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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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Suns' McDonough To Take Control From Babby

Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby's second contract in his current position "will expire at the end of July," after which he "will remain a part-time senior adviser" with the team, according to Paul Coro of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Suns GM Ryan McDonough "takes over as head of basketbal ...

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Glendale Set To Nix Coyotes' Lease Agreement

The City of Glendale late last night announced that its City Council will hold a special meeting today at 6:00pm PT to "cancel the professional management services and arena lease agreement between the City of Glendale and IceArizona," which purchased the Coyotes in '13 and now own 49% of the team. ...

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Cavs Expand Proximity Marketing Program

The Cavaliers have expanded their proximity marketing program for the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The program uses beacon technology to send messages to fans' mobile devices through the arena's mobile app for informational and commercial purposes. Those messages will be used during tomorrow n ...

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NFL Panthers Sign Young Fan To Contract

The NFL Panthers yesterday signed 6-year-old Braylon Beam to a "one-day coaching contract with the team, putting him on the field as honorary associate head coach" for the Panthers' Aug. 7 Fan Fest, according to Rachel Rollar of Charlotte-based WCNC-NBC. Panthers President Danny Morrison said of Bea ...

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San Diego Eyes December Vote For Stadium Deal

San Diego officials yesterday announced that a citywide vote on a possible new Chargers stadium "could happen as early as Dec. 15," a few weeks before the January window the NFL has "tentatively set for teams to apply for relocation" to the L.A. area, according to David Garrick of the SAN DIEGO UNIO ...

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AFL Outlaws Reorganizing Ownership

The AFL Las Vegas Outlaws are "suffering from growing pains on and off the field," as their ownership group is reorganizing with the business side of the operation having "failed to measure up," according to Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. There were "rumors that the team was on the verg ...

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Pistons' Tellem Set To Pursue Illitch Alliance

One of Arn Tellem's "first agenda items" when he takes over as Palace Sports & Entertainment Vice Chair in August is "to explore bringing the Pistons downtown from Auburn Hills," according to Terry Foster of the DETROIT NEWS. That would "likely mean a meeting" with Red Wings Owner Mike Ilitch ...

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Bucks New Uniforms Give Nod To Past

Bucks President Peter Feigin on Saturday "dropped the banner from high atop" a building overlooking Schliitz Park to unveil the team's new uniforms, and was "thrilled at the turnout, estimated by the team to be about 10,000 fans," according to Charles Gardner of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Feigi ...

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Falcons Season-Ticket Prices Up For New Stadium

Falcons season tickets for non-club seats at the team's new stadium "will cost from $55 to $175 per game, not including the required personal seat licenses," according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. By comparison, season tickets for similarly located non-club seats in the Georgia ...

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Blackhawks Have Become Class Of NHL

Eight years after Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz "inherited the team, the Blackhawks are a juggernaut, three victories from their third Stanley Cup championship in six seasons," as well as the "most popular hockey team" in the U.S., according to Ben Strauss of the N.Y. TIMES. That claim is supported " ...

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