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Sports MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise
Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 2 percent this season to $27.93, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report's annual survey
Sports Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB
The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.
Sports Trout, Angels agree to $144.5 million, 6-year deal Trout, Angels agree to $144.5 million, 6-year deal
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Friday night to a $144.5 million, six-year contract, keeping baseball's brightest young star under club control through 2020.
Sports Ducks start spring football practice April 1 Ducks start spring football practice April 1
The University of Oregon’s football program will conduct it’s first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday, April 1.

The five-week session will conclude on Saturday, May 3, with the annual Spring Game. The intrasquad scrimmage is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. in Autzen Stadium and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
Sports MLB toughens drug agreement provisions, suspensions MLB toughens drug agreement provisions, suspensions
Baseball players suspended during the season for a performance-enhancing drug violation will not be eligible for that year's postseason under changes to the sport's drug agreement announced Friday.
Sports Security firms watch social media for feisty fans Security firms watch social media for feisty fans
As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history.
Sports NFL to try PAT kicks from 20 yards for 2 preseason weeks NFL to try PAT kicks from 20 yards for 2 preseason weeks
The NFL will experiment with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason this summer, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season has been tabled.
Sports NFL office can help refs with replays NFL office can help refs with replays
The NFL officiating department will help referees rule on instant replay reviews starting next season.