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01/22/15
Judge Denies NHL Suit Against Jerry Moyes

The NHL yesterday "suffered another setback ... in its seemingly never-ending legal battle" over the Coyotes, as U.S. Bankruptcy Court Justice Redfield Baum "recommended that the league be denied almost all of its claim" of $145M in damages against former Owner Jerry Moyes, according ...

Tags: Franchises, Arizona Coyotes, NHL

01/22/15
Jets' Bowles, Maccagnan Make Good First Impression

In N.Y., Filip Bondy writes new Jets coach Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan yesterday “made strong first impressions during a press conference and informal gathering with reporters.” Bondy: “They seem like normal guys, decent bosses. They have no experience, however, in the jobs t ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL

01/21/15
Toronto FC Seen As Winner Of MLS Offseason

Toronto FC "has won" MLS' offseason "for the second straight year" with yesterday's signing of Serie A club Juventus F Sebastian Giovinco as a Designated Player, according to Kurtis Larson of the TORONTO SUN. Three days after signing F Jozy Altidore as another DP, TFC introduced Giovinco, who is "ex ...

Tags: Franchises, MLS, Toronto FC

01/21/15
Wrigley Rooftop Owners Sue Cubs, Ricketts

A group of Wrigley Field rooftop businesses yesterday in federal court sued the Cubs and Chair Tom Ricketts, accusing the team of "violating the terms of its revenue-sharing contract and trying to create a price-fixing scheme that would monopolize the market for game tickets," according to Jared Hop ...

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Chicago Cubs

01/21/15
Bowlen, Elway Both Support Hiring Of Kubiak

Gary Kubiak's introductory press conference yesterday as Broncos coach "felt more like a family reunion than a business exchange," in part because team Owner Pat Bowlen "would, and does, approve" of the hiring, according to Paul Klee of the Colorado Springs GAZETTE. Former Broncos VP/PR Jim Saccaman ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Denver Broncos

01/21/15
Dolphins Will Not Raise Prices For Upper Deck

In West Palm Beach, Hal Habib reports although the Dolphins will "aim to recover" part of their $400M investment for renovations to Sun Life Stadium by "raising some ticket prices next season, most prices in the upper deck will remain unchanged." Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel yeste ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL

01/20/15
Titans' Smith Says Team Not For Sale

Titans President & CEO Tommy Smith yesterday made it "very clear" that he does not plan to sell the and "called reports suggesting otherwise 'totally irresponsible,'" according to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. Smith said, "The team is not for sale. We are not entertaining any conversati ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Tennessee Titans

01/20/15
NBA Kings To Raise Price For Season Tickets

Half of the NBA Kings' season-ticket holders "are facing price increases" for next year, but the "timing is more than a little awkward" as many fans remain upset about the firing of coach Mike Malone and the team's 16-25 record midway through the season, according to Dale Kasler of the SAC ...

Tags: Franchises, Sacramento Kings, NBA

01/20/15
Nats, Scherzer Deal Includes $105M Deferral

The Nationals and P Max Scherzer yesterday agreed to a seven-year, $210M contract with provisions that take advantage of DC's "tax laws to save Scherzer money and keep the team’s present-day payments down via historic deferrals," according to sources cited by Jeff Passan of YAHOO SPORTS.  ...

Tags: Franchises, Washington Nationals, MLB

01/20/15
Fox, Pace Together Provide Optimism For Bears

It is unknown "how much first impressions will affect the heavy lifting" new Bears coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace have ahead in their effort to revive the Bears, but the duo "is off to a promising start," according to Dan Wiederer of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Fox was formally introduced during a pr ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Chicago Bears

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