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Maloofs Inform Owners of Refusal to Sell Kings to Sacramento-Based Group

The NBA may not want the Kings to move to Seattle, but the ones with the keys to make that move have other ideas. The Maloofs have informed fellow NBA owners that if the league does not approve their deal to sell and relocate the Kings to Seattle, they will refuse to sell the team…

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Nebraska Basketball Tickets Already Sold Out for 2013-14

This fall, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be moving into a new basketball arena, and fans are excited. So excited in fact, that the athletic department announced on Friday that the public’s allotment for tickets is already sold out for the 2013-14 season. Pinnacle Bank Arena, which will be located in downtown Lincoln, will hold 15,147…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 04.28.13 – 05.06.13

Sports Business Why LeBron James Could Be The Most Underpaid Athlete in Sports  Despite being one of the top 1% income earners in the world, one could make a case that LeBron James could actually be the most underpaid athlete in professional sports. James earns $16 million per season, the 13th biggest salary in the NBA. Which…

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Why LeBron James Could Be the Most Underpaid Athlete in Sports

Despite being one of the top 1% income earners in the world, one could make a case that LeBron James could actually be the most underpaid athlete in professional sports. James earns $16 million per season, the 13th biggest salary in the NBA. Which means that there are 12 players making more money than LeBron…

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SequentialT Captures Fan Data for Venues to Maximize Revenue

When a sports franchise opens the doors of their stadium to the public, they have no idea who exactly those fans are. In a way, it’s like opening the doors of your home to anywhere from 20,000 to over 100,000 complete strangers. Teams don’t know who is coming into their venue, all they know is…

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Social Media Reactions to Boston Marathon Explosions

Throughout its history, the Boston Marathon has been a celebration of triumph, overcoming adversity and ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. On Monday at the 117th running of the world’s most prestigious race, the celebration turned into terror in the blink of an eye. At 2:50 p.m. local time, two explosions about 12 seconds apart rocked the finish line…

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Partnership Scoreboard Allows Companies to Analyze Value of Sponsorships

In the world of sports today, corporate sponsorships are becoming more and more important to organizations. While sports may be a game to fans, athletes, coaches and owners will be the first to tell you that sports is a business before anything else. Franchises partner with just about every type of corporate sponsor possible, from…

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Robinson Cano Signs With Jay-Z’s Agency

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano announced on Tuesday that he has fired Scott Boras as his agent, and has signed with the agency led by entertainment mogul Jay-Z. Boras is widely known for taking the biggest names in baseball and getting them lucrative contracts in free agency, landing him a ruthless reputation. Cano…

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Kevin Ware Injury Sends Shockwaves Through Social Media

Social media has become a key element in how sports fans take in games in recent years. This year’s NCAA tournament has been no exception, with fans constantly sending out updates on Twitter during every minute of action. But no event caused such a storm on social media as Kevin Ware’s gruesome injury on Sunday…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 03.25.13 – 04.01.13

Sports Business Justin Verlander Becomes Highest Paid Pitcher In Baseball Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander signed a record $180 million contract on Friday making him the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball. Just two months ago, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners had signed a seven-year contract worth $175 million, the richest contract for…

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Justin Verlander Becomes Highest Paid Pitcher In Baseball

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander signed a record $180 million contract on Friday making him the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball. Just two months ago, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners had signed a seven-year contract worth $175 million, the richest contract for a pitcher at the time. Verlander’s contract includes an…

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UCLA Fires Ben Howland After 10 Years

Ben Howland, who coached UCLA for the past 10 years, was fired on Sunday, the school announced. The move ends the longest coaching tenure at UCLA since John Wooden retired in 1975. In 10 seasons, Howland went 233-107, leading the Bruins to three Final Four appearances. “I evaluate a coach on a number of other…

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