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FCC Refuses To Block Dan Snyder Radio Station License Renewal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The FCC has “dismissed an attempt to block the broadcast license renewal of a radio station that belongs” to Redskins Owner Dan Snyder ( WASHINGTON POST, 12/19 ). An activist attorney was “seeking to strip” the license of a Virginia radio station “because the outlet...

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Orlando City's Rawlins Still A Fan First

MLS expansion club Orlando City SC has "built its identity around a loose, fun atmosphere," and everything from the unveiling of new jerseys to stadium groundbreakings to player signings "is a good enough excuse to throw a party," according to Paul Tenorio of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. There are few ...

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Franchise Notes

In Philadelphia, Joseph DiStefano reported local banker David Seltzer is the latest investor to "buy into the Union." Seltzer is the Principal & co-Founder of financial consulting firm Mercator Advisors, worked as a "past bond adviser" to the U.S. DOT, and chairs city-owned Philadelphia Gas Work ...

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Red Sox Spend Big With Ramirez, Sandoval

The Red Sox have "dramatically changed the look of their lineup and took some risks" during a "wild Monday" that saw the team come to agreements with both SS Hanley Ramirez and 3B Pablo Sandoval, according to Peter Abraham of the BOSTON GLOBE. Ramirez agreed to a four-year, $88M deal that includes a ...

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Bills Say Stadium Will Be Ready For Sunday

Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon prior to kickoff of Jets-Bills at Ford Field in Detroit last night said that "barring another act of God this week, Ralph Wilson Stadium will be ready to go for Sunday's game" against the Browns, according to Sal Maiorana of the ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONIC ...

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AHL Checkers Likely To Leave Hornets' Arena

The AHL Charlotte Checkers "have reached a tentative agreement with the Charlotte Regional Visitors' Authority to return to Bojangles' Coliseum beginning with the 2015-16 season, but the deal hinges on the City Council approving" $16M in renovations, according to Steve Harrison of the CHARLOTTE OBSE ...

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NFL Franchise Notes

In Detroit, Bill Shea noted the Lions yesterday "unveiled a new logo for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game" against the Bears. The game "is the 75th in its history" dating to '34. The new logo "will be used in marketing the game and on stuff such as the backdrops for interviews," but it "won't b ...

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Bills Plan To Practice, Play In Buffalo This Week

Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon yesterday morning said that after last week's snowstorm, there "are 'no red flags' preventing the team from practicing back in Buffalo this week and hosting the Browns next Sunday," according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. At this point, there "are ...

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Rockies Brass Conducts Twitter Q&A With Fans

The Rockies "opened up to their fans during a live chat on Twitter Friday afternoon," but Owner Dick Monfort, new GM Jeff Bridich and members of the coaching staff "played it fairly close to the vest," according to Patrick Saunders of the DENVER POST. It was "pretty thematic, but there wer ...

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Coyotes' Ownership Status On BOG Agenda

Coyotes GM Don Maloney said that he has "been told the Coyotes' ownership situation will be on the agenda" at the NHL's BOG meeting Dec. 8-9 in Boca Raton, according to Sarah McLellan of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. However, it is "unclear" whether or not the group "will give its approval" to Andrew ...

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Kings Get Salary-Cap Relief For Voynov

In L.A., Helene Elliott reported the Kings "got the salary-cap relief they had sought" when the NHL and NHLPA "agreed Friday to let them replace the salary of suspended defenseman Slava Voynov by using the long-term injury exception" in the CBA. The team "will continue to pay Voynov, whose salary ca ...

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