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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

The HOUSTON CHRONICLE's John McClain writes of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and Texans Owner Bob McNair , "They have different personalities and management styles, but both are passionate about football and the NFL. They're respected voices who serve on league committees and believe they should do ...

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Former Mets Employee Sues Team

Former Mets Senior VP/Ticket Sales & Service Leigh Castergine yesterday sued the club in N.Y. district court, alleging the Mets discriminated against her due to her pregnancy out of wedlock. Castergine specifically alleges Mets COO Jeff Wilpon over many months belittled and humiliated her, often ...

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Pegulas Win Bills With Deep Pockets, Hometown Rapport

Sabres Owners Terry and Kim Pegula's reported $1.4B bid for the Bills "was aggressive, the clear winner over the rest," so after the competing groups submitted their binding offers on Monday, the pace of the sale "quickened," according to Zremski, Graham & Precious in a front-page piece for th ...

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Bisciotti: Ravens Should Have Done More

Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti last night sent a letter to "personal seat license holders, suite owners and sponsors" stating the team "did not do all we should have done" to investigate Ray Rice's February arrest, according to a front-page piece by Childs Walker of the Baltimore SUN. Bisciotti wrote ...

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49ers' York Stands Behind McDonald Decision

49ers CEO Jed York yesterday said that he "does not have enough information to determine" whether DE Ray McDonald is "guilty or not following an arrest nine days earlier on suspicion of domestic violence," and that is why the club allowed McDonald to play in Sunday's opener, according to Cam Inman o ...

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Hawks' GM Ferry Will Not Resign

Hawks President of Baskeball Operations & GM Danny Ferry has "no immediate plans to resign following racist comments he claims to have read during a conference call regarding" potential free agent F Luol Deng in June, according to Chris Vivlamore of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Hawks co-Own ...

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Devon Still Jersey Sales Set Bengals Record

The Bengals late on Monday announced via their website that they were "donating all proceeds from sales" of DT Devon Still's jersey to pediatric cancer research, according to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. A team source said that less than 24 hours later, more of Still's black No. 75 jerseys had been "so ...

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Kings Launch Sports Marketing Company

Learn more about Crown Sports United With the business side of the NBA Kings "reinvigorated by new ownership, the team is launching its own consulting company to help outside clients sell sponsorships and burnish their brands," according to Dale Kasler of the SACRAMENTO BEE. T ...

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Nets Debut "We Are Brooklyn" Campaign

The Nets are launching a new "multichannel campaign dubbed 'We Are Brooklyn' that spans out-of-home, TV, web and social media content," according to Lauren Johnson of ADWEEK. Ads from the campaign will be seen "on subways, buses, taxis and MetroCards." The effort "plays up iconic locations in Brookl ...

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NBA Franchise Notes

In Las Vegas, Steve Carp reports the Clippers will hold training camp "for the first time in Las Vegas" this fall. The team will use UNLV's Mendenhall Center practice facility from Sept. 30-Oct. 4, and all practices "will be closed to the public." The Clippers will return to the city when they play ...

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Ravens' Decision Came After Brass Watched Video

The Ravens yesterday released RB Ray Rice, and coach John Harbaugh said that the decision came "after the team's decision-makers watched the video " of Rice "striking his then-fiancee Janay Palmer for the first time" yesterday, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Harbaugh: "It changed th ...

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