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Published August 9, 2013
LEGAL WRANGLINGS: In Cleveland, John Caniglia reported Browns Owner JIMMY HASLAM III's legal fight "became clearer Thursday when a judicial panel ruled that lawsuits filed across the country against his family company cannot be consolidated." A federal panel "rejected attempts by trucking companies to merge several lawsuits" involving Pilot Flying J. The companies "wanted to shift their cases into one courtroom, a move that would increase efficiency and speed up proceedings" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/9)....Lubbock County District Judge WILLIAM SOWDER said that he "intends to dismiss former Texas Tech football coach MIKE LEACH's defamation lawsuit without a full trial." Sowder "granted summary judgement motions filed on behalf of former ESPN football analyst CRAIG JAMES, ESPN and Spaeth Communications." Leach "will appeal" (LUBBOCKONLINE.com, 8/8)
FAMILY AFFAIRS: Chicago Alderman TOM TUNNEY joined Cubs BOD member TODD RICKETTS and Chicago Transportation Commissioner GABE KLEIN on Thursday to "promote the new Wrigley bike-sharing station serving the stadium" (SUN-TIMES.com, 8/8). Meanwhile, Cubs Chair TOM RICKETTS on Saturday will serve as "honorary marshal of the 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade, which serves as a kickoff to the upcoming school year" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/9).
OFF TO THE RACES: The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Trahan & Helliker in the Small Business section highlight the growth of endurance races, writing under the header, "Events For Weekend Warriors Become A Gold Mine." Endurance races are "gushing wealth for entrepreneurs, big companies and private-equity firms." Behind this growth is "seemingly unlimited demand and disposable income" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 8/9).
NAMES: MLB player agent SCOTT BORAS has signed Tigers SS JOSE IGLESIAS, who was recently traded from the Red Sox. Iglesias was formerly repped by Relativity Sports (Liz Mullen, Staff Writer)....Heat F LEBRON JAMES was summoned for jury duty in Summit County, Ohio, but "was not seated on a jury for trial" and left the courthouse at 10:30am ET (ESPN.com, 8/8)....Yankees manager JOE GIRARDI spoke to the Alabama football team about "complacency, selfishness and accountability" (AP, 8/8)....Clippers G CHRIS PAUL was the keynote speaker at the Salvation Army's annual fundraising dinner for the Boys & Girls Club in Winston-Salem, N.C. More than 400 people attended (WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, 8/9)....Former MLBer CHIPPER JONES is "selling his 23,000-square-foot home" in Roswell, Ga., for $3.2M (AJC.com, 8/8).