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Orlando City Names Former USL President Tim Holt VP/Development

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 15

Orlando City SC announced today that it has hired former USL President Tim Holt as VP/Development. Holt, who resigned from the USL in March after 16 years with the league, including the last six in the top job, will oversee initiatives focused on expanding the MLS club’s brand in Florida, ar...

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Buccaneers Ask Winston To Remove Image

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Colorado Reveals New Football Unis

The Univ. of Colorado on Friday unveiled new football uniforms, including a "dark steel gray option of jerseys, pants and helmet that became a part of the CU color palette" in '07, according to Kyle Ringo of the Boulder DAILY CAMERA. CU revealed "three jerseys, four pants and four helmet options." T ...

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Johnstown Wins Kraft Hockeyville Contest

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Marketplace Roundup

In Philadelphia, Brian Wilson noted Pennsylvania-based retailer Schuylkill Valley Sports is “now offering jersey insurance” for customers who “buy an NFL player's jersey and that player is then traded or gone from the team within 18-months.” The insurance costs $10, and if th ...

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Cashman: Yanks Not Obligated To Pay A-Rod

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Saturday became the "first club official to confirm, on the record, that the Yankees no longer believe they are obligated" to pay out on the $30M marketing agreement signed between the team and 3B Alex Rodriguez after he tied Willie Mays' home run mark of 660, according ...

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Execs, Celebs Flock To Vegas For Big Fight

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Caps-Rangers Overnight Down On NBC

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Executive Transactions

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O's Get Home Touches For Relocated Series

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