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Judge: Bullets not allowed in Hernandez case

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:05
A judge has thrown out as evidence bullets found in an apartment rented by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez and a magazine found in his Hummer, saying police didn't demonstrate probable cause for the searches.
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Refs union criticizes inconsistency by NFL

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:43
The union representing NFL on-field officials criticized the league Thursday for inconsistencies in grading calls, including two high-profile penalties from recent games.
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Benched Manuel: 'Want to be different player'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:23
After being benched Monday in favor of Kyle Orton, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel made it clear Thursday how he wants to play if he gets another chance to start.
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Michigan AD: No plans to fire Hoke, resign

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:16
Michigan AD Dave Brandon says he's not considering resigning or firing coach Brady Hoke.
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Official: Death of HS player a 'freak accident'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:26
The death of a 16-year-old varsity high school football player following an on-field collision during a game was "a freak accident," the school's superintendent said at a news conference Thursday.
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Pollard: I wouldn't root for 1-3 Titans either

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:41
Safety Bernard Pollard doesn't blame fans if they don't want to cheer for the Titans as he says he wouldn't root for the team either based on their recent play.
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Jets owner: Geno can still be franchise QB

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:40
Jets owner Woody Johnson scolded Geno Smith for cursing at a heckling fan, calling it "unacceptable, absolutely unacceptable," but he said the organization still believes the embattled quarterback will develop into an elite player.
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Seahawks' Wilson: I used to beat people up

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:28
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson writes on PlayersTribune.com that he used to be a bully who beat people up.
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Butler coach takes medical leave of absence

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:23
Butler coach Brandon Miller is taking a leave of absence to deal with unspecified medical reasons, the school announced Thursday.
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Former U.S. district judge to hear Rice appeal

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:15
Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones has been appointed to hear Ray Rice's appeal of the indefinite suspension handed down by the NFL.
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More than 200 sports tourism professionals in attendance at NASC Market Segment Meetings and CSEE Fall Module Held in Conjunction with USOC Olympic Sportslink

NASC - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:03

More than 200 NASC members gathered in Chicago, IL for the NASC semi-annual meeting from September 22-23, 2014. Hosted in conjunction with the USOC’s Olympic SportsLink conference, programming for the semi-annual meeting included: CSEE Fall 2014 Module, NASC Market Segment Meetings, and NASC Board of Directors meeting.

Daniel Diermeier, Ph. D., from the University of Chicago, presented the four-hour CSEE module on Crisis Management to 126 NASC members.  It focused on the key issues in a crisis situation and managing the flow of information.  After a 90 minute keynote presentation, attendees participated in a team activity that thrust them into a real-life crisis issue that grew beyond personal safety to include emotional issues and competing points of view. The session ended with a mock media conference and debriefing.  At the conclusion of the module, nine participants earned their CSEE credential.  The most recent class of certified sports event executives joins an elite group of only 140 sports tourism industry professionals across the country who share the CSEE credential. The next module will be held Monday, April 27th in Milwaukee, WI in conjunction with the 23rd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium.

The NASC Market Segment Meetings, created in 2006 to offer destinations with similar market size and organizational structure a platform to share ideas, was led by professional facilitator Adrian Segar. Over two days, 178 NASC members participated in discussions on the hottest topics  including local organizing committees, hotels, sports services, marketing/sponsorships, the bid process and bid fees, industry trends, facilities & facility management, economic impact, and creating your own events.

Additionally, the NASC Sports Legacy Committee announced Running Rebels Community Organization as the 2015 beneficiary of the NASC Sports Legacy Fund and kicked off the annual fundraiser with a 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle, raising nearly $500. The Sports Legacy committee’s goal is to raise $20,000 through a variety of activities to take place over the next six months with an emphasis placed on the silent auction and raffle to be held at the upcoming NASC Symposium.  Learn more about Running Rebels or how you can help leave a legacy.

At the conclusion of the Market Segment Meetings, the NASC board of directors held their monthly meeting. The agenda included reviewing the summer board action items, hearing updates from the retained earnings and hall of fame ad-hoc committees, sharing ideas and input on the marketing of the association to event rights holders and reviewing the 2014 mid-year membership survey results.  The NASC Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis via conference call and three times a year face-to-face.  If you are interested in applying for the 2015-2016 NASC Board of Directors to help lead the industry’s only not-for-profit association visit http://www.sportscommissions.org/About/Board-of-Directors/Nominations.

Current plans are to hold the 2015 NASC Market Segment Meetings in conjunction with the 2015 USOC SportsLink Conference. Dates and times for next year’s meetings will be announced in winter of 2015.


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Cowboys won't act unless Spillman charged

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:42
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says defensive back C.J. Spillman will remain on the roster unless he charged or arrested in connection with an ongoing sexual assault investigation.
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Nats to send Strasburg to mound in Game 1

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:27
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg's postseason debut will come in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the visiting Giants on Friday.
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A's Beane defends trades despite early exit

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:37
Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing clear: The Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester as a part of it.
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Prep football player 3rd to die in recent days

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:15
A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island, becoming the third high school football player to die in recent days.
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Bumgarner-led Giants send Pirates packing

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:39
Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-car
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LeBron, Love debut in Cavaliers scrimmage

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:30
For the first time in more than four years, LeBron James stepped onto the court at Quicken Loans Arena as a member of the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
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CB Russell: Notre Dame 'becoming ridiculous'

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:30
Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell has voiced heightened frustration with the school in a since-deleted Instagram post, saying it was "becoming ridiculous" after it held a hearing before a disciplinary committee regarding his suspension.
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Cowboys' Spillman faces sexual assault claim

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:18
Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel on September 20th, according to Grapevine, Texas police.
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Report: Cabrera turns down playoff bonus

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:18
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera opted against signing the paperwork necessary to make him eligible for his playoff bonus, according to a report.
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