The federal agency began its probe which it dubbed Red Zone, the latter term referring to area between the 20 yard line and goal line for a football team offense on September 1, 2012, and wrapped it up on February 6. Postal Inspection Service members, and state and local police officers nationwide conducted the investigation, in conjunction with the NFL and other top sports leagues.
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The effort which included the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center also looked at counterfeit tickets, specifically for the NFL championship game. This led to the confiscation of 168 tickets valued at more than $154,000.
17 regular season schedule
Here is the press release:
FRISCO, Texas The Dallas Stars will open the 2016 17 National Hockey League regular season at home on Thursday, Oct.13 against the Anaheim Ducks. The team will then travel to Colorado to kick off its road schedule on Saturday, Oct. 15 against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Stars are scheduled to play 82 games during the 2016 17 campaign, with 41 contests at home and 41 on the road. Dallas plays in the NHL’s Central Division of the Western Conference along with the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets. The Stars will play a total of 29 games against their division foes, with 14 games taking place at home and 15 on the road.
The majority of the team’s weeknight home games are currently scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, however times are subject to change to accommodate television broadcast needs when necessary.
The home portion of the schedule features 16 weekend contests (4 Friday, 11 Saturday, 1 Sunday).
Dallas’ longest homestand of the season is six games, which will take place from Jan. 21 Feb. 4. The Stars open the homestand against the Washington Capitals (Jan. 21), followed by the Minnesota Wild (Jan. 24), Buffalo Sabres (Jan. 26), and Toronto Maple Leafs (Jan. 31). The six game homestand concludes with matchups against Central Division rivals, facing the Winnipeg Jets (Feb. 2) and Chicago Blackhawks (Feb. 4). Six straight contests in Dallas marks the team’s longest homestand since the 2010 11 season when the club had six consecutive games at American Airlines Center from Oct. 23 Nov. 5, 2010.
Dallas has two five game road trips during the 2016 17 campaign from Nov. 6 Nov. 13 and March 26 April 2.
The Stars conclude the road portion of their season on Sunday, April 2 at Tampa Bay, and will wrap up the regular season at home on Saturday, April 8 against Colorado.
This season, the Stars have a five day break without any games from Feb. 19 23. All NHL member clubs this season will have a five day break in their schedule between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28.
The Stars schedule breaks down in the following format:
vs. Division Opponents (29 Games)
Five games vs. five teams (2 home/3 away) vs. Chicago, Nashville and Winnipeg; (3 home/2 away) vs. Colorado and Minnesota.
Four games vs. one team (2 home/2 away) with teams rotated on a yearly basis (St. Louis this season).
vs. Western Conference Opponents (non division, 21 Games)
The Stars will play their other non division Western Conference opponents 21 times (Anaheim, Arizona, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, San Jose, Vancouver), facing off against each club three times (2 home/1 away vs. four teams; 1 home/2 away vs. three teams).