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NCAA suspends Boeheim, cuts scholarships

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:28
The NCAA on Friday suspended Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim for nine ACC games and has taken away scholarships as a result of a multiyear investigation into the university's athletic programs.
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Lions agree to 3-year deal with kicker Prater

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:24
The Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year deal with Matt Prater on Friday.
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Source: Bears agree to send Marshall to Jets

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:27
The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Colts opt not to re-sign veteran WR Wayne

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:26
The Indianapolis Colts have decided to part ways with veteran receiver Reggie Wayne, the team announced Friday.
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Puig smuggler gets prison time, house arrest

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:56
A South Florida businessman has been sentenced to a month in prison plus 5 months' house arrest for his role in the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba.
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NCAA to disclose findings of Syracuse probe

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:31
Syracuse University will learn the result of the NCAA's multi-year investigation into its athletic programs on Friday afternoon.
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Blazers' Matthews tears Achilles, out for season

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:26
Trail Blazers starter Wesley Matthews tore his left Achilles on Thursday night and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced.
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3 caps Bulls' rally as Westbrook streak ends

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 22:24
E'Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak at four.
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Aldon Smith tweaks deal in good-faith effort

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:59
San Francisco 49ers All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith agreed to a restructure of his contract on Thursday that will convert into a series of non-guaranteed bonuses that would add up to his salary if he meets certain requirements.
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No. 6 Wisconsin wins, wraps up Big Ten title

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:25
No. 6 Wisconsin wins Big 10 title by beating Minnesota 76-63
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Kerr: Not our job to promote Curry as MVP

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:23
Warriors coach Steve Kerr would like Stephen Curry to win the MVP award, but his focus is elsewhere as his team enters the stretch.
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Bad break: Pence out 6-8 weeks after HBP

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:21
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his left ulna Thursday and will be out six to eight weeks, the team said.
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NBA: Harden fouled in final seconds vs. Griz

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:16
The NBA ruled Thursday the three officials erred in the closing moments of the Houston Rockets' Wednesday nights loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Olsen inks 3-year, $22.5M deal with Panthers

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:07
The Carolina Panthers on Thursday signed Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen to a three-year extension worth $22.5 million.
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Jones-Drew calls it quits after 9-year career

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:02
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday after a nine-year NFL career.
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MLBPA backs Hamilton, looks to squash leaks

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:02
The MLBPA sprang to the defense of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on Thursday, issuing a statement critical of news leaks that it calls "cowardly" and intended to hurt Hamilton "personally and professionally."
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GM: Jeter should be Yankees' last captain

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:59
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday that no Yankee will succeed Derek Jeter as captain of the New York Yankees any time soon, and maybe, never again.
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NBPA attorney: Union expects age limit clash

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:17
An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for go pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining.
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Source: McGee-Celts deal fizzles over option

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:55
Talks between the Boston Celtics and 7-footer JaVale McGee have fallen apart Thursday afternoon, a source told ESPN.com.
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Record Number of Event Owners Registered for 2015 NASC Symposium

NASC - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:37

Nearly 100 event owner organizations are registered for the 23rd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium, the NASC announced today. More than 800 sports tourism professionals are expected to attend the annual meeting of the only not-for-profit association for the industry from April 27- 30, 2015 in Milwaukee, WI.

“There are a lot of sports events conventions out there and they all serve a purpose. What makes the NASC Symposium stand out is the balanced mix of networking, education and socialization,” said Glen Schorr, Executive Director US Orienteering.

Important Dates

March 13 – Last day to register before rates increase $100. Register now.

March 18 –  First registered attendees for all NASC member destinations, event owners, and vendor exhibitors may begin requesting appointments and will have approximately three (3) weeks to request, accept or decline appointments, prioritize the order in which requests will be attempted to be scheduled, and modify availability for appointments.

Friday, April 3  – Last day to request appointments.

Monday, April 20 - First registered attendees for member destinations and exhibiting event owners and vendors will receive another email notifying them to login to view and print their organization’s appointment schedule.

Group Appointments to be offered for the first time
We are now offering the option to participate in group appointments in addition to one-on-one appointments. Both NASC Sports Marketplace afternoon sessions (Tuesday, April 28, 4:30pm – 6pm and Wednesday, April 29, 4:00pm – 5:30pm) are reserved for group appointments. Exhibitors (event owners and vendors) will meet with up to four (4) individuals per time slot.

About the NASC Symposium

The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting for the only not-for-profit association for the sports tourism industry. For more than 20 years, the Symposium has been designed for serious-minded sports tourism professionals by sports tourism professionals. Through a combination of industry-leading educational and business development opportunities, more than 800 Symposium attendees learn how to produce measurable ROI for their organization and advance their careers in the industry.  Watch a brief video to learn more.


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