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Ravens' McClain follows 'heart', retires again

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:46
Rolando McClain is walking away from the NFL again, this time for good.
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Knicks fire Woodson, entire coaching staff

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:57
Mike Woodson has been fired as the New York Knicks' head coach, the team announced Monday morning.
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Source: Wolves coach Adelman will retire

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:52
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons, ESPN has confirmed.
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Boston Marathon starts amid heavy security

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:04
The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
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National Association of Sports Commissions’ Compensation Study Shows Wide Pay Gap Between Sports Markets

NASC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:00

The average sports events professional at the CEO level makes around $115,000 annually in salary and benefits, especially in the larger U.S. sports markets, according to a study by Enigma Research commissioned by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC).

In this study, for which 226 sports professionals were surveyed late last year, nearly two thirds said they give high priority to professional development, while more than half thought it was meaningful work to give back to the community through sporting events.

The survey also shows that, on average, the heads of sports commissions make about $85,000 in salaries and benefits a year. A sports professional at a “C” level (CEO, CFO) averages about $115,000 annually while directors average $73,000 a year.

Salaries in larger population markets of two million or more residents averaged higher, around $112,000, for top executives while in smaller regions, salaries for sports executives were around $64,000 annually.

The survey also looked at what sports professionals felt were the biggest challenges to their careers and how eager they would be to look for other job opportunities within the industry.

The entire survey is available in the Members Only section of www.sportscommissions.org.


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Aldridge's 46 lead Blazers by Rockets in OT

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 00:50
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their
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Bruins muscle up to even series with Wings

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:44
Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday.
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Nene, Wiz rally past Bulls for Game 1 victory

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:40
Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93
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On eve of marathon, Red Sox honor victims

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:19
In a ceremony on the eve of Monday's 118th marathon, the Boston Red Sox gathered once more to mourn the victims of the bombing and pay tribute to those who lifted up the entire community by their extraordinary response to the tragedy.
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Dodgers top D-backs behind Puig's bat, arm

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:30
Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.
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Early brawl mars Brewers' win in 14 innings

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:38
Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.
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After loss, Indy's George wants Teague task

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:24
Atlanta's spread offense is forcing the Pacers to scramble.
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Heat use late charge, top Bobcats in Game 1

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:23
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
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Duncan, Spurs rally past Mavs in Game 1

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:08
Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
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NBA: Refs missed late foul on Clippers' Paul

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:43
There were 51 fouls called during the Warriors' 109-105 win against the Clippers in the opening game of the first-round series on Saturday. But on Sunday, the NBA issued a statement admitting there should have been one more foul called.
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Seabrook suspended 3 games for Backes hit

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:28
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was suspended three games by the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward David Backes during Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series.
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Kershaw: No problems after simulated game

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:06
All indications point to Clayton Kershaw passing his biggest test with ease.
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Two ejected from Brewers-Pirates for brawl

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 13:59
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected from a game Sunday afternoon following a third-inning brawl.
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Harper back in Nats' lineup after benching

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:39
Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.
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Wawrinka drops Federer for 1st Masters title

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:00
Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.
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