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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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FRANCHISE NOTES

The St. Paul, MN, City Council "gave its blessing" Wednesday night to preliminary plans "to overhaul the Civic Center" to attract an NHL team (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/9)....In New York, Jim Dwyer

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01/09/97
POHLAD OFFERS 49% STAKE OF TWINS TO STATE FOR STADIUM HELP

The Twins yesterday unveiled a proposed ballpark partnership in which Owner Carl Pohlad would contribute 49% of the team''s stock to the state in return for assistance on stadium financing and a 30-ye

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01/09/97
GET ON THE BUSS? LAKERS BOSS INTERESTED IN BUYING DODGERS

Lakers Owner Jerry Buss is the latest to express interest in buying the Dodgers, according to Hiltzik, Bates & Cooper of the L.A. TIMES, who note, Buss "has never hid his interests in expanding his ho

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/08/97
BUSINESS FIRST OF BUFFALO LIST AREA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL

The Bills are the fourth most influential institution in the Buffalo area, according to the BUSINESS FIRST OF BUFFALO''s bi-annual list of the 100 "Most Influential Institutions in Western N.Y." The B

Tags: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Franchises

01/08/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Basketball Hall of Famer Carol Blazejowski was named VP & GM of N.Y.''s WNBA team (MSG). Blazejowski, on the WNBA''s prospects: "I think it will be a thriving business enterprise. I think we''ll build

Tags: Cablevision, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, WNBA

01/08/97
SCHOTT PUTS RED FOR SALE SIGN ON CONTROVERSIAL DEALERSHIP

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Franchises, General Motors

01/08/97
SPECULATION BEGINS OVER POTENTIAL DODGER SUITORS

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01/07/97
ARE SOME NFL OWNERS A TAD UPSET OVER EXPANSION SUCCESS?

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Tags: Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Time Warner

01/07/97
DESPITE DISAPPOINTING SEASON, RAVENS FANS STAY IN NEST

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, NFL

01/07/97
THE END OF AN ERA AS O'MALLEY PUTS DODGERS ON THE BLOCK

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