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Shani Pitcho-Prelorentzos and Michal Mahat-Shamir

felt they belonged in the world of professional sports, they were pushed out of their assumed path to glory. Consequently, the retiring athletes found themselves lost, and their future unknown, with no clear path ahead of them. I remember I had my life all planned out. I knew exactly what I will do

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Blake D. McLean, Donald Strack, Jennifer Russell and Aaron J. Coutts

exists around the application of GPS technology in other professional sports. 12 Use of Information and Health-Related Research In relation to research involving players, the NBA CBA states that the authorized academic researchers can access data (on a deidentified basis) and conduct studies designed to

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Richard J. Boergers, Thomas G. Bowman, Nicole Sgherza, Marguerite Montjoy, Melanie Lu and Christopher W. O’Brien

representation of the respondents was High School (public, private, clinic outreach) = 61.52%, College (community college, NCAA Division I, II, III institutions) = 30.78%, Professional Sports = 3.5%, Other = 4.2% (Figure  2 ). Our sample appeared to be representative of the work settings reported by the

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Haylee U. Mercado and John Grady

considering that PAFs consume both taxpayer dollars and massive amounts of nonrenewable energy. For example, the total public investment in the 121 professional sports stadiums in use in 2010 exceeded $31 billion, an average of $259 million per facility ( Long, 2013 ). The trend of public investment in PAFs

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Christopher M. McLeod and Calvin Nite

.1123/jsm.2017-0318 Gerrard , B. ( 2005 ). A resource-utilization model of organizational efficiency in professional sports teams . Journal of Sport Management, 19 , 143 – 169 . doi:10.1123/jsm.19.2.143 10.1123/jsm.19.2.143 Gioia , D.A. , Corley , K.G. , & Hamilton , A.L. ( 2012 ). Seeking

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Adam Karg, Heath McDonald and Civilai Leckie

Sport consumption is defined as “the manner in which a spectator interacts with the witnessed action that occurs during an event” ( Madrigal, 2006 , p. 268). Professional sports, like many products, are consumed via different channels. Live attendance is the traditional way to view sports, but

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James E. Johnson, Chrysostomos Giannoulakis and Beau F. Scott

sport literature is beyond the scope of this paper, it is clear that professional leagues throughout the world have been the focus of extensive competitive balance evaluation. The commercial aspect of professional sports lends itself well to this investigation because attendance, revenue, and spending

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Dana K. Voelker and Justine J. Reel

psychotherapy. Mental strains and disorders in professional sports. Challenge and answer to societal changes . European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 261 ( Suppl. 2 ), 182 – 185 . doi:10.1007/s00406-011-0239-x 10.1007/s00406-011-0239-x McArdle , S. , Meade , M.M. , & Moore , P

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Cole G. Armstrong, Theodore M. Butryn, Vernon L. Andrews and Matthew A. Masucci

relationship between sport and larger society ( Coakley, 2016 ), the events, debates, and divisions of the general public were also present within the always and already politicized domain of professional sports ( Pierce, 2017 ). Indeed, whether it be the continued debate over the efficacy of former National

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John Wong and Scott R. Jedlicka

of hockey is similar to the promotion of other professional sports. 8 The monikers of the two pre-1966 Canadian-based NHL teams, the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, also include a national representational element. The bond between professional hockey and community, then, is an important