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Schilling: Tobacco led to my mouth cancer

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:56
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday for the first time the type of cancer he was battling -- squamous cell carcinoma [mouth cancer] -- and detailed the painful treatment and recovery process that caused him to lose 75 pounds.
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Browns decide to start Hoyer over Manziel

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:52
The Cleveland Browns have committed to start Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel at quarterback to begin the 2014 season, the team announced Wednesday morning.
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Tigers plate 3 in wild 11th, prevail vs. Rays

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:33
Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night.
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Strasburg helps Nats run win streak to eight

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:12
After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Pettine: Gordon's effort in loss disappointing

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:33
The Cleveland Browns did not like what they saw in wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday night in the 24-23 loss to Washington.
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Former Titan Shaw announces ALS diagnosis

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:30
Former Tennessee Titans linebacker and special teamer Tim Shaw revealed Tuesday in a video on the team's website that he has ALS.
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Selig reiterates Athletics need new ballpark

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:14
Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated."
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Source: Keisel agrees to return to Steelers

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:56
Defensive end Brett Keisel has reached an agreement to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Browns coach not ready to pick starting QB

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:59
Browns coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday afternoon did not commit to either Brian Hoyer or rookie Johnny Manziel as the team's starting quarterback, but that could change after he meets this evening with his coaching staff.
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Bellator releases 155-pound champ Alvarez

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:01
Bellator MMA president Scott Coker has confirmed to ESPN.com the promotion granted Eddie Alvarez, 30, his unconditional release early Tuesday morning.
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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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