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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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CSNPHILLY.com's Jim Salisbury reported word is "beginning to circulate in well-placed baseball circles" that the Phillies have longtime MLB exec Andy MacPhail "on their radar as a potential new leader of the franchise." It is "not clear what role MacPhail would have if he were to join the Phill ...

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Coyotes Granted Injunction Against Glendale

A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court judge on Friday granted the Coyotes' request "for a temporary injunction to keep Glendale from killing their arena deal," according to Corey & Corbett of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Judge Dawn Bergin "granted the motion for a temporary injunction and set anothe ...

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Coyotes Plan Counter To Glendale Vote

The Coyotes on Thursday said that they were "moving swiftly to counter Glendale's vote" this week to terminate the 15-year, $225M agreement to operate Gila River Arena, according to a front-page piece by Peter Corbett of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Coyotes President & CEO Anthony LeBlanc on a c ...

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Tellem Reiterates Pistons Plan To Stay At Palace

Incoming Palace Sports & Entertainment Vice Chair Arn Tellem on Thursday in his first interview with the Detroit media "made it clear ... that his first order of business will NOT be moving the Pistons" from the Palace of Auburn Hills to Red Wings Owner Mike Ilitch's new arena in Detroit, accord ...

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White Sox Predict Selling More Tickets Than In '14

The White Sox predicted that they "will sell 250,000 more tickets this season than in 2014 and end an eight-year slide in paid attendance," but they are "unlikely to pay any ticket fees" to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which owns and operates U.S. Cellular Field, according to Danny Ecke ...

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Number Of Black Hockey Fans In Chicago Growing

Hockey "long has been considered a white man's sport," but statistics and black hockey fans in Chicago "say that's changing," according to a front-page piece by Shannon Ryan of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Nielsen-owned research firm Scarborough indicated that African-American fans "have the highest gr ...

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Crew To Do Away With Gold Uniforms

The Crew’s gold jersey in '16 "will give way to one reflecting the city’s flag," according to a source cited by Adam Jardy of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. That means the black and gold "will be joined by red, green and multiple shades of blue on a predominately white jersey." As a result, the ...

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Glendale Officially Nixes 'Yotes Agreement

The Glendale City Council last night voted 5-2 to void the 15-year management and arena lease agreement with the Coyotes "just less than two years" after the city approved the $225M deal, according to a front-page piece by Corbett & Mitchell of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. The decision "creates uncer ...

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Royals Fans, Not Shenanigans, Behind ASG Voting

MLB President of Business & Media Bob Bowman said that there have been "no irregularities, no improprieties" in the All-Star voting process that currently has seven Royals players leading at their respective positions, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSPORTS.com. Bowman said of potential vote fi ...

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76ers Stop Using Wells Fargo Center Name

The 76ers have "decided to stop referring to the Wells Fargo Center by name in all news releases and on the team website because the financial institution chose not to become a business partner with the basketball franchise," according to Dan Gelston of the AP. The 76ers this season started referrin ...

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