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Yahoo Named Founding Partner at Levi’s Stadium

Technology is a major component of the Bay Area region in Northern California, so it is only fitting that the San Francisco 49ers have partnered with Yahoo in a new deal with the team’s new stadium in the Silicon Valley. The agreement will allow fans to upload photos to Flickr, owned by Yahoo, during the…

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Your Social Media Guide to the NBA Finals

On Thursday, the 2013 NBA Finals kicked off, featuring the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. Miami is looking for their second consecutive championship, while the Spurs will try and win their first title of the decade after winning three championships in the previous decade. As expected, social media was buzzing about Game 1 on…

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Miami Marlins Responsible for 20 Percent of MLB’s Declining Ticket Sales

Major League Baseball has seen a decline in ticket sales, down about 3 percent in 2013, and the blame is being put on the Miami Marlins. Playing their second season in their new ballpark. the Marlins account for about one in every five unsold tickets in baseball, or 20 percent of the decline in ticket…

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DeSean Jackson Could Join Jay-Z’s Agency

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has fired agent Drew Rosenhaus, and rumors are surfacing that Jackson could sign with Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports. The new agency, formed in April, has hit the ground running. Clients at the new agency include New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, New York Giants wide receiver Victor…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 05.27.13 – 06.03.13

Sports Business Members of U.S. Congress Urge Washington Redskins to Change Team Name Congress sent out letters to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the rest of the 31 teams in the league. The letter says that Native Americans take offense to the nickname, as they consider it a racial and derogatory slur. Two…

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Members of U.S. Congress Urge Washington Redskins to Change Team Name

Their nickname has been one of the most controversial in all of professional sports, and now, the political storm behind the name is brewing once again. 10 members of United States congress are asking the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is viewed as offensive to Native Americans. Congress sent out letters to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell,…

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Columbus Blue Jackets See Increase in Season Ticket Sales

After a red-hot finish to the 2013 NHL regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have seen an increase in season ticket sales over the past several weeks. According to the team, season ticket sales are up 13 percent from one year ago when the Blue Jackets had one of their worst season’s in franchise history….

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Tips on How to Cover a Sporting Event Through Twitter

Whether you love it or hate it, Twitter has changed the field of sports journalism. Just last decade, the only way to follow along with a sporting event was to either attend it yourself or by tuning in on television. Now, any fan can log onto Twitter during the game and, simply by following the…

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Vancouver Canucks Fire Alain Vigneault After Another Early Playoff Exit

After suffering a first-round defeat for the second consecutive season, Vancouver Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis announced on Wednesday that he had fired head coach Alain Vigneault and two of his assistants, Rick Bowness and Newell Brown. Vigneault was hired on as the team’s head coach in 2006, and when Gillis stepped in for former…

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Charlotte Bobcats Could Revert to Familiar Team Name

According to a source familiar to the situation, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing the name of the franchise to the Hornets. Jordan reportedly has a timetable in mind for the name change, which he will reveal during a press conference scheduled for Tuesday. The name change has yet to be publicly announced. NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 05.13.13 – 05.20.13

Sports Business Mayweather Tops Sports Illustrated’s List of 50 Richest Athletes in 2013 For the second consecutive year, welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather topped Sports Illustrated’s annual list of the 50 richest athletes in professional sports. Last year, Mayweather took over the top spot from Tiger Woods, who had held the spot every year since Sports…

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Mayweather Tops Sports Illustrated’s List of 50 Richest Athletes in 2013

For the second consecutive year, welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather topped Sports Illustrated’s annual list of the 50 richest athletes in professional sports. Last year, Mayweather took over the top spot from Tiger Woods, who had held the spot every year since Sports Illustrated began compiling the list in 2004. From just two fights this year…

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