of the times | The secrets to designing a successful sports logo

<b>THE AVERAGE RIGHTS-HOLDER</b> could be forgiven for approaching the creation of a new logo or the prospect of redesigning a team badge or crest with …

Branding

IOC will 'explore legal options' for possibly banning Russia from the Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee says it will “explore the legal options” for a possible total ban on the Russian team from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The committee says calls for a collective ban on the Russians will be judged “versus the right to individual justice.”<p>The IOC executive …

World Anti-Doping Agency

Robert Kraft hammers NFL after Tom Brady gives up on Deflategate suspension

Tom Brady has surrendered in his battle for a four-game Deflategate suspension to be vacated, but New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn't finished speaking out against the NFL.<p>Saying the quarterback was "denied his right to a fair and impartial process," Kraft once again sharply criticized …

Robert Kraft

The Trusted Grown-Ups Who Steal Millions From Youth Sports

WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — With downcast eyes and a microphone clenched in one fist, Brian Farley stood uneasily before nearly 400 children from the Tri-Boro Youth Soccer Club in eastern Pennsylvania.<p>He had stolen their money.<p>Mr. Farley, 55, the longtime treasurer of the all-volunteer, nonprofit …

Money

NBA will penalize ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ strategy more often

Somewhere, Shaquille O’Neal is smiling.<p>The NBA on Tuesday amended its rule for intentional fouls away from the ball, a move meant mainly to improve quality of play in certain situations.<p>The league currently penalizes teams that intentionally foul away from the ball only in the final two minutes of …

Dwight Howard

Integrity in sports update: IOC and Interpol hold first Partnership Development Meeting

published on 23 June 2015<p>This week has seen a number of court cases for match-fixing taking place not only exposing players but also club owners. In …

Interpol

Baseball club lets Pokémon Go players into stadium while the team is out of town (Update)

$5 lets them walk the field to catch any Pokémon out there<p>The Durham Bulls, the minor-league baseball franchise in North Carolina, have opened their empty ballpark for <i>Pokémon Go</i> players today while the team is out of town.<p>There's a good reason for it, too. The Bulls' general manager said in a …

Tampa Bay Rays

Police union threatens to pull officers from Browns games after controversial post

Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has apologized for posting an offensive image to Instagram<p>The president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association has threatened to keep officers from working Browns home games this season in the wake of Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posting an image to …

Cleveland Browns

AL earns World Series home field for 11th time in 14 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) — No matter the names, the AL dominates the All-Star Game in the 21st Century and starts the World Series at home.<p>Back in 2003, when a "This Time It Counts" sign was put up in right at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field, the stars included Roger Clemens and Hank Blalock. This year, the …

Kansas City Royals

Fan Engagement is Now About Making Fans Want to Come to You – Hopscotch

The content and the voice should mimic the community. That doesn’t mean your content can’t be better! But don’t create conversation and content …

Relationships

Calvin Johnson's Retirement Reveals Pain Impossible to Ignore for NFL Players

On the phone is a former teammate of future Hall of Fame receiver Calvin Johnson. The player remembers a conversation he once had with a small group of Lions teammates, including Johnson. It was about concussions.<p>The man on the phone says some Detroit offensive players had felt—going back several …

Calvin Johnson

Nike AeroSwift Tape—The Next Big Thing in Running? | Competitor.com

Nike AeroSwift Technology<p>Galen Rupp was one of a select few Nike athletes that debuted Nike AeroSwift Tape on his arms and legs during the U.S. …

Running

The integrity of education in college sport: does the NCAA model compromise athlete welfare?

Published 14 June 2016 | Authored by: John Wolohan<p>Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national organization that oversees postsecondary …

College & University

How Startups Are Getting a Boost From the New Olympics Marketing Rules

Changes to the so-called "Rule 40" let unofficial sponsors advertise around the Games -- giving smaller companies the opportunity to steal business from corporate giants.<p>Heading into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, new changes to guidelines made by the U.S. Olympics Committee (U.S.O.C.) …

Marketing

Tennessee reaches $2.48 million settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

University administrators will no longer face testifying at trial after the settlement was reached.<p>The University of Tennessee has reached a settlement in a lawsuit over sexual assaults allegedly committed by student-athletes, according to The Tennessean. The school will pay $2.48 million to the …

Lawsuits

Federer erases 2-set hole, 3 match points at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday.<p>Already trailing two sets to none, he was down love-40 while serving at 3-all in the third.<p>Once that problem was solved, his …

Roger Federer

How to Watch the Olympic Trials: Day 2, July 2

HERE'S HOW TO WATCH:<p><b>Streaming:</b> NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports App, 12:45–2 p.m. Eastern; 2–5 p.m. Eastern; 5-6:30 p.m. Eastern<p><b>TV:</b> NBC, 2–5 p.m. Eastern; NBCSN 5–6:30 p.m. Eastern<p><b>Twitter:</b> @RWAdvanced<p>WHAT TO WATCH (ALL TIMES EASTERN):<p><b>Decathlon, 12:45 p.m:</b> The men competing in the decathlon, including …

Olympics

Soccer star Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud

MADRID — The Associated Press<p>A Barcelona court on Wednesday sentenced Lionel Messi and his father to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, with both sentences likely to be suspended.<p>The court found the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, each guilty of three counts of defrauding tax …

Latin America

4 Lessons all #sportsbiz Professionals Should Remember

This Bicoastal Agency Teams With Franchises Across the Sports Spectrum

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> CEO and founder Craig Howe and digital strategy vp Diana Klochkova <b><br>Agency</b> Rebel Ventures <b><br>What</b> Sports-focused digital strategy firm <b><br>Where</b> Los …

Advertising

NBC Olympics’ CMO on the Herculean Task of Marketing the Games

As one of the men behind NBC's storied '90s slogan "Must See TV," John Miller knows what it takes to win over an audience. And for the past dozen …

Marketing

Nike is facing 3 major challenges to its business

Nike has long been the star of the apparel industry.<p>While Macy's, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Gap have reported declining sales, Nike's growth has been explosive.<p>But a recent story in The Wall Street Journal points out that the company may be facing some speed bumps.<p>Here are some of the core issues …

Nike

Bob Costas Says He'll Stop Hosting the Olympics When He's 'Had a Long Enough Run'

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> Bob Costas <b><br>Current gig</b> NBC Olympic prime-time host and Football Night in America host <b><br>Age</b> 64 <b>Adweek: What's the biggest change you've seen in</b> …

Olympics

Why the San Francisco Giants Are Baseball’s Marketing MVPs

If recent history is any guide, it's the San Francisco Giants' "turn" to win the World Series this year. For the past six years, the team has won the …

Marketing

Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.<p>In an interview with Rio's O Globo daily, Francisco Dornelles said the state is still …

Latin America

Rio Olympic games shaken by fraud charges

Casting a new pall over the summer Olympics, federal authorities in Brazil have raided the offices of a construction consortium contracted to build …

Rio's Governor Declares 'State Of Calamity' Ahead Of Olympic Games

Just seven weeks before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, the governor of Rio de Janeiro has declared a "state of calamity." Interim Governor Francisco Dornelles says the state's government is bankrupt and can't meet its financial commitments ahead of the games.<p>The financial emergency is just …

Olympics

NBA, WNBA become first pro leagues to march in New York City's Pride Parade

NBA commissioner Adam Silver marched in New York City's Pride Parade on Sunday, and the NBA and WNBA were represented with a float in the event to …

New York City

Cleveland Cavaliers Join Obama’s To-Do List. He Loves This Part of the Job.

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year sometimes passes between a team winning a championship and its celebratory visit to the White House, but LeBron James and his fellow Cleveland Cavaliers will probably not have to wait that long.<p>In a congratulatory phone call to Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue on Thursday, …

Cleveland Cavaliers