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Celtics See Drops In TV Ratings, Secondary Ticket Prices As Bruins Business Surges

04 / 16 / 14

The Celtics and Bruins find themselves "on diverging paths of fortune," and signs of their "skewed trajectories are written on the faces of fans and the bottom lines of businesses from Sportsworld to TD Garden," according to a front-page piece by Bob Hohler of the BOSTON GLOBE. The Celtics have play...

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03/06/95
VANCOUVER'S GRIFFITHS DIPPING IN THE RED?

Grizzlies/Canucks owner Arthur Griffiths may be having "cash flow problems," according to William Houston of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Griffiths owes the NBA $112M for the Grizzlies'' franchise fee (p

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03/06/95
NORTHERN VIRGINIA MINORITY INVESTOR MAKES BID FOR PIRATES

Homestead Baseball, a group of African-American investors headed by Herndon, VA, venture capitalist Robert Johnson, has made a $100M bid to buy the Pirates, according to this morning''s WASHINGTON TIM

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03/06/95
FLAMES' CLUB SEATS NEXT YEAR TO DISPLACE TICKET HOLDERS

The Flames are launching a campaign to "salve" and "quel" the anger of season ticket-holders who will be displaced by renovations at the Calgary Saddledome, desgined to give the Flames 1,400 new club

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03/03/95
RAMS UPDATE: SAVE THE RAMS PUTS IN LAST-DITCH EFFORT

Leaders of Save the Rams met with NFL execs Wednesday "amid signs that the league won''t rubber stamp" the team''s move to St. Louis. Anaheim City Manager Jim Ruth, local businessman Wayne Wedin and f

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03/03/95
CHEN TABBED AS POTENTIAL INVESTOR FOR ROUGH RIDERS

Chicago Restauranteur Horn Chen is expected to make an offer for the Ottawa Rough Riders, just days after AL-based businessman Elliot Maisel declined to buy the team because of its large debts, accord

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03/02/95
GLAZERS FEEL GOOD ABOUT MEETING

Malcolm Glazer and his sons Joel and Bryan came away from yesterday''s meeting with the NFL''s Finance Committee "optimistic they will be approved to buy the Bucs" for $192M later this month. Joel Gla

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03/02/95
BREWERS MAY LOOK TO PUT UECKER IN THE FRONT ROW

In an effort to "help sell what has been the last-place club the past two years," the Brewers may use long-time broadcaster Bob Uecker in the team''s TV spots. Uecker has been doing spots for the IHL

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03/02/95
BICKERSTAFF'S NEW NUGGETS ROLE WAS NO DEMOTION FOR LEIWEKE

Despite reports characterizing Nuggets President Tim Leiweke''s reassignment last week as a step down, today''s DENVER POST describes the change as "hardly a demotion." Leiweke now shifts from "overse

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03/02/95
CFL ISSUES "FINAL" DEADLINE FOR RIDERS/POSSE

The CFL extended their Tuesday deadline yesterday issuing another "final" deadline "in an attempt to sell the floundering" Rough Riders and Posse. However, despite "the ultimatum," the franchises "are

Tags: CFL, Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

03/01/95
RIDERS IN A STORM: 119-YEAR-OLD FRANCHISE NEARING THE END?

The Ottawa Rough Riders lost their most promising ownership candidate yesterday when AL-based businessman Elliot Maisel reconsidered a tentative deal to buy the club after looking at a league audit, a

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