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Why On Earth Did Ohio State's Urban Meyer Have To Register His Name With The Trademark Office?

The answer to this, like many questions, is: Why wouldn’t Urban Meyer register his name with the Trademark Office? For that matter, why would anyone register their name with the Trademark Office?

Anyone who uses a term – including a personal name – to sell goods or services can own trademark rights …

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Tennessee Startup SeamTrak Trains Hitters To Identify Pitches

A few years back, the video above (highly recommended to wear the appropriate glasses while watching it) was produced by the The New York Times, …


Summer Olympics 2016 News: 'Extraordinary Extent Of Cheating' Found In Leaked IAAF Files

By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Aug 03, 2015 12:47 PM EDT

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Free football streaming: how illegal sites keep outpacing broadcasters

We are in a poky flat in a Scandinavian suburb, without a millionaire sportsman in sight. But if things go according to plan during the next 90 minutes, we will join the scourge of the richest sport leagues in the world.

Using Windows on a cheap laptop, with only rudimentary IT skills, we are about …


Bell: Deflategate just one more case study to test public trust in NFL

Public trust is a double-edged sword.

That’s the definitive takeaway from this pitiful saga known as Deflategate.

Roger Goodell cited public trust in upholding the appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension.

Robert Kraft, the widely respected New England Patriots owner, alluded to such trust in …

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Ultimate Frisbee officially recognized by the IOC

The International Olympic Committee officially recognized the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), the governing body of disc sports including Ultimate Frisbee, at its annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur this past week.

“This is an incredible milestone in the 30-year history of WFDF,” the organization …


Stock Up, Stock Down: My Projections For Future NFL Team Values

(Editor’s Note: Vincent Frank is a freelance contributor to Forbes. This post is his analysis alone, not the work of the Forbes SportsMoney staff who prepares our annual sports team valuations. Forbes’ new numbers on NFL teams will be published in early September, 2015.)

Each NFL team received …

See the Controversial Drama of Adolf Hitler’s 1936 Summer Olympics

On Aug. 3, 1936, Jesse Owens won his first gold medal. But that year's Olympic Games had a sinister side, too.

It was no surprise that the 1936 Summer Olympics were going to be complicated. The wrangling had begun months before the games, as the U.S. considered whether to pull out of the games over …


Vegas Mob Museum To Open FIFA Exhibit

• Rick Chandler
• 11:37 pm, August 2nd, 2015

When you think about it, why shouldn’t a prominent mob museum have its own FIFA section? Nine U.S. Dept. of …


Female Manchester United Fans Support New Ladies Kit Amid 'Sexist' Claims

Manchester United released their new kit at the weekend, and the female version of the shirt caused quite a stir.

The low neckline caused some people on social media to blast the top as "sexist."

Publications such as the Daily Mail, the Mirror and the Independent all ran stories about the supposed …


Lionel Messi Slammed for 'Partying with Oppressors' by Human Rights Foundation

The Human Rights Foundation has issued a scathing attack on Lionel Messi in the wake of his recent visit to Gabon, accusing the Barcelona icon of “partying with oppressors.”

Messi was in the country last month to apparently fulfil a promise he made to president Ali Bongo, laying the first brick of a …

Lionel Messi

Commissioner: NBA relationship with players 'best' in sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With a multi-billion dollar new broadcast rights deal set to kick in from the 2016-17 season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says "it's a very good time" for the league right now and, he stressed on Thursday, the players, too.

The new agreement with ESPN and TNT, worth nearly $24 …


Social Selling - The Innovation Of How Professional Sports Teams Are Doing Business

The ever-evolving impact of Social Media on the sports industry continues to expand. While the leveraging of social media has mostly been spearheaded by users & businesses primarily for the purposes of branding, customer service and marketing initiatives, the pure functions and features of Social …


Ricoh renews as Women’s British Open title sponsor - Sports Sponsorship news - Golf Europe

30 July 2015 | Posted in Sponsorship, Golf, Europe, | By Michael Long

Global technology company Ricoh has extended its title sponsorship of the Ricoh

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Why Adidas Built Its Own Soccer Field in a Warehouse

There’s no shortage of sports fields in the Los Angeles area, but when it came to hosting a soccer tournament to celebrate the launch of its Ace and …


SportAccord and SportAccord Convention to be merged into single body

SportAccord and SportAccord Convention are to be amalgamated into one organisation, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) …

Pac-12 secures official partnership with adidas

Iconic Brand Becomes Official Athletic Apparel and Athletic Footwear Partner of the Conference and for All Pac-12 Championship Events



Cuban Athletes Won’t Stop Defecting To The United States

A rush of hope reverberated across the Straits of Florida last week when the Cuban flag was raised in Washington, D.C. for the first time in over 50 …


Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

(CNN) — Another barrier has been broken in the NFL -- and for women in sports.

On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals announced the hiring of Jen Welter to the team's coaching staff. It is believed that she is the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter will work with the …


Is ESPN A Giant Bubble About to Burst?

Big news came out last week that might have gotten lost in the shuffle of the slowest sports week of the year -- according to the Wall Street Journal …


His Suspension Upheld, How Big a Hit Did Tom Brady Really Take as a Brand Ambassador?

Tom Brady may be sent to the sidelines for a while, but the New England Patriots' superstar quarterback is far from permanently sacked when it comes …

Tom Brady

What Tokyo's Olympic Stadium Fiasco Says About Japanese Sensibilities

Most news from Japan “does not travel.” Whether it is people, products, companies, government initiatives, or, of course, society and culture, the bulk of what happens or comes out of Japan tends not to greatly interest or impact people in other countries—most especially Western countries, but also …


StubHub's New Logo Signals a Change in Its Mission

After roughly a decade with the same logo, StubHub decided to give it a refresh as the brand looks to redefine its identity. StubHub wants to give …


Junior Seau’s Family Silenced by a Policy Not Found at Other Halls of Fame

When three dead men — an umpire, a team owner and a player — were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013, relatives delivered speeches at the enshrinement ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y.

And last year, when the coach Pat Burns was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, his son, …

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The 10 best-run football clubs in the country


An inside look at how MLS teams are using analytics

The first rule of using analytics in Major League Soccer is, apparently, that you don’t talk about using analytics in Major League Soccer. The second …

Barcelona and Real Madrid Head The Most Popular Sports Teams On Social Media

Barcelona and Real Madrid are fierce rivals on the pitch, competing each season for titles in La Liga and across Europe. They jockey back and forth to secure the sport’s biggest stars, with Barcelona signing Neymar and Luis Suarez the past two summers, while Real Madrid inked Gareth Bale and James …

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NBA to Play First Game in Africa

“’This is an historic moment for the NBA and the sport of basketball in Africa, and we are excited to work with such a broad range of partners to …


NFL teams each earn $226.4M from national revenue sharing

NFL teams each received $226.4 million from the NFL as part of national revenue sharing from the 2014 fiscal year.

The amount was revealed on Monday when the Green Bay Packers reported their share of the pie. The total surpassed $7.2 billion and comes mostly from the league's television deals.

The …