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Islanders reach deal to transfer ownership

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:10
Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner John Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday.
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Tiger to take 'month or two' away from golf

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:54
Tiger Woods has reaffirmed his position that he will be taking a prolonged break from the golf course and even the driving range. "It's probably going to be a month or two," Woods said.
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Survey: Most players say Manziel will succeed

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:49
Nearly seven of 10 NFL players surveyed by ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine think Johnny Manziel will succeed in the NFL.
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Under Armour unveils new Notre Dame unis

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:07
The largest college shoe and apparel deal kicked off in earnest on Tuesday, as Under Armour revealed its new Notre Dame football uniforms.
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Source: Ohio State QB Miller out for season

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:06
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is out for the season after sustaining a right shoulder injury during Monday's practice, a source told ESPN.
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Sources: Moore, Bertuzzi settle out of court

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:09
Former NHL player Steve Moore's long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks apparently has ended with the sides agreeing to an out-of-court settlement, according to multiple media reports.
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Vikings settle, to donate to gay rights groups

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:04
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights.
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Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in '15

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:58
Joe Gibbs Racing has signed Carl Edwards for the 2015 Sprint Cup season as the operation will expand to a fourth team, it was announced Tuesday.
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Thoughts from the MPI World Education Conference

NASC - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:00

Ever think there are never enough hours in the day? Or that you’re the only person who returns emails on a regular basis? Don’t fret, you’re not the only one who deals with those issues, and more. At the Meeting Professionals International World Education Conference August 2-5 at Minneapolis, a number of speakers offered tips and suggestions on how to put on great meetings, no matter what the challenge.

One of the highlights of the opening day was the keynote by bestselling author Deepak Chopra, discussing his concept of “wellness real estate” and healthy indoor environments at the home, the office and where we meet. Related to his speech was the session, “Serve This, Not That,” on what we as meeting planners order from food & beverage for our events and meetings. Just asking the right questions of caterers can make choices healthier for attendees and save planners money.

Also top of mind for many in the sports events business is best use of time. The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) initiatives helps meeting and event planners organize their responsibilities, and the WEC session on APEX Savings Time helped explain the best use of this industry standard.

Want to use more video but aren’t sure how to go about it? “Video=Euphoric Results” offered great tips on using videos in marketing plans in lieu of the unread email backup that frustrates both the planner, and the person wanting more information.

“The MPI World Education Congress is my go to event each year for education and best practices for the meetings and events industry,” says Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings and Events for the National Association of Sports Commissions.  “The 2014 sessions were exceptional and I have brought back to the NASC offices innovative ideas to try and information to guide us as we plan the 2015 NASC Symposium in Milwaukee next April.”



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Final Team USA cut could come by Thursday

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:10
Final cuts to the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup could come as soon as Thursday, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.
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Angels beat Red Sox, extend AL West lead

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:33
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit consecutive RBI doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
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Orakpo calls middle-finger salute 'hilarious'

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:11
The Washington Redskins wanted to have a little fun with Johnny Football. Then Johnny Manziel flipped them off, and the gesture was caught by the TV cameras and most of the Redskins' sideline. Rather than taking offense, the Redskins found it funny.
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LLWS: Illinois rallies to take out Rhode Island

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:15
Daniel Vigoren hit a go-ahead double as Rapid City, South Dakota took advantage of two errors to beat the Czech Republic, 5-3, at the Little League World Series on Monday.
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Manziel extends middle finger to Redskins

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:06
Browns quarterabck Johnny Manziel extended his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench after a third-quarter incompletion during Monday night's preseason game.
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Cardinals DT Dockett suffers torn ACL, MCL

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:04
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is scheduled to have an MRI to determine the seriousness of the right knee injury he suffered during Monday's practice, the team announced.
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Gronk partakes in full-team drills for 1st time

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:00
It was a familiar sight on the New England Patriots practice field on Monday afternoon - quarterback Tom Brady once again connecting with tight end Rob Gronkowski in full-team drills.
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Report: Ohio St. QB Miller reinjures shoulder

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:52
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his right shoulder Monday, according to a report by the Columbus Dispatch.
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Ballmer introduced to Clippers fans at rally

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:23
Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.
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Lawsuit: Tulsa failed to protect woman from player

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:06
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating more than 70 colleges and universities for their handling of what's commonly known as Title IX complaints.
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Duke TE Deaver out for season with torn ACL

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:05
Duke starting tight end Braxton Deaver is out for the season after tearing his ACL on Monday, the latest setback to the defending ACC Coastal Division champs.
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