Quote of the Day

"Sometimes those high expectations are not met, and the result is a reduction, a hit to the brand and to the team and to the fan base."
-- Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino, on the team's on-field struggles this season. (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 8/17)
Friday August 17, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 245 Print This Issue

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  • Houston, We Have An Owner

    Dynamo are currently owned by Oscar de la Hoya, AEG and Gabriel Brener

    Rockets Owner Les Alexander is "in the final stages of negotiations to purchase the Dynamo and secure the 30-year lease and development agreement on BBVA Compass Stadium," according to sources cited by Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Sources said that the deal "is not complete, but the sides are close." AEG owns 50% of the Dynamo, while Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar de la Hoya and Brener Int'l Group Chair & CEO Gabriel Brener own 25% each. The sale price "is unknown." AEG, which "at one point owned six MLS teams," still owns the L.A. Galaxy. Since arriving in Houston from San Jose for the start of the '06 season, the Dynamo "are one of the most successful franchises in MLS." Dynamo games "could serve as more prog ...

  • Shamrock Shakeup

    Notre Dame unveils its new "Shamrock Series" uniforms, with the eye-catching, off-center helmet design.

  • Making Moves

    Sarah Robb O'Hagan leaves Gatorade for Equinox.

  • Meet The New Boss

    MLB formally approves the sale of the Padres, with Liquid Investments CEO Ron Fowler the new face of the franchise.

  • A Knight's Tale

    Sixteen schools competing in basketball event in honor of Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

  • Purchasing Power

    BCE, Rogers clear the last remaining hurdle in their purchase of MLSE.

  • Lightning Strikes

    Gatorade's latest Usain Bolt ad offers an in-your-face approach in addressing the brand's status as non-Olympic sponsor.

  • Feeling Minnesota

    Vikings to reduce blackout threshold to 90% capacity.

  • Diamonds Direct

    THE DAILY talks with Michele Smith, who will make MLB history in the booth Sunday.

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