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Mets Expected To Enter '17 Season With Highest Payroll In Team History

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson yesterday addressed the team's '17 payroll, which at $152M "would be the biggest in franchise history," topping the $149M the team spent in '09. Alderson said, "It’s a credit to ownership that our payroll is...

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The 🔑 to #NBAAllStar weekend? A selfie w/ @djkhaled , @Rachel__Nichols , @anthonynoto , @Vivek , @SteveStoute , Marne Levine & Charles Barkley! pic.twitter.com/vkDXwAe1cJ — Casey Wasserman (@caseywasserman) February 17, 2017

Raiders Securing Bank Financing For Vegas Stadium?

The Raiders are "close to securing bank financing from lenders including U.S. Bank, potentially reinvigorating the team’s effort to secure a stadium in Las Vegas," according to sources cited by Daniel Kaplan in next week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The move "comes with NFL committee meeting ...

Tags: Oakland Raiders, NFL, Facilities

Nature's Bakery Intends To Countersue SHR

Nature’s Bakery on Thursday announced intentions to countersue NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing over its Danica Patrick sponsorship issue. SHR sued Nature’s Bakery earlier this month for breach of contract after the Nevada-based fig bar maker sent a note to SHR in mid-January saying it wa ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR

Extra Innings Runner Not Headed To MLB

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday "emphatically defended a series of pace-of-game proposals," spending most of his 30-minute press conference at the Grapefruit League media day "pushing a series of potential changes that he hopes will create more action and less dead time," according to Jayso ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

Most Dolphins Season-Ticket Prices Will Not Change

The majority of prices for Dolphins season tickets "will either stay flat or decrease" in '17 as the team is coming off its first postseason appearance in eight years, according to Adam Beasley of the MIAMI HERALD. The club additionally will make around 12,000 seats "available for $45 a game an ...

Tags: Franchises, Miami Dolphins, NFL

Steelers Investor Tull Purchases Home For $15M

Former Legendary Entertainment Chair & CEO and current Steelers investor THOMAS TULL  purchased a home in Edgeworth, Pa., for $15M. The 14,474-square-foot house has "nine bedrooms, five fireplaces, five full baths, four powder rooms and a mini ski slope with snowmaking capabilities" ( ...

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Arizona State Earns Record Revenue For FY '16

Arizona State's athletic department revenue "took another jump to a record" $94.6M for FY '16, creating a $5.5M surplus in its annual operating budget, according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. ASU revenue increased 12.1%, up from $84.4M for FY '15, while expenses rose 6.2% from $83.8 ...

Tags: Colleges, Pac 12

SBJ In-Depth: MLS 2017

Major League Soccer will start a new season in a big way, welcoming Minnesota United and Atlanta United as its newest clubs, and cutting the ribbon on a new stadium for Orlando SC. That automatically provides strong momentum and elevates the league’s presence in North America and on the global ...

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Manfred Insists MLB Committed To WBC

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday "dismissed speculation that the upcoming World Baseball Classic will be the final one," insisting that MLB's commitment to the event "remains strong," according to Shi Davidi of SPORTSNET.ca. Manfred reiterated that the 16-team tournament "still has ...

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ESPN's "GameDay" Reaches Milestone

ESPN’s “College GameDay” basketball edition will celebrate its 100th episode Saturday as the show travels to Chapel Hill for Virginia-North Carolina. Rece Davis, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas will kick off the show at 11:00am ET. During the broadcast they will highligh ...

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