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Jaguars Draw Smallest Home Crowd Of Khan Era; Could Player Protests Be To Blame?

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 16 / 17

A crowd of 56,232 was at EverBank Field yesterday for Rams-Jaguars, marking the "smallest announced crowd" since Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan bought the team in '11, according to Phillip Heilman of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. It was "either a show of disinterest in the Jaguars despite their 3-2 ...

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Golden Knights Pushing Limits On Twitter

The Golden Knight’s Twitter account ahead of their game yesterday posted the Bruins' forward lines "with female names rather than the actual lineup," according to Andrew Joseph of USATODAY.com. On the surface, the Golden Knights' account was "making a lame, sexist joke to imply that ...

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Prokhorov Asking $2B Price Tag For Nets

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov is "in talks with multiple suitors" to sell the team -- and he is "pushing for an eye-popping price tag," according to sources cited by Kosman & Lewis of the N.Y. POST. Prokhorov is "demanding a valuation" of around $2B for the Nets -- near the record-setting $2 ...

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Sixers See Improved Ticket Sales, Sponsorships

The 76ers have "sold a record 14,000-plus season tickets, more than quadruple" their '13 total, according to Frank Fitzpatrick of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. While seats will be "set aside for individuals and groups, the team anticipates sellouts at all 41 homes games." 76ers Chief Sales & Market ...

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WNBA Stars' Impending Sale Leaves Players Shocked

News of the WNBA Stars being in negotiations to be sold and relocated from San Antonio to Las Vegas capped an "unimaginable fall for a franchise" that arrived from Utah in '03, according to Terrence Thomas of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. The Stars finished last season with the league's "worst rec ...

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Indians Draw Best Home Attendance In 10 Years

In Cleveland, Terry Pluto noted it took a trip to the '16 World Series "combined with a 22-game winning streak for the Indians to draw 2 million fans for the first time in 10 years." That includes a "summer with zero rainouts and mild weather in April and September." Their season tickets for '18 are ...

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Sports Teams Keep Leaving Trump Hotels

At least 12 NBA teams have stayed at the Trump SoHo when visiting N.Y. since it opened in '10, but 11 of those teams said that they now have "stopped patronizing" the hotel since President Trump launched his run for office in '15, according to Bontemps & Fahrenthold of the WASHINGTON POST. The R ...

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WNBA Stars In Negotiations To Be Sold, Moved To Vegas

The WNBA Stars are "in negotiations to be sold and relocated" from San Antonio to Las Vegas, according to a source cited by Doug Feinberg of the AP. The Stars are "one of five pro teams owned and operated by Spurs Sports & Entertainment," including the Spurs. The Stars "released a statement on T ...

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NHL Panthers Hire Odierno As Chair

The already "prominent military influence on leadership" of the NHL Panthers took another step on Thursday with retired U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno named as Chair & Alternate Governor, according to Craig Davis of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. Odierno "served as the 38th Chief of Staff of th ...

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Thorns Dominate NWSL Attendance

The NWSL Portland Thorns will play for the franchise's second league championship on Saturday when they face off in Orlando against the N.C. Courage, and the team has "dominated the league at the gate" so much that its total '17 attendance -- 212,130 -- "accounts for more than one-third of the ...

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Warriors' Lacob Buys Franchise In New Esports League

Warriors co-Owner Joe Lacob and his son, Assistant GM Kirk Lacob, "have been accepted" into Riot Games' reconstituted North American League of Legends Championship Series as the "newest franchise owners," according to sources cited by Jacob Wolf of ESPN.com. The Lacobs will pay a $13M entry fee fo ...

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