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Charges Against Ahmad Brooks Mark The Latest Black Eye To 49ers' Image

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

49ers LB Ahmad Brooks will not play in Saturday's preseason game against Broncos after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, marking the "latest in a series of missteps for an organization trying desperately to regain footing," according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. 49ers GM Trent Baalke ...

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In Tampa, Ashley Gurbal Kritzer reports the Buccaneers this season are using the slogan "Siege the Day," a "reference to what team executive see as a potentially landmark season." There will be an "onslaught" of advertising, including "TV and radio spots, billboards, print ads, interactive digital a ...

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Bills' Brandon Replaces Black As Sabres President

The Sabres yesterday announced that Bills President Russ Brandon would take on the same role with the Sabres, the "strongest sign yet of the synergy that has steadily developed between the two franchises since October, when the Bills joined the Sabres under the ownership of Terry and Kim Pegula," ac ...

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Impact Add Former EPL Star Drogba

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End Coming For Tigers' Big-Spending Era?

Tigers execs this week in Tampa held internal discussions to "plot a strategy in advance" of Friday's MLB trade deadline, presumably about whether or not they are "ready to scale back the big-spending era," according to John Niyo of the DETROIT NEWS. Ilitch Holdings President & CEO Chris Ilitch ...

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Steelers Likely To Submit Super Bowl Bid

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Mets Offering Citi Cardholders Added Perks

The Mets have partnered with Atlanta-based mobile technology outfit Experience to offer exclusively to Citi cardholders preferred pricing and early access to seat upgrades at Citi Field for the duration of the ’15 season. Citi cardholders will receive a 75% discount on upgrade costs and acces ...

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Phillies Shifting Tix Sales Tactics To Digital

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Pistons Hope Player Hospitality Pays Dividends

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Redskins' Richmond Incentives Face Scrutiny

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Cal McNair Groomed For Texans Leadership

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