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Collazo stops Ortiz early in hometown bout

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 00:07
As soon as Luis Collazo threw the vicious right hook, he had a sense of the outcome.
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Cavaliers' Irving insists he doesn't want exit

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 23:59
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving downplayed the notion he wants out of Cleveland and said he planned to be with the team for "a long time."
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Reports: Rams owner buys 60 acres in L.A.

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 22:08
According to reports in the Los Angeles Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, by way of an affiliated holding company, recently purchased a 60-acre tract of land in Inglewood, Calif.
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Kilpatrick, Cincinnati rally to tip Louisville

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 21:18
Sean Kilpatrick scored 28 points, including six free throws down the stretch that helped No. 13 Cincinnati rally for a 69-66 victory over No. 12 Louisville on Thursday night.
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7th straight right? Ape picks Seahawks win

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 19:37
A Utah ape that has correctly picked the Super Bowl winner for six straight years predicted Thursday that the Seattle Seahawks will be the next NFL champion.
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Howard named All-Star, extends streak to 8

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 18:16
Dwight Howard was voted into his eighth straight All-Star Game on Thursday, highlighting his first season with the Houston Rockets in which he's helped place them firmly in the playoff hunt.
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Source: Longtime Rangers star Young retires

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:45
Longtime Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young has decided to retire, a source confirmed on Wednesday.
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Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombings

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:10
Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing.
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Kaepernick on Sherman antics: 'Ridiculous'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:21
Richard Sherman's behavior following the NFC Championship Game didn't sit well with Colin Kaepernick.
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NASCAR makes big changes to Chase format

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:10
NASCAR announced major changes to its Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, expanding the field to 16 drivers from 12, with drivers ousted at three-race intervals until four are left to vie for the points championship in the Homestead-Miami finale.
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Lynch shows better cooperation with media

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:20
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch cooperated Thursday in a compromise deal arranged with the Pro Football Writers of America, answering questions from selected journalists that were football-related only.
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Peyton on Sherman's talk: I throw 'TD ducks'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:18
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws "ducks.'' And Thursday, had Sherman been in the room, he would have seen a rather prominent Broncos player agree with him.
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Deadline to Submit Entries For NASC Member Awards and Board Nominations is January 31st

NASC - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:09

As a reminder, all member awards entries and board nominations are due on Friday, January 31, 2014. Contact Elizabeth Chaney Young, Director of Membership and Marketing, with any questions about member awards or board nominations.

Member Awards

The annual NASC Member Awards recognize the achievements of Active category members in the previous calendar year. For the 2014 Member Awards, activities, events, marketing campaigns, web strategies, etc. must have occurred in 2013.

Click on the each award category to view judging criteria and submission guidelines.

Entries must be received by Friday, January 31, 2014. Submit an Entry.

 

Call for Nominations

The NASC Nominating Committee is in the process of nominating six (6) new board members for 2014-2015 term (four (4) Active member representatives, one (1) Allied member representative, and one (1) Rights Holder member representative).  The nominating committee is also in the process of nominating one (1) person who has served on the Board of Directors to serve as Secretary.

NASC Board of Directors Job Description

Nominating Committee Guidelines

Nominations must be received by Friday, January 31, 2014.   Complete nomination form.


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Frustrated Cavs GM: Effort not acceptable

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:03
The Cavaliers' season is sliding toward serious danger, if it's not there already.
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Two arrested after Russian suicide bombings

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:13
Russia's counterterrorism agency on Thursday identified the two suicide bombers who struck the southern city of Volgograd and announced the arrest of two suspected accomplices.
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Eli thought Peyton was done after surgeries

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:05
Peyton Manning is about to play in his third Super Bowl, but not even his brother thought he would return to his younger form following multiple neck surgeries.
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Incognito's rep: Martin's texts just as vulgar

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:58
The attorney for Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito fired back at Jonathan Martin on Thursday, saying Martin's comments and texts to Incognito were just as vulgar as the ones sent to him.
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SportAccord Convention Scheduled for April 6-11, 2014, The Susesi Resort, Belek/Antalya, Turkey

NASC - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:02

What is SportAccord Convention?

SportAccord Convention is the annual platform in which over 100 international sport federations meet face to face with potential host cities of their international events.

“SportAccord Convention helped London secure the 2017 IAAF World Championships, and secure the 2013 ITU Grand Final… SportAccord Convention enables people to come together and helps secure future events for London.” (Ian Edmondson, Head of Major Events, London & Partners)

Who attends SportAccord Convention?

  • Over 100 International Sport Federations
  • Sporting host cities from all over the world
  • Major Event Organizing Committees (incl. Olympic Games)
  • Leading event delivery organizations


Why should I attend SportAccord Convention?

  • Meet face to face with the decision makers in international sport, discuss hosting opportunities for your city
  • Host over 50 meetings with targeted sport federations over the space of one week
  • Learn and share knowledge with other successful sport cities
  • Meet with organisations who can assist your city deliver outstanding events
  • Position your city at the heart of the sports movement


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If your city is serious about hosting international sport, you can’t miss SportAccord Convention. Cities from all over the world participate at SportAccord Convention every year in order to achieve their yearly hosting objectives.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of SportAccord Convention further, please do not hesitate to contact Tim Kilpatrick (tim.kilpatrick@sportaccordconvention.com).


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Is the Super Bowl a Super Win for the Hosts?

NASC - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 08:35

The Super Bowl has long been seen as the big ‘get’ for any host city. With international exposure, out of town visitors and spending all week, it looks to be a no-brainer event.

For the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s estimated the game and ancillary events will mean a half billion dollars to the greater New York metropolitan area, according to the Sport Management Research Institute. The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee says the economic impact is estimated to be between $500 million and $600 million for the region, including hotels, restaurants, bars, taxis, car services and small businesses.

Now, most sources think those estimates are pie in the sky, at best. A more historical look at the spending comes from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Over the last 12 years the actual direct spending for Super Bowls has been between $113 million and $202 million for each game.

“The true economic impact comes from visitors only, with no spending by locals included except staging costs for the game and ancillary events. These expenses are incurred solely to meet the needs of the event, so it is spending above what would otherwise take place. The displacement theory (crowding out) is a bigger factor in a warm weather site, where visits for non-game purposes could come close to or even match those for the game,” said Don Schumacher, CSEE, Executive Director of NASC.

For Indianapolis and its Super Bowl XLVI, a report by Rockport Analytics shows that more than 116,000 non-residents came to Indiana’s capital for the game and other events. Indianapolis non-residents brought in more than 472,000 visitor days in the metro area (how many visitors would otherwise come to Indy in the middle of winter?). Hotel occupancy averaged 93% for the area, 99% for downtown.

Visitors to Indy spent more than $264 million on the local economy, averaging nearly $571 per person, per day. All totaled, gross spending total economic impacts of Super Bowl XLVI was an estimated $324 million, broken down to $176 million in direct impact, $67 million in indirect impact and $81 million in income. With Indianapolis keeping $324 million of the $384 million in Super Bowl-initiated spending, about 84 cents of every dollar spent, stayed in Indianapolis. No wonder Indy is bidding again for the 2018 game.

Another factor to include is that economic impact studies on an event as big as a Super Bowl focuses on economic activity created by the game, and not economic activity prevented by the game. Victor Matheson, a sports economist at the College of Holy Cross puts it this way: “They don’t do a very good job measuring how many people are crowded away from the metropolitan area during that weekend because, you know, no one in their right mind goes to the Super Bowl city during Super Bowl weekend unless they’re there for the game,” he said. “Which means any regular business that normally would have happened gets crowded out.”

This Super Bowl also is unique is that it crosses state lines. It’s expected that New York City will get the big spenders who’ll stay in Manhattan, the New Jersey hotels and the service industry will benefit, including local restaurants and limo services.

Will it be a half billion dollar infusion into the area economy? Whatever the dollar figure, it’s invaluable in the halo effect (and media attention) the area has, now that it can call itself a “Super Bowl host.”

 

Jackie Reau

Game Day Communications

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

 

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Ayanbadejo: Players smoked pot before SB

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 08:14
Former Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says teammates smoked marijuana ahead of one of his two Super Bowls.
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