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Cleveland Hosting Bevy Of Big-Time Sporting Events Saturday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 14

Cleveland on Saturday "arguably will be the busiest sports city in America," as "all three pro sports venues downtown will host games simultaneously." There are a "variety of other events going on," so that there will be "as many as 100,000 people downtown at the same time." Progressive Field will h...

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Cards Roll Dice, Other Contenders Stand Pat

Perhaps the "most intriguing trade" that occurred Thursday before the MLB trade deadline belonged to the Cardinals, who "shook up their clubhouse by dealing away two of their most popular players" in RF Allen Craig and P Joe Kelly and "bringing in a fierce competitor" in Red Sox P John Lackey, accor ...

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Toronto Group's Status Uncertain In Bills Sweepstakes

The status of the Toronto-based group bidding for the Bills "turned mysterious late Thursday evening," according to John Kryk of QMI AGENCY. While evening reports confirmed that Sabres Owner Terry Pegula and developer Donald Trump "have been selected as finalists, indications were unclear regarding ...

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Bulls' Rose Admits To Tension With Front Office

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Minneapolis' MLS Pursuit Heats Up

Manchester City will play Olympiacos in the Guinness Int'l Champions Cup before an NASL Minnesota United-Ottawa Fury match at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, but the "biggest competition, with an undetermined endgame, remains the pursuit" of an MLS franchise in Minnesota, according to Andy Greder of t ...

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Golisano Reportedly Could Still Bid For Bills

Former Sabres Owner Tom Golisano was not among the three bids "known to have been submitted" for the Bills by the initial deadline Tuesday afternoon, but it "does not mean he won’t submit a bid in the future," according to a source cited by Jerry Zremski of the BUFFALO NEWS. The source said th ...

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Texans' McNair Withholding Judgement On Raiders

Texans Owner Bob McNair's opinion "will impact any team's move" to a different city as the Chair of the NFL's Finance Committee, and with the reports surrounding the Raiders , McNair is "withholding judgement until he knows all the facts," according to Tania Gangli of ESPN.com. McNair yesterday sai ...

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Glazers Selling Additional 5% Of ManU

EPL club Manchester United's majority shareholders, the Glazer family, yesterday announced plans to "sell 8 million shares," or about 5% of the club, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The sale of the Class A shares "would leave the Glazers" with about 85% of the club. The Glazers in '12 ra ...

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Stars' Business Seeing Boost After Playoff Appearance

The Stars took a significant step forward in ’13-14, making the playoffs for the first time since Owner Tom Gaglardi bought the team out of bankruptcy in ’11. The team followed up that milestone by adding veteran scorers Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to its young core. With the hope that ...

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NBA Could Change Draft Lottery As Early As '15

The 76ers are "against a proposal that would balance out the draft lottery as early as next summer," according to sources cited by Keith Pompey of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The 76ers for the second straight season are expected to field a roster "below NBA standards in order to guarantee losses ...

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Redskins Hire PR Firm To Run Moniker Website

The Redskins organization "hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur," according to John Clarke of REUTERS. The company "will run the website redskinsfacts.com," which was "launched this month and is billed as a grass-roots effort to defend ...

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