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Bucks' New Owners Committ To Adding Local Investors To Group

04 / 18 / 14

Speculation about investors "with Wisconsin ties" buying into the Bucks "may still come true despite Herb Kohl’s plan to sell the team " for $550M to N.Y.-based Fortress Investment Group co-Founder Wesley Edens and Avenue Capital Group Chair & CEO Marc Lasry, according to Rich Kirchen of ...

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Franchise Notes

In Indianapolis, Mike Chappell notes the Colts plan to "replace the large picture" of former S Antoine Bethea "hanging on the outside wall" on the south side of Lucas Oil Stadium with one of QB Andrew Luck. Bethea as a free agent signed with the 49ers, and the banner transition is "expected to take ...

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Dolan Insists Jackson Will Have Control Of Knicks

Phil Jackson "was the main attraction" during the Knicks' press conference yesterday introducing him as the team's new President, but the "star of the show turned out to be the team's owner, James Dolan," according to Chris Herring of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Dolan spoke with "surprising c ...

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Reactions To Jackson Heading To New York

Phil Jackson yesterday "sounded very committed" to his new role as Knicks President, and observers "could tell he's not taking this job half-heartedly," according to Chris Broussard of ESPN. Jackson "understands that here in New York, you can't come into this thing half-stepping." Broussard: "You ne ...

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Jim Irsay Enters Treatment Facility

Carlie Irsay-Gordon, the daughter of Colts Owner Jim Irsay, will "fill her father's role" with the franchise after he "entered a treatment facility" Monday, according to Stephen Holder of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Irsay will stay at the facility "for an undetermined length of time" following his a ...

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MLB Giants Wary Of Players With PED Pasts

The MLB Giants are "gravely concerned with their image and clubhouse cohesion," and President & CEO Larry Baer recently "sounded notes of caution when it comes to acquiring drug-tarnished players," according to Bruce Jenkins of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Baer said, "I'd say we take it on a ca ...

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Knicks Officially Introduce Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson this morning was formally introduced as Knicks President during a press conference at MSG. Jackson signed a five-year deal with the franchise and will be in charge of all basketball decisions. Knicks Owner James Dolan said he will "willingly and gratefully" cede control of the team to J ...

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Brewers' Attanasio Sits Down For Q&A

Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio said one of the reasons he decided to by the team was because baseball "has always been a passion of mine," according to a Q&A with Ken Rosenthal of FOXSPORTS.com. The following are excerpts from the interview: Q : Why did you decide to buy a baseball team? Att ...

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Browns' Management Structure Was One Of A Kind

The Browns' organizational structure under former CEO Joe Banner "wasn't just 'cumbersome,' as owner Jimmy Haslam described it," but "the only one of its kind" in the NFL, according to Kevin Kleps of CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. An analysis of the setups of the league's 31 other teams found ther ...

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Jackson To Sign On With Knicks

Basketball HOFer Phil Jackson "will take over the running of the Knicks' basketball operations department" from President & GM Steve Mills, according to Shelburne & Broussard of ESPN N.Y. A source earlier last week said that Mills "will remain an integral part of the organization." Sources s ...

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Seahawks Raise Season-Ticket Prices

The Seahawks on Friday announced that they will "increase season-ticket prices" by just less than 12% for the '14 season, according to Jayson Jenks of the SEATTLE TIMES. The team said that the average price "will increase from $99 to $111 per game" for 70% of season tickets. The Seahawks "sold ...

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