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Cavs' Altman Makes Presence Known With Irving Trade; Ainge, Celtics Going All In

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 17

The Cavaliers' trade of G Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for G Isaiah Thomas, F Jae Crowder, C Ante Zizic and a first-round pick satisfied the team's "short- and long-term goals of staying a championship contender in the now while saving for a rainy day" should LeBron James leave as a free agent next s...

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In St. Paul, Tom Powers noted the T'Wolves have "become a destination spot" for players. Powers: "It's also a shocking turn of events that I thought I'd never see." The team is among Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving's "four preferred destinations" for a trade. The face the T'Wolves have been "designated as ...

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Goodell Makes Surprise Visit To Gillette Stadium

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was a "surprise visitor" to Patriots Owner Robert Kraft's box at Gillette Stadium for Thursday's preseason opener against the Jaguars, according to Jim McBride of the BOSTON GLOBE. Goodell had been "touring several training camps this season, was in the area, and decid ...

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Heat Make The Move To Mobile-Only Ticketing

Fans attending Heat games at American Airlines Arena this coming season "will only be able to get through the gate with tickets on their phones," according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. The Heat are the first team in the NBA "with mobile-only entry." The T'Wolves and Cavaliers are among teams that h ...

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Indians' Dolan Praised For Approving Bruce Trade

The Indians' trade for Mets RF Jay Bruce on Wednesday added $3.7M to the team's payroll for the rest of this season, and manager Terry Francona said he hopes Indians Chair & CEO Paul Dolan is "getting a lot of credit" for green-lighting the move, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland PLAIN D ...

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A's Seek Fan Opinion On New Ballpark

The A’s on Thursday released an online survey asking fans “not only to rank the three sites under consideration” for a new ballpark, but “help decide how it should ‘feel,’” according to David DeBolt of the EAST BAY TIMES. The questionnaire “hints that ...

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Tigers Partner With Jack White For Vinyl Promo

Jack White's Third Man Records has partnered with the Tigers "for a limited-edition vinyl record" that will be "available only as part of a ticket package" to the Sept. 24 game against the Twins, according to Brian McCollum of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The blue-and-orange 7-inch was "manufac ...

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Franchise Notes

The Texans are holding training camp at West Virginia's Greenbrier Resort, and in N.Y., Ben Shpigel notes by "escaping the energy-sapping heat in Houston, the Texans believe they will train more efficiently, and with less strain on their bodies." Texans GM Rick Smith said that the measurements "glea ...

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Jeter, Mas Only Remaining Bidders For Marlins

Derek Jeter and MasTec co-Founder & Chair Jorge Mas have "made progress in assembling the financing needed to buy the Marlins," while the Wayne Rothbaum/Jeb Bush group has "quietly exited the race," according to sources cited by Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. The reason for Rothbau ...

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Draft Agreement For 'Canes Sale Goes To Lawyers

A draft agreement for the sale of the Hurricanes to a group led by former MLB Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg has been "given to lawyers for both sides for vetting," according to sources cited by Alexander & DeCock of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. There are still "hurdles for the deal to clear in ...

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Stars Publicly Oppose Texas Bathroom Bill

The Stars yesterday became the "first professional sports franchise to publicly oppose the Texas 'bathroom bill,'" according to Lauren McGaughy of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Stars President & CEO Jim Lites in a statement said, "The Dallas Stars stand strongly opposed to any legislation perceived a ...

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