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Loria Wins Arbitration Over
Group Of Limited Partners
A three-judge arbitration panel has ruled against the 14 former Expos limited partners in their lawsuit against former Expos Managing General Partner Jeffrey Loria, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and others, clearing the way for MLB owners to approve this week the team’s move from Montreal to DC. With the ruling, the partners appear willing to drop their request for an injunction preventing the Expos’ relocation. The decision removes one obstacle in this arduous relocation process, but how to pay for a new ballpark in DC remains an issue. While DC Council Chair Linda Cropp continues to search for alternative financing options, other members are refusing to go along with BW Realty’s private-funding plan, as reverting to that tactic would mean reopening negotiations with MLB.
“I seem to have an amazing propensity for dodging bullets, particularly when they are not very well aimed.”
Champ Car investor Kevin Kalkhoven, on rumors that IRL team owner Chip Ganassi and IRL Founder Tony George attempted to purchase engine-maker Cosworth from Ford before he and his partner did
(Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 11/16).
Throwing In The Towel
Eagles-Cowboys nets 12.7/20 overnight Nielsen on ABC, down 3%; T.O. featured in saucy pre-game tease with “Desperate Housewives” stars.
NFL events guru Jim Steeg hired as Chargers Exec VP & COO; Super Bowl-quality stadium his top priority.
Court rules NCAA can limit schools to two exempt hoops tourneys every four years.
Joystick It To ‘Em
After “ESPN NFL 2K5” cuts into “Madden” video game sales, EA Sports ready to do whatever it takes to maintain position as market leader.
N.Y. POST reports sale of Sporting News could be on hold due to radio unit’s audience discrepancies.
Sharapova, Serena help produce record final crowd for WTA Tour Championships in L.A.
Chivas USA looking for bi-lingual Latinas of specific proportions to serve as club ambassadors.
NFL indicates bringing Colts in line with median league revenue could cost Indianapolis taxpayers $12.6M annually.
Kick Back And Relax
Premier League media blackout averted as U.K. newspapers, soccer execs agree on data, photo usage.