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Judge Orders Goodell, Brady To Appear In Court Twice This Month

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U.S. District Judge Richard Berman asked that Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court twice in mid-August. Berman has scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 and told both the league and the NFLPA they should be attended by "your principles (including, without lim...

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Beijing To Host '22 Winter Games

Beijing on Friday was named the host of the '22 Games, setting up the Chinese capital to "become the first city in history to stage both the Summer and Winter Games," according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. Members of the IOC "voted in favor of Beijing over its lone competitor, Almaty, Kazakhstan ...

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Blackhawks Building New Practice Facility

The Blackhawks on Thursday formally announced plans to build a "state-of-the-art, 125,000-square-foot community training center for youth hockey development programs, recreational leagues and other events that also will serve" as the team's practice facility, according to Chris Kuc of the CHICAGO TR ...

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Virginia Tech Selling Beer In Club Seats

Virginia Tech "plans to introduce beer and wine sales in the indoor club seats at Lane Stadium this season," becoming the latest school to introduce alcohol sales as a way to "generate more revenue to cover the rising cost of doing business, including cost-of-attendance stipends for players," accord ...

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Relativity Media Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Relativity Media on Thursday formally filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court in N.Y. "The Chapter 11 process will enable Relativity to continue to operate while restructuring its finances, thereby preserving value for its stakeholders," the company said in a statement. Relativit ...

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Blue Jays' Anthopoulos Praised For Bold Moves

Blue Jays Senior VP/Baseball Operations & GM Alex Anthopoulos has "very much gone 'all in'" with the acquisitions of P David Price and SS Troy Tulowitzki prior to Friday's trade deadline, putting his chips "in the middle of the table," according to Scott MacArthur of TSN.ca. Anthopoulos has "don ...

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NFLPA Planning To File Special Injunction In Brady Case

Attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who the NFLPA retained to rep Tom Brady in his Deflategate case, said Thursday that the union "will be filing a specific motion for an injunction" on Friday in N.Y. court, which would allow Brady to "play for the Patriots until the case is final," according to ESPN.com.&nbs ...

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New TV Deal Boosts Cardinals Value Over $1.6B

The MLB Cardinals' new 15-year rights deal with FS Midwest "should boost" the team's value by $200M to $1.6B, according to Brian Feldt of the ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The deal -- worth roughly $1B over the length of the deal that begins in '18 -- is the "eighth most lucrative TV contract" ...

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Arizona State Debuts New Adidas FB Uniforms

Arizona State and adidas on Thursday "released the new football uniforms" for the '15 season, and the change "isn't drastic," according to Andrew Joseph of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. This is the first year of ASU's eight-year deal with adidas to outfit the school's athletic department, and officials "c ...

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Sponsors Eye Olympics' Return To China

The ’22 Beijing Games offer the business world a second dose of what the '08 Games delivered: An extraordinary opportunity to crack into the world’s largest market combined with a political problem. The IOC narrowly voted to award the ’22 Games to the Chinese capital on Frida ...

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Manfred: Court Ruling Won't End MASN Case

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday said that the long-running TV-rights dispute between the Orioles and Nationals "won't be settled until after a judge hands down a decision" in the MASN-filed lawsuit in N.Y., according to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore SUN. Manfred said that the case, through ...

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