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Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic will launch his own website at DKonPittsburghsports.com ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 7/21 ). The Ashwaubenon, Wis., Village Board yesterday "unanimously approved" renaming a street Mike McCarthy Way in honor of the Packers coach within the ne...
Spencer Stolpen, president of the AAA Charlotte Knights, said the city decided not to submit a bid for an MLB expansion team this year because the population is not yet high enough to support a franch
The Raptors announced they have sold 6,400 season tickets, more than half of the 12,500 minimum set by the NBA in order for Toronto to keep the franchise. Of the sales, about 3,000 of those are the hi
Lawyers for former Rockies part owner Mickey Monus concluded their arguments in his case seeking $23M in compensation for his former 10% stake in the club. Monus sold his share for $300,000 in ''92 bu
Peter Ueberroth is reportedly one of the leading candidates to become minority owner and managing general partner of the Angels. The former commissioner, one of six Angel board members, "refused to di
With the remarks by Rams President John Shaw and the progress in negotiations, "Rams fever is building in St. Louis." Mayor Freeman Bosley, Jr.: "We''re extremely excited about the position we''re in.
Rams President John Shaw said yesterday that the club will choose from among three options -- staying in Anaheim, or moving to Baltimore or St. Louis -- over the next two months. Shaw: "We''d like to
The partnership headed by telecomm exec William Collins has "emerged as the clear front-runner" among the two potential ownership groups seeking an MLB franchise for Northern VA. One baseball official
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner defended the club''s decision to raise their top ticket price from $17 to $25 yesterday, noting it only affects 4,200 seats. Steinbrenner said it has grown "increasin
The marketing department of the NBA Champion Rockets has only sold a season ticket base of 8,600 and the team faces a crowd of only 9,200 for its second home game. Fran Blinebury writes, "There are so
A judge allowed a group of minority shareholders of Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. to join a lawsuit against the company. In a decision released yesterday in the Ontario Court, Justice John Ground said Jim D