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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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08/14/14
Franchise Notes

On Long Island, David Lennon noted Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner "was aware of the public stir created by the Yankees' decision to hold Derek Jeter Day on Sept. 7, a Sunday, rather than his actual finale in the Bronx, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25." Steinbrenner explained that ...

Tags: Franchises

08/13/14
Steve Ballmer Describes Vision For Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday closed on his purchase of the Clippers, bringing "an apparent end to the circus-like atmosphere surrounding the franchise," according to a front-page piece by Fenno & Rainey of the L.A. TIMES. Ballmer in an e-mail to fans "described a 'new era' for th ...

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Los Angeles Clippers

08/13/14
Bucks Promo Offers Discounts On '15-16 Season Tix

Bucks co-Owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens are offering fans who buy select full season tickets for the upcoming campaign the chance to receive the same tickets at no cost for the '15-16 season. The offer is part of the team’s new “Cheer The Future” promotion that requires fans ...

Tags: Franchises, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

08/13/14
Pirates Nearing Single-Season Attendance Record

Pirates President Frank Coonelly "feels confident" the team will "set a new record for single-season attendance this year," according to Karen Price of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW. The Pirates' single-season attendance record is 2,436,139, set in '01 during PNC Park's debut season. The club drew&n ...

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB

08/13/14
Browns Weighing Multiple Sites For Training Camp

There is a real chance the Browns "could move training camp" to the Univ. of Akron, but the school is not the only site the organization is "exploring when it comes to a potential off-site training camp home," according to Zac Jackson of FOX SPORTS OHIO. The Browns "sent a letter to multiple Co ...

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, NFL

08/13/14
San Antonio Effort With Raiders Not Rushed

San Antonio city officials had a "much more concerted effort to attract the Raiders than previously has been disclosed," according to documents cited in a front-page piece by Baugh & Orsborn of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Leading up to Raiders Owner Mark Davis' visit to San Antonio last month, ...

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders, NFL

08/13/14
Franchise Notes

The GLOBE & MAIL's Cathal Kelly reports the NBA "offered to drop" the $25,000 tampering fine it recently levied against the Raptors if the team "agreed to strip Drake of his title" of global brand ambassador. Thunder F Kevin Durant earlier this summer attended a Drake concert in Toronto, du ...

Tags: Franchises

08/12/14
Spurs Speak Out Against Raiders Relocation

Spurs Sports & Entertainment "would be against the Raiders, as they are currently structured, relocating to South Texas," according to sources cited by Orsborn & Baugh in a front-page piece of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Spurs shareholder Charlie Amato indicated that SS&E "harbors conc ...

Tags: Franchises, San Antonio Spurs, Oakland Raiders, NFL, NBA

08/12/14
Bucs Avoid Local TV Blackouts For '14

The Buccaneers for the second year in a row are "making the commitment to casual fans that there will be no local TV blackouts, with all 2014 home games available for local TV broadcast," according to Greg Auman of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. The NFL's blackout rules state that a home game cannot be shown ...

Tags: Franchises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL

08/12/14
NHL Panthers: Current Biz Model "Not Sustainable"

NHL Panthers Vice Chair & Partner Douglas Cifu said he and team Owner Vinnie Viola are "here to make this franchise work in Florida," but added the team and BB&T Center "have lost a significant amount of money year over year for the last 10-plus years and the current business model is not su ...

Tags: Franchises, Florida Panthers, NHL

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