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Mary D. Fry, Candace M. Hogue, Susumu Iwasaki, and Gloria B. Solomon

more ego-involving climate (EIC) by making it clear that winning and outperforming others is of highest importance, punishing athletes for making mistakes, giving the majority of praise and recognition to the star players, and pitting athletes against one another. The EICs have consistently been linked

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Sitong Guo, Andrew C. Billings, and James C. Abdallah

provide a larger salary to the player than other teams, helping small-market cities retain star players. However, given skyrocketing average salaries and the ability to advance lucrative endorsement contracts, the most important factor influencing free-agency decisions appears to now be identifying the

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Kerry R. McGannon and Ted M. Butryn

invitation to  National Basketball Association Champions the Golden State Warriors after star player Steph Curry’s desire to not attend, Trump successfully ramped up the “outrage that continues to circulate within the reactionary branches of talk sport radio, blogs, social, and traditional media” ( Andrews

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Matthew Juravich, Steven Salaga, and Kathy Babiak

comparison with those who lead unsuccessful clubs. Accordingly, this finding is in agreement with both Soebbing and Washington ( 2011 ) and Maxcy ( 2013 ). Our modeling also indicates a strong, positive relationship between star players and organizational performance, even after for controlling for

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Lindsay Parks Pieper

through baseball clichés allowed the women to make this point in non-threatening, subtle ways. Women also gained support through endorsements from star players. The acceptance of athletes as advocates aligned with the NAWSA’s eventual embracement of male allies. After initially rebuffing male membership

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Steve Booth Marston

. Detroit players regularly initiated bodily contact, “hard” fouls and physical combat, while replacing the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics (and their marketable star players) as the top team in the league ( Boyd, 2003 , pp. 105–124; Lane, 2007 , pp. 89–91). NBA officials would respond to the

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Cassidy Preston and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

larger aims: I need to know my players and put the right players on at the right times. For example, a player who has played a strong game and has done the little things well should be put on at the end of the game or in a key situation. Likewise, I need to sit a star player for not doing the little

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Jack Thomas Sugden, Daryl Adair, Nico Schulenkorf, and Stephen Frawley

Football Museum, I was struck by how many of the star players, past and present, were iTaukei rather than Indo-Fijian. When I attended soccer matches, the music and food were Indian, the crowd overwhelming Indo-Fijian, and the language on the field of play was Hindi (confirmed for me by a spectator). Thus

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Jeffrey Cisyk and Pascal Courty

attendance—with an interest in consumer characteristics that help refine market segmentation ( Lera-López & Rapún-Gárate, 2007 ); (b) the features of sports events—such as new stadium features or star players—that define the product offered ( Fullerton & Merz, 2008 ); and (c) how marketing instruments

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Kathryn L. Heinze and Di Lu

among internal stakeholders during this stage. Some players, both active and retired, and coaches showed greater concern about the long-term effects of concussions. Star player Peyton Manning noted: “Guys are taking it seriously, as they should now. Guys are putting the right kind of emphasis on it. You