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Jerry: No guarantee on Ware's Dallas future

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 22:21
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones hinted star defensive end DeMarcus Ware could be a salary cap casualty.
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Mayweather lines up Maidana for next fight

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:14
Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave himself a 37th birthday present on Monday: an opponent. The pound-for-pound king announced on Twitter that will next fight fellow welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana on May 3.
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Wizards' Nene out 6 weeks with knee injury

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:20
Washington Wizards forward Nene will miss approximately six weeks due to a knee injury he suffered in Sunday night's 96-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Rangers give Washington 1-year extension

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:20
The Texas Rangers and manager Ron Washington have agreed on contract extension through 2015.
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Yanks, Winston eager for matchup Tuesday

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:34
The New York Yankees could face a hard-throwing Heisman Trophy winner in their first spring training game.
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Scioscia: Contract talks won't distract Trout

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:02
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that he isn't worried about possible contract talks becoming a distraction for star center fielder Mike Trout.
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MLB bans home collisions with 1 exception

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 14:23
Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate.
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York: Niners nixed Browns' Harbaugh pitch

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:31
49ers owner Jed York says San Francisco wants to keep Jim Harbaugh, claiming that the team had "no interest" in a deal to send the coach to the Cleveland Browns.
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Clowney wows in dash, skips other workouts

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:25
Jadeveon Clowney finished his stay at the NFL's scouting combine Monday by confirming what many scouts thought about the former South Carolina star -- as well as leaving some questions unanswered.
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Florida new No. 1 as Syracuse drops to 4th

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:29
Florida is the new No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, the Gators' first time on top of the rankings since they repeated as national champions in 2007.
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Giants' Posey excited to learn from Bonds

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:17
Buster Posey says he's excited to talk with Barry Bonds when the home run king comes to San Francisco Giants spring training as a guest instructor.
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Archer runs near-record 4.26 at combine 40

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:13
Former Kent State running back Dri Archer ran the 40-yard dash in just 4.26 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, narrowly falling short of Chris Johnson's record.
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RB Muema says God told him to leave combine

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:11
Running back Adam Muema left the NFL scouting combine Sunday because he says God told him to do so.
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Cast Your Net Out for New Sports Revenue

NASC - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:00

Looking for a new event to bring participants, fans and families to your region?

Look no further than your nearest body of water.

A report released by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade association representing the sport fishing industry, shows that the number of anglers has increased 11 percent over the last six years, and fishing tackle sales grew more than 16 percent. Times that by the 60 million fishermen and women in the United States, and that’s a group carrying some powerful economic impact.

And this doesn’t include the many fishing tournaments held around the country. This is the family, packing up the rods and reels, or a group of buddies hitching up the boat and driving to the nearest lake.

Here’s how ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman sees it: “As an industry, we are keenly aware of the impact that sport fishing has on this nation’s economy, Just by enjoying a day on the water, men, women and children across the United States pump billions of dollars into this country’s economy.”

A closer look at the numbers from this report shows just how strong this impact is.

America’s nearly 60 million anglers are estimated to spend $46 billion per year on fishing equipment, transportation, lodging and other expenses associated with their sport. With a total annual economic impact of $115 billion, fishing supports more than 828,000 jobs and generates $35 billion in wages and $15 billion in federal and state taxes.

Even during the recession years, fishing, seen to be a relatively affordable sport, still saw spending on tackle, travel and the like, grow around five percent.

In Canada, a 2010 study of Nova Scotia’s fishing business showed that fishing generated $58 million in direct spending that year, with an economic impact of $85.6 million each year. What may be more impressive, Nova Scotia had more than 57,000 licensed anglers that year; 14,466 of them were youth, showing that fishing is growing its own sustainable base for the future.

And fishing is seen as a true family pastime. According to the National Sporting Goods Association, fishing as a leisure-time activity ranks higher than playing basketball or softball, skateboarding, jogging or hiking.

Take the economic impact of fishing and outdoor sports one step further: A Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store being built in Round Rock, Texas for a 2015 opening, is expected to bring in nearly $400 million in taxable sales during its first decade of operation—both within the store and at surrounding businesses. The net benefit for Round Rock, according to the city, could total more than $5 million during the same period.

At the same time, Bass Pro Shops is planning a store in North Charleston, with the expectation that the store will bring in at least 35 percent of its visitors from at least 50 miles from the South Carolina location.

In Lone Tree, Colorado, another fishing and outdoor store, Cabela’s, is expected to mean about a $24 million economic impact to Douglas County.

So whether it’s on ice, from a boat or on the shore, fishing can mean a big economic catch for your region.


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Nets' Collins: Good to be back on the court

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:28
Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in North America's four major professional sports Sunday when he played 11 minutes in the Brooklyn Nets 108-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.
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Junior earns rain-delayed Daytona 500 win

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 22:34
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night after a nearly 6.5-hour rain delay.
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NFL's Clark: Difficult to police use of N-word

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 21:06
As the NFL's competition committee soon considers a rule that would penalize players for using the N-word on the field, one veteran believes it will be difficult for the league to police the use of the racial slur.
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Day survives Dubuisson to claim Match Play

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:31
Jason Day won the Match Play Championship on Sunday by surviving the amazing par saves of Victor Dubuisson.
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No LeBron? No problem as Heat roll by Bulls

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 17:29
With LeBron James watching from the bench in a suit and tie, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade powered the Miami Heat to a 93-79 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.
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Daytona 500 delayed due to heavy storms

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 17:03
Rain has delayed the Daytona 500 race just 38 laps into the 200-lap race.
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