Haas holds first-round lead at the Masters

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:18
Bill Haas shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Masters on Thursday, the first time he's headed a major at the end of a round.
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Source: Shanahan set to join Leafs' brass

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:17
Brendan Shanahan appears set to leave his job as NHL disciplinarian and join the Toronto Maple Leafs in an executive role, a source confirmed to on Thursday.
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Pacers back to full lineup for Heat showdown

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:15
With the top seed on the line, plus some potentially valuable momentum going into the playoffs, the Indiana Pacers plan to return to their full lineup when they play the Miami Heat on Friday, coach Frank Vogel said.
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Coach: Dirk one of NBA's 12 all-time greatest

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:07
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle made the case Thursday with ESPN Radio that Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki ranks among the 12 greatest players in the game's history.
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Scott opens defense of Masters title with 69

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:58
Playing Augusta National for the first time in competition as a Masters champion is something Adam Scott will never forget, especially the reaction he got from fans around the course during an opening-round 69 on Thursday.
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Call for Volunteers: 2014-2015 NASC committees and volunteer opportunities

NASC - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:48

Volunteers are the foundation of the NASC. In the last year, more than 100 committee volunteers contributed to progress and growth of the NASC in many ways including:

  • Referring industry colleagues to join the association.
  • Enhancing mentoring activities for new members and first time symposium attendees.
  • Establishing of new categories and serving on judging panels for the annual member awards.
  • Developing of CSEE modules.
  • Recommending educational content and programming for the annual NASC Sports Event Symposium, the original conference and longest-running reverse tradeshow for the sports event industry.

We are excited to invite you to respond to this year’s call for volunteers. We need your skills, passion, and perspectives to build a vibrant, inclusive, and multicultural group of volunteer leaders throughout our committees.
The NASC is YOUR association; committee participation is one of the best ways get engaged and help contribute to the decision-making that continues to position the NASC as the most valuable resource available to sports event
professionals. Members, including new committee members and those who currently serve, must respond to the call for volunteers by April 25, 2014. Volunteer for a committee.

Yours in Sport,
Kevin B. Smith

Chairman, NASC
Director, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee is responsible for developing award categories and criteria for the annual NASC Member Awards. The committee also serves as judges for the various categories.
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee oversees membership retention and recruitment. The committee contacts inactive and cancelled
members on behalf of the association to encourage them to renew. The committee also evaluates membership benefits an resources on an annual basis.
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young

Mentoring Committee
The Mentoring Committee cultivates relationships with new members to help guide them through their first year of
membership. The committee is also responsible for planning and hosting first time attendee activities at the annual Symposium.
Pre-requisites: Committee members must have a minimum of five years of industry experience and be actively involved in
the NASC.
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young

Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee assists with the development and implementation of the CSEE Program.
Committee members are required to join and fully participate in monthly committee calls, assist in the development of modules and continually evaluate the program to strengthen the CSEE brand. Pre-requisites: Members must be currently enrolled in
the CSEE Program and have attended at least two modules to be considered.
Staff Liaison: Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM

Sports Legacy Committee
The Sports Legacy Committee manages the Sports Legacy Fund. The committee establishes the criteria and eligibility requirements for beneficiaries of the fund and selects the beneficiary each year. The committee also coordinates all aspects of the annual fundraiser, including promotion, solicitation of donation items, and ticket sales, as well as equipment donations.
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young

Symposium Committee
The Symposium Committee assists in the planning and execution of the annual NASC Sports Event Symposium. Committee members
are required to join and fully participate in monthly committee calls, recruit event owners, develop education sessions including review of topics, examination of proposals, and selection of speakers, and promote the Symposium through word of mouth marketing to industry peers and colleagues.

Staff Liaison: Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM

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Miami cops look into incident with Kaepernick

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:19
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players are being investigated by Miami police for an incident earlier this month at a Miami hotel.
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Giants' Manning to undergo ankle surgery

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:09
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Thursday, the team announced.
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Source: Harvey-Clemons to play for Louisville

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:05
Former Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons plans to transfer to Louisville to reunite with former Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, a source confirmed Thursday.
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A's take struggling Johnson out of closer role

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:19
Manager Bob Melvin says the Oakland Athletics will move forward with a closer-by-committee approach while they work to get the struggling Jim Johnson back on track.
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Tarkanian hospitalized with breathing issues

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:39
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has been admitted to a Las Vegas hospital after relatives say he was feeling weak and having trouble breathing.
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Orioles' Jones on Tanaka: 'Nothing special'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:15
Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones continued his outspoken ways during the Orioles' just-completed series in New York.
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Report: Calipari clamors for NCAA change

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:02
In his new book, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari likens the NCAA to the dying Soviet Union and admonishes college sports' governing body for not changing with the times, according to a report.
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Source: Stauskas to exit Michigan, enter NBA

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:19
Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is headed to the NBA, a source close to the situation told on Thursday.
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Prosecutor calls Pistorius' apology 'insincere'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:20
Chief prosecutor says Oscar Pistorious egotistical and insincere in apology.
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Staubach: I'd draft Manziel with No. 1 pick

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:01
If Roger Staubach were on the clock with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, there's no doubt in his mind that he'd take quarterback Johnny Manziel over defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
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