Pacers' George sorry for insensitive tweets

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:20
The Indiana Pacers' Paul George posted a series of tweets Thursday that began with his support for Ray Rice but evolved into what appeared to be a justification for hitting a woman.
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Florida man charged in Puig smuggling case

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:55
A South Florida man has been arrested for his alleged role in a smuggling venture that brought Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba.
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Judge: Pistorius cleared of premeditated murder

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:25
The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend.
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Mayweather apologizes for Rice comments

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 03:11
Floyd Mayweather Jr. apologized Wednesday, a day after he told a small group of reporters at the MGM Grand that he believed the NFL should have followed through on its initial two-game ban of former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
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Panthers owner addresses Hardy criticism

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:33
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson broke down in tears Wednesday as he addressed what critics have called a lenient stance regarding defensive end Greg Hardy, who was convicted of domestic violence in July and is currently appealing the verdict.
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NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:04
The NFL has appointed former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to investigate the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Raice domestic violence incident.
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McCutchen's inside-the-park HR boosts Bucs

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:55
Andrew McCutchen hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career, and the Pittsburgh Pirates protected their lead in the NL wild-card race, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night.
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Goodell, NFL taken to task as players react

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:21
Reaction was swift, widespread and unsparingly blunt Wednesday in the wake of news that called into question commissioner Roger Goodell's account of how the NFL learned about the Ray Rice elevator video.
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Silver: Ferry's comments not fireable offense

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:00
Commissioner Adam Silver does not believe Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry should be fired for comments he made about Luol Deng, he told USA Today on Wednesday.
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Sherman: I'm flattered, but 'need the ball'

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:31
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had no idea that people can place a bet this week on how many times San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers will throw the ball his way.
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Spain bounced in WCup quarters by France

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:29
France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday.
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NFLPA waiting on letter confirming Rice ban

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:28
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Wednesday that the union has yet to be formally apprised of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.
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Carroll: Rice incident changed him forever

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:25
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the Ray Rice incident has changed him forever and will impact how he evaluates players in the future.
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OTL: Sources say Ray Rice spat at fiancee

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:30
Ray Rice spat in the face of Janay Palmer the night he punched her in a hotel elevator, one current and one former security staffer at the Revel hotel told "Outside the Lines."
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Report: Rice video sent to NFL exec in April

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:27
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
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Bengals believe Still's mind now on football

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:24
The Bengals believe Devon Still, signed to the active roster, is ready to play football.
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Manning: 'Would be great' to get Welker back

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:53
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA would result in a new drug policy being approved that would clear the way for Wes Welker's reinstatement as soon as this week.
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Website Launched for 23rd Annual NASC Symposium

NASC - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:41

The NASC is pleased to announce the launch of the new website for 23rd annual NASC Symposium, scheduled for April 27-30, 2015 in Milwaukee, WI., hosted by VISIT Milwaukee. The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting for the only not-for-profit association for the sports tourism industry. For more than 20 years, the Symposium has been designed for sports tourism professionals by sports tourism professionals. Through a combination of industry-leading educational and business development opportunities, more than 800 Symposium attendees learn how to produce measurable ROI for their organization and advance their careers in the industry.

“The NASC board of directors, staff, and Symposium Committee are all very excited about the way the 2015 NASC Symposium is coming together,” said Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings and Events.  “We are taking the feedback provided by our members and previous attendees and letting it guide us every step of the way.  You won’t want to miss it!”

On the website, you can download registration forms, view the preliminary schedule, find hotel & travel information, learn about sponsorship opportunities, and more.  Online registration will open for NASC members at the end of September.

Complete details are available at


About the NASC

As the only trade association for the sports tourism industry, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), and sports event owners.

Since its establishment in 1992, the NASC has been committed to increasing the effectiveness of nearly 700 member organizations and more than 2,000 sports tourism professionals.

Our promise is to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities, and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to our members and to protect the integrity of the industry.



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Updyke has paid just $99 of ordered $796K

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:36
The University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees has paid only $99 toward restitution.
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NFL details Rice investigation in league memo

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:34
NFL officials have sent a letter to team owners and presidents -- obtained by ESPN -- detailing the investigative process of Ray Rice's domestic violence case.
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