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Dipoto's Exit Is Latest Bad PR News For Angels, With Many Assigning Blame To Arte Moreno

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

The resignation of Angels GM Jerry Dipoto on Wednesday "brought an abrupt end to the tumultuous" tenure for the "forward-thinking executive whose numbers-based approach sometimes clashed with the supposedly set-in-his-ways [Mike Scioscia], baseball's longest-tenured manager," according to Mike DiG...

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Glendale Open To Renegotiation With Coyotes

The Glendale City Council yesterday decided it still "will not rescind its vote" to terminate the 15-year, $225M agreement to operate Gila River Arena , but the council "welcomes the idea of negotiating a better deal," according to Craig Morgan of FOXSPORTSARIZONA.com. Glendale interim Assistant Ci ...

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Titans' Underwood Stays On As Search Continues

The Titans have put their plans "on hold" to hire a new President & CEO, as interim Steve Underwood "will remain in the position throughout the 2015 season, at which time ownership will re-examine its position," according to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. Underwood, who initially retired ...

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49ers Relating To Millennials

As the '15 NFL season approaches, the 49ers are preparing for "how to relate" to millennials, who make up a generation that has been "raised on smartphones and instant information," according to Kevin Clark of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The team has consulted with experts ranging from Stanford Un ...

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Lions' Firestone Ford Enjoying Newfound Role

Lions Owner & Chair Martha Firestone Ford yesterday spoke publicly for the first time since the death of her husband, late team Owner William Clay Ford Sr., and she "expressed delight about the recent experience of being in charge," according to Josh Katzenstein of the DETROIT NEWS. She said, "W ...

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Twins Games 15 Minutes Shorter Than '14

In Minneapolis, Michael Rand noted Twins games are averaging 2 hours and 51 minutes this year, which is “a whopping 15 minutes” shorter than their '14 average. But in the last 23 games prior to yesterday, the Twins are “playing games in just under" 2:41, which is "a full 25 minutes ...

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Blackhawks Win Third Title In Six Seasons

The Blackhawks last night, for the first time in 77 years, "celebrated winning a Stanley Cup in Chicago" before 22,424 "delirious fans" at United Center, according to Chris Kuc of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Blackhawks RW Marian Hossa said, "We love this city, we love the crowd, they're spoiling us every y ...

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Bills Set New Season-Ticket Mark

Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon yesterday announced that the team has "set a new season ticket sales record" by passing 57,500, which "breaks the old mark" of 57,132 set in '92, according to Sal Maiorana of the ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE. With the franchise "safe and secure -- likely ...

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Barroway To Give Up Controlling Interest In Coyotes

The Coyotes are "in the process of reshuffling their ownership group, a move that would demote" Majority Owner & Chair Andrew Barroway "from his majority role less than six months after he purchased a controlling interest in the club," according to Sarah McLellan of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC.&nb ...

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Rams Using SM2 For Social Media Training

The Rams are partnering with L.A.-based Social Media Sports Management (SM2) to "educate and train players on using social media," becoming the "first NFL team to use the company's services," according to Jim Thomas of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The concept "includes a 60-minut ...

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WNBA Committee Still Reviewing Isiah

The WNBA's recently formed six-member BOG committee "still is reviewing" whether to approve new Liberty President Isiah Thomas as a part-owner of the team, according to Marc Berman of the N.Y. POST. If the Liberty's plan "falls, there’s no telling whether Thomas will stick it out as pre ...

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