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SBD/March 21, 2012/Franchises
Published March 21, 2012
HE'S BACK: In L.A., Arash Markazi noted Clippers’ season-ticket holder Darrell Bailey, known as “Clipper Darrell,” attended every game of the team’s most recent six-game home stand “in his custom-made, half-red and half-blue suit.” Bailey “created a media firestorm when he said the Clippers asked him to refrain from using” his nickname earlier this month. The two sides “came to an agreement before the Clippers returned home after their road trip and Bailey was back in his usual seat in Section 107 on March 11” when the team played the Warriors. Markazi noted the agreement “was more of a clarification than anything else.” The Clippers “wanted to be notified of appearances Bailey was making under the ‘Clipper Darrell’ name and also wanted Bailey to be careful of possible endorsement deals he was considering accepting as ‘Clipper Darrell’” (ESPNLA.com, 3/19).
SCOTTISH RIGHTS: In London, Rod Liddle wrote Scottish Premier League club Rangers bankruptcy administrator Paul Clark said that "more than three offers have been lodged for the club, with at least one more in the pipeline." English rugby club Sale Sharks Owner Brian Kennedy “and a consortium led by former Rangers director Paul Murray both confirmed they had submitted takeover proposals on Friday, the loose deadline for first indicative bids set by administrators Duff and Phelps.” Chicago-based Club 9 Sports, “who have seen investment offers for [English League One clubs] Sheffield Wednesday and Tranmere rejected, and groups from the Middle East and Far East were also reported to be formulating bids” (LONDON TIMES, 3/18).