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Rogers Announces On-Air Talent For NHL Coverage In '14-15

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 14

Rogers today announced new broadcast talent for coverage of the '14-15 NHL season. Rogers will employ a total of 39 on-air personalities for its telecasts of more than 500 regular-season games across nine networks. Glenn Healy , Kelly Hrudey , Mike Johnson and Darren Pang will serve as game an...

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Golisano Reportedly Could Still Bid For Bills

Former Sabres Owner Tom Golisano was not among the three bids "known to have been submitted" for the Bills by the initial deadline Tuesday afternoon, but it "does not mean he won’t submit a bid in the future," according to a source cited by Jerry Zremski of the BUFFALO NEWS. The source said th ...

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Texans' McNair Withholding Judgement On Raiders

Texans Owner Bob McNair's opinion "will impact any team's move" to a different city as the Chair of the NFL's Finance Committee, and with the reports surrounding the Raiders , McNair is "withholding judgement until he knows all the facts," according to Tania Gangli of ESPN.com. McNair yesterday sai ...

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Glazers Selling Additional 5% Of ManU

EPL club Manchester United's majority shareholders, the Glazer family, yesterday announced plans to "sell 8 million shares," or about 5% of the club, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The sale of the Class A shares "would leave the Glazers" with about 85% of the club. The Glazers in '12 ra ...

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Stars' Business Seeing Boost After Playoff Appearance

The Stars took a significant step forward in ’13-14, making the playoffs for the first time since Owner Tom Gaglardi bought the team out of bankruptcy in ’11. The team followed up that milestone by adding veteran scorers Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to its young core. With the hope that ...

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NBA Could Change Draft Lottery As Early As '15

The 76ers are "against a proposal that would balance out the draft lottery as early as next summer," according to sources cited by Keith Pompey of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The 76ers for the second straight season are expected to field a roster "below NBA standards in order to guarantee losses ...

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Redskins Hire PR Firm To Run Moniker Website

The Redskins organization "hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur," according to John Clarke of REUTERS. The company "will run the website redskinsfacts.com," which was "launched this month and is billed as a grass-roots effort to defend ...

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Orlando City Not Adding Robinho, Ronaldinho

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NFL Franchise Notes

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Raiders' Davis Eyeing San Antonio As New Home?

San Antonio officials yesterday confirmed that Raiders Owner Mark Davis and "two top lieutenants met" recently with several city execs to "discuss the potential of moving" the team from Oakland, according to a front-page piece by Baugh & Orsborn of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Davis on the week ...

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Bills Receive Three Bids For Team Before Deadline

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