Profile Looks At Pat Riley’s Internal Struggle About Whether Or Not To Retire From Heat

The past several months have been an “emotional time” to be around Heat President PAT RILEY , as this past NBA season challenged him “as much as any in the past 50 years,” according to a profile by Wright Thompson of ESPN THE MAGAZINE. Riley recently said that the “scariest thing in the w…

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NFL Considering Turning Draft Into Multi-City Event With 23 Cities Hoping To Host ’18 Event

Twenty-three cities “want to host” the NFL Draft in ’18, and the league is “considering turning the burgeoning fan festival into a multicity event,” according to Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The NFL “projects that more than 200,000 fans will attend the event in Philadelphi…

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Cleveland City Council Approves Estimated $88M For Quicken Loans Arena Renovations

The Cleveland City Council yesterday “approved committing” an estimated $88M for upgrades to Quicken Loans Arena, according to a front-page piece by Robert Higgs of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. The vote was 12-5, “meaning that it passed with emergency status” and “takes effect immediately.”…

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Overnight Ratings: Rockets-Thunder Game 4 Leads Weekend; Alabama Spring Game Down

By Austin Karp The Rockets’ 113-109 win over the Thunder yesterday in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round series led all sports telecasts over the weekend with a 4.5 overnight rating on ABC. However, that figure is down from a 5.3 overnight for the comparable Warriors-Rockets Game 4 last y…

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Longtime USA Swimming Exec Dir Chuck Wielgus Passes Away At 67 After Cancer Battle

USA Swimming Exec Dir CHUCK WIELGUS , who “led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm,” died yesterday at the age of 67, according to the AP. Wielgus passed away in Colorado Springs due to complications from colon cancer. He was “due to reti…

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Top Soccer Execs Believe ’26 World Cup In North America Would Elevate Game

By By Robert Gray, Correspondent Soccer may be on a literal and figurative roll in North America, but three leaders of the game say scoring the ’26 FIFA World Cup for the region will take it to another level. “It’s a big opportunity for all of us,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber . “Major League …

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Fox Sports To Make Strong Pitch At Next Month’s Upfront Behind NFL, CFB, World Series

There is about a month before Fox presents its ’17-18 upfront slate to advertisers, and the company’s sports division “would like media buyers to start looking ahead to the fall,” when its NFL, college football and World Series coverage “make the net a must-buy for marketers looking to rea…

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Data Shows Soccer Properties Lead The Way In Followers Across Major Social Platforms

By David Broughton Attendees at the ’17 CAA World Congress of Sports tomorrow morning will hear from three major stakeholders in the sport here — MLS Commissioner Don Garber, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati and CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, who also serves as a FIFA VP. The session is time…

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