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Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Role With Liberty, Insists He Is "Activist For Equality"Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15
WNBA Liberty President and co-Owner Isiah Thomas said that he expected his hiring to be "met with furor because of the sexual harassment trial" in which MSG was ordered to pay more than $11M in damages, according to Marc Berman of the N.Y. POST. But Thomas has told friends for years that he "never f...
Oakland city and Alameda County officials are "turning to Al Davis to help them sell tickets to Raiders games," according to Susan Dowdney of the CONTRA COSTA TIMES. The plea is to have Davis help pro
Maryland Stadium Authority Chair John Moag told the Greensboro, NC, Rotary Club the Triad area is a possibility for an MLB team. Moag: "Owners aren''t looking to big-name cities any longer. They are l
The Bullets took out a half-page ad in Sunday''s Washington Post in an attempt to demonstrate their intent to sign highly sought-after free agent Juwan Howard. The ad included a letter from team Owner
Astros Senior VP Bob McClaren said yesterday the team will wait until the end of July before deciding whether to petition MLB to allow a move of the franchise, according to John Williams of the HOUSTO
ESPN''s Peter Gammons notes, "No one can accuse the Brewers or Orioles players of hypocrisy. Each group of players voted to refuse to stay at a Toronto hotel which was using replacement workers. In fa
With the "young, hip" 20-to-45-year-old crowd attending Nuggets and Avalanche games, Broncos fans have become part of a "graying generation" where the average season ticket holder is "fiftysomething,"
Randy Johnson, President of the Orlando Area Sports Commission, is talking to Orange County about investing $2M a year to bring the Bucs to Osceola County. One idea is for Orange County to build a tra
The Devil Rays named two investors to their ownership group: Gus Stavros, a "longtime Pinellas County businessman and philanthropist," has joined as a limited partner; and Mel Danker, a Fayetteville,
Although Philadelphia officials estimate about $45M will be spent in the city for the MLB All-Star Game, the game means "very little economically to the team" since most profits go to MLB, according t
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) told Nashville residents yesterday that no legislation will pass Congress that prevents the Oilers from moving to Nashville, according to John Williams of the HOUSTO