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Miller Lite Renews Deal To Sponsor New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 14

New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials on Friday announced that Miller Lite has extended its deal to sponsor the track for another three years. The deal keeps Miller Lite as the "Official Beer Sponsor of New Hampshire Motor Speedway" through the '17 racing season. NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski , wh...

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Charlotte's USL Pro Team Changes Hands

A group led by MLL Charlotte Hounds President & Managing Partner Jim McPhilliamy has acquired the rights to the city’s USL Pro franchise from the Charlotte Eagles. The club will be renamed the Charlotte Independence and treated as an expansion franchise by both ownership and the league. Mc ...

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Franchise Notes

In Buffalo, Tim Graham notes the NFL Finance Committee yesterday “unanimously recommended" Kim and Terry Pegula "to be the team’s next owners.” The transfer of ownership from the trust of late Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Jr. to the Pegulas “should happen when NFL owners vote at ...

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Vikings: We Made A Mistake With Peterson

The Vikings announced around 2:00am ET this morning that they have placed RB Adrian Peterson on the "exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which will keep him away from the team while the legal process involving his child abuse case plays out," according to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis STAR ...

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NFL Could Intervene In Greg Hardy Case

The NFL is "considering intervening" in Panthers DE Greg Hardy’s domestic abuse case, either to "advise the Panthers in the handling of it or to take action against Hardy," according to Joseph Person of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Panthers sources said that they have "not heard from the league and ...

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Atlanta Mayor Vows City Won't Lose Hawks

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed "insists the Hawks will stay in Atlanta even with the pending sale of the controlling interest in the franchise," according to Chris Vivlamore of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Reed yesterday said that the city will "play a role in finding a new owner." He added that he h ...

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CFL Argos Owner Addresses Potential Buyers

CFL Argonauts Owner David Braley acknowledged that he has been "approached by two new potential bidders" for the club, according to Curtis Rush of the TORONTO STAR. A prospective buyer two weeks ago "emerged with the idea of setting up the Argos as a not-for-profit corporation." The economic model w ...

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Selig Talks Mets Discrimination Suit, Payroll

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday during a press conference at Citi Field "grew agitated, argumentative and downright fiery during a highly entertaining question-and-answer session," as the "majority of the questions concerned the Mets’ on-the-field struggles and off-the-field confirmed par ...

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NBA Kings Experimenting With 3D Printing Technology

The NBA Kings have begun experimenting with 3D printers, making them what is belived to be the first team in the league to use the high-tech, potentially revolutionary process. The organization has teamed with Sacramento-based entrepreneurial group Hacker Lab to develop ways to deploy the technology ...

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Peter Guber To Buy OKC's Triple-A Team

Dodgers and Warriors co-Owner Peter Guber has completed a deal to acquire the Triple-A PCL Oklahoma City RedHawks from the company he leads, Mandalay Entertainment, and sign a new affiliation agreement between the RedHawks and Dodgers. The RedHawks had been affiliated with the Astros for the past fo ...

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Vikings Reinstate Peterson Despite Abuse Charges

Vikings GM Rick Spielman yesterday acknowledged that the images of the wounds RB Adrian Peterson "inflicted on his 4-year-old son with a switch were 'disturbing,'" but he said that the organization’s top decision makers "thought it was best to let the legal system run its course" before d ...

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