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SXSW: Pro athletes take control of their brand destiny

What does it take to get Vernon Davis to endorse your product? A tight end in the NFL since 2006 who won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos last month, Davis said there are a lot of things that he looks at when he receives an off-field offer. Most...

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SXSW 2016: mayors make case for Smart City prize with Secretary Anthony Foxx

Date/time: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The panelists: Mayors from six of the seven Smart City Challenge finalists, including Austin Mayor Steve Adler; U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The gist: $50 million in grants ($40 million from the...

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SXSW: How do we make youth sports more kid-centric again?

The panel: No Young Pros: Keeping Youth Sports Accessible Date/time: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.  The panelists: Danielle Elliot, Vice Sports; Jeremy Goldberg, LeagueApps; Lawrence Cann, Street Soccer USA, Lisa Strasman, NCSA Atheltic Recruiting  The gist...

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SXSW: Women talk tech industry sexism and what to do about it

After Silicon Valley investor Trae Vassallo testified at a highly-publicized gender discrimination trial about an unwanted sexual advance she had received from a male colleague she was flooded with emails from women with similar stories.  That sparked...

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SXSW: Future Olympics hosts could opt for smaller venues in the future

SXSports panel: Death of a stadium Date/time: March 13  The panelists: Dan Meis, design principal/managing partner, MEIS  The gist: Cities, which have won the right to host a World Cup or the Olympics, are taking huge financial hits. The ornate stadiums...

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SXSW: What is sports media's role in shaping social justice?

ESPN’s Bomani Jones and Outsports.com’s Cyd Zeigler joined Jessica Luther in a panel on Saturday about social justice being influenced by the sports media. Among the first questions tackled by the panel was whether social issues should actually be...

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Do sports fans care about an athlete's bad behavior?

Johnny Manziel cleared waivers Saturday. No team wanted to take a seven-digit financial hit and pick up the most public party boy in the NFL.    Coincidentally, when news broke that every team had passed on Manziel, the former Cleveland Brown and...

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SXSW: 'Plus-size' labels in fashion outdated, model Ashley Graham says

Model Ashley Graham made waves this year after being the first “plus-sized” model to land a cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. But Graham herself takes issue the term that is so often applied to her.   "I think the word plus-sized...

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SXSW: 'Scandal' star Washington talks the power, pitfalls of social media

On “Scandal,” Kerry Washington plays D.C. “fixer” Olivia Pope, who helps her clients navigate the attention that can come down on anyone in our 24/7 digital age. In real life, the actress is just as savvy about handling social media and her celebrity...

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