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NASCAR rule to restrict drivers leaving cars

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:56
NASCAR announced a new rule prohibiting drivers from exiting their cars after on-track incidents unless "extenuating circumstances exist," NASCAR vice president Robin Pemberton announced Friday.
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Rockies OF Gonzalez to miss rest of season

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:58
The Colorado Rockies say outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will have season-ending surgery on his left knee Monday.
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Bears rally by Jags but Henne, Bortles sharp

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:49
Chad Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Chicago Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.
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Mets manager to rehabbing Harvey: 'Back off'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:58
New York Mets manager Terry Collins had a blunt message for rehabbing ace Matt Harvey during a phone conversation with the ace on Thursday: "Back off."
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Sources: Manziel tardiness handled internally

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:29
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has made a strong impression with his work ethic since training camp began but he suffered his first slip Monday when he was a few minutes late for a team meeting, according to team sources.
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LLWS: Chicago's Jones hits 3 HR, triple in win

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:58
Chicago's Pierce Jones hit three home runs Thursday, including a first-inning leadoff shot, to lead the Jackie Robinson West team to a 12-2 victory over Lynnwood of Washington state.
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Manfred unanimously voted MLB commissioner

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:51
Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.
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Coach K surprised by Durant's early exit

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:38
Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski says he was surprised by Kevin Durant's decision to leave the team last week because of 'physical and mental fatigue.'
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LLWS: Chicago's Jones hits 3 HR, triple in win

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:59
Chicago's Pierce Jones hit three home runs Thursday, including a first-inning leadoff shot, to lead the Jackie Robinson West team to a 12-2 victory over Lynnwood of Washington state.
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Stewart won't compete in Cup race in Michigan

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:53
Tony Stewart says he won't compete in this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
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Hoyer to start Browns' next preseason game

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:27
Brian Hoyer will start Monday night's preseason game for the Cleveland Browns in Washington.
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Scherzer's 14th win comes with 14 strikeouts

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:48
Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pirates.
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Report: Manfred 1 vote shy on 1st MLB ballot

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:57
Rob Manfred fell one vote short of the required three-quarters majority on the first ballot Thursday to become the new baseball commissioner, a person familiar with the balloting told The Associated Press.
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Kings' Cousins injured in Team USA practice

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:45
In the first practice since Paul George broke his leg during a team scrimmage, Team USA suffered another injury blow.
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DE Fields permanently separated from TCU

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:36
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has been permanently separated from the university, a school spokesman said Thursday.
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Recusal policy affects 9 on Playoff committee

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:41
The College Football Playoff selection committee announced its official policy Thursday as nine of 13 committee members have been recused from voting for certain schools.
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NASC Best Practices Webinar on Defining the Roles of Sports Commissions and Convention & Visitors Bureaus Scheduled for Tuesday, August 26

NASC - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:07

Are you wondering whether your community should develop a sports commission? Maybe you find yourself asking, what is the difference between a sports commission and a convention and visitors bureau? What about funding– how do you raise the money needed to fund a sports commission? 

Join Don Schumacher, CSEE, Executive Director, National Association of Sports Commissions as he discussed the difference between a sports commission and a convention and visitors bureau, as well as sustainable funding sources to help keep your organization alive.     If you missed our recent video blog on Defining the Roles of Sports Commissions and Convention & Visitors Bureaus, be sure to check it out prior to August 26th, as Don will dive further into detail during the webinar!   About Don: Don Schumacher, CSEE has 50 years of experience in the fields of communications, family entertainment, theme park marketing and operations, arena and stadium marketing and operations, event management, sports marketing and facilities consultation. For the past 30 years he has focused his activities on the sports event travel market and has consulted with more than fifty cities on strategies to increase their share of this market.
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Brosnan withdraws before MLB commish vote

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:58
MLB executive vice president Tim Brosnan withdrew as a candidate for commissioner before the start of voting Thursday.
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Pedro: Clemens, Bonds deserve HOF nod

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:53
Former Red Sox pitcher and future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez believes Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
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Mourners attend funeral for late driver Ward

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:53
Mourners are streaming into the upstate New York high school where funeral services are being held for Kevin Ward Jr., the dirt-track racer killed by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a race last weekend.
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