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08/14/14
NBA Denies Asking Raptors To Remove Drake

The NBA is refuting a report that "suggested the league offered to drop a tampering fine issued" to the Raptors if the club "removed Drake’s title of global brand ambassador," according to the CP. NBA Senior VP/Basketball Communications Tim Frank said, "At no point did we suggest his ti ...

Tags: Franchises, Toronto Raptors, NBA

08/14/14
Revolution To Include Away Game In Ticket Plan

The Revolution will have a new feature in their ’15 supporter-group season-ticket plans in which both the team’s away game at Red Bull Arena and round-trip bus transportation to that match will be included in the package. Team execs believe that this is the first time in any major U.S. s ...

Tags: Franchises, New England Revolution, MLS

08/14/14
Blackhawks To Nix "The Stripper" Song

Blackhawks President John McDonough said that the team's "long-standing" practice of organist Frank Pellico "playing 'The Stripper' while a woman participated in the second-intermission 'Shoot the Puck' promotion will stop," according to Mark Lazerus of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. A "recent online moveme ...

Tags: Franchises, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL

08/14/14
Franchise Notes

On Long Island, David Lennon noted Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner "was aware of the public stir created by the Yankees' decision to hold Derek Jeter Day on Sept. 7, a Sunday, rather than his actual finale in the Bronx, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25." Steinbrenner explained that ...

Tags: Franchises

08/13/14
Steve Ballmer Describes Vision For Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday closed on his purchase of the Clippers, bringing "an apparent end to the circus-like atmosphere surrounding the franchise," according to a front-page piece by Fenno & Rainey of the L.A. TIMES. Ballmer in an e-mail to fans "described a 'new era' for th ...

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Los Angeles Clippers

08/13/14
Bucks Promo Offers Discounts On '15-16 Season Tix

Bucks co-Owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens are offering fans who buy select full season tickets for the upcoming campaign the chance to receive the same tickets at no cost for the '15-16 season. The offer is part of the team’s new “Cheer The Future” promotion that requires fans ...

Tags: Franchises, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

08/13/14
Pirates Nearing Single-Season Attendance Record

Pirates President Frank Coonelly "feels confident" the team will "set a new record for single-season attendance this year," according to Karen Price of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW. The Pirates' single-season attendance record is 2,436,139, set in '01 during PNC Park's debut season. The club drew&n ...

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB

08/13/14
Browns Weighing Multiple Sites For Training Camp

There is a real chance the Browns "could move training camp" to the Univ. of Akron, but the school is not the only site the organization is "exploring when it comes to a potential off-site training camp home," according to Zac Jackson of FOX SPORTS OHIO. The Browns "sent a letter to multiple Co ...

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, NFL

08/13/14
San Antonio Effort With Raiders Not Rushed

San Antonio city officials had a "much more concerted effort to attract the Raiders than previously has been disclosed," according to documents cited in a front-page piece by Baugh & Orsborn of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Leading up to Raiders Owner Mark Davis' visit to San Antonio last month, ...

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders, NFL

08/13/14
Franchise Notes

The GLOBE & MAIL's Cathal Kelly reports the NBA "offered to drop" the $25,000 tampering fine it recently levied against the Raptors if the team "agreed to strip Drake of his title" of global brand ambassador. Thunder F Kevin Durant earlier this summer attended a Drake concert in Toronto, du ...

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