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MLB Cardinals Terminate Scouting Dir Chris Correa Amid Hacking Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 06 / 15

The MLB Cardinals "have terminated the contract" of Scouting Dir Chris Correa as investigations "continue into alleged hacking " of an Astros database, according to Patrick & Goold of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Cardinals attorney James G. Martin confirmed the move, saying that Corre...

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Wirtz, Bettman Address Lightning's Tix Policy

Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz yesterday said that the team for any Stanley Cup Final games at United Center "will not respond in kind" to the Lightning's policies aimed at limiting ticket sales  to opposing fans, according to Mark Potash of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Wirtz: "A few years ago it didn ...

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Warriors' Lacob Not Focusing On Past

Warriors co-Owner Joe Lacob "hasn't been in front of the Warriors crowd" since he was "booed off the floor three years ago, and he won't go back until there's a championship trophy in his hands," according to Tim Kawakami of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. But Lacob said that he "isn't focused on past di ...

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Jets, Browns Adopt Variable Pricing

The NFL Jets have informed season-ticket holders that they will be "using a variable-pricing plan for home games this season," according to Kimberley Martin of NEWSDAY. The team "utilized variable pricing for individual game tickets last season, but this is the first time they're using it for season ...

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Franchise Notes

In St. Louis, Brian Feldt cited sources as saying that while the Rams' annual contracts with some employees and some advertisers "have run from May to May," they "have been changed, and now coincide" with the NFL's deadline to submit relocation bids. IT consulting firm Perficient Managing Dir of Mar ...

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Jeff Vinik's Vision Coming To Fruition

The Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Final begins tonight at Amalie Arena, and Tampa has "become a hockey city for now -- and, club executives hope, for the long term," according to Helene Elliott of the L.A. TIMES. The club is "becoming a bigger part of sports culture" in the city. Its "growth has ...

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Islanders Proactively Ease Brooklyn Transition

The Islanders yesterday announced a "series of initiatives designed to ease the transition and make everyone feel at home" in Brooklyn, according to Neil Best of NEWSDAY. Some "obvious ones" include "hanging the four Stanley Cup banners and retired jerseys in the Barclays Center rafters and ret ...

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Coyotes To Increase Payments To Glendale

Coyotes President & CEO Anthony LeBlanc said that the city of Glendale will receive a 17% increase "in the revenue it receives" from the team and Gila River Arena operations this year, according to Chris Johnston of SPORTSNET.ca. LeBlanc said that when the arena-management agreement was sig ...

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After Red Sox' Slow Start, Henry Defends GM, Manager

Red Sox Owner John Henry yesterday during an informal news conference at Fenway Park made "unequivocally clear" that team GM Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell "will not pay with their jobs" despite the team's AL East-worst 23-29 record to start the season, according to Peter Abraham of the BOS ...

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Browns Sign 9-Year-Old To One-Day Contract

The Browns yesterday signed 9-year-old Dylan Sutcliffe to a "one-day contract after his family told the Make-A-Wish Foundation he wanted to meet the team," according to Nate Ulrich of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. He was "diagnosed with ataxia telangiectasia, or A-T, a rare genetic disorder that affects ...

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Lightning's Ticket Policy Irks Blackhawks Fans

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