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U.S. Patent Office Denies Vegas NHL Team's "Golden Knights" Trademark Request

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 08 / 16

The Golden Knights’ trademark request "was denied" yesterday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because of a "'likelihood of confusion' with the registered mark" of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., according to Ben Gotz of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Saint Rose also uses the N...

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Sens' Melnyk Defends Himself Against Criticism

Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk in a letter yesterday wrote the Canadian government's decision to nix plans to hold an outdoor game on Parliament Hill was "'disappointing' but that it was not because of a 'shortage of effort' on his part to try to make it happen," according to Susana Mas of the OTTAW ...

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Cubs To Face Huge Demand For Convention Tix

The Cubs will face unprecedented demand from fans for tickets to their 32nd annual Cubs Convention, which are scheduled to go on sale Friday. The event, held Jan. 13-15 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, has traditionally been one of the most popular offseason fan conventions among MLB teams. However, t ...

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New Orleans Zephyrs Rebrand As Baby Cakes

The Triple-A PCL New Orleans Zephyrs yesterday rebranded themselves as the New Orleans Baby Cakes, a moniker that was "selected from a group of seven finalists following an online contest," according to Julie Boudwin of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. More than 3,000 submissions "were turned in by ...

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Virginia McCaskey Says Family Will Keep Bears

Bears Principal Owner Virginia McCaskey in her “first extensive interview” after years of requests revealed she is “confident the Bears will be owned by her heirs long after she is gone,” according to Dan Pompei of THE ATHLETIC. McCaskey said the team will remain in the famil ...

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Phil Jackson's Comments Sparks Controversy

The Knicks are 4-6 to start the season, and team President Phil Jackson "fully endorses the notion that if his platform doesn't pan out, he will assume responsibility," according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.com. Jackson: "I'm going to follow the plan and if it doesn't work out, it will be evident." ...

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Sashi Brown Says Browns Will Stick To Plan

Browns Exec VP/Football Operations Sashi Brown yesterday said that the NFL’s only winless team will "stick together, stick to its plan and eventually stick it to its skeptics," according to Nate Ulrich of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. Brown: "We always knew this was going to be a major challe ...

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Twins Expanding Analytics Department

The Twins have operated with a payroll of $97-113M in five of their seasons since moving to Target Field in '10, and the team does not "expect that to change, at least not right away" under a new front office, according to Phil Miller of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Twins Senior VP & GM Thad Le ...

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Ted Leonsis Buys Second AFL Team

The city of Baltimore will welcome a new AFL franchise, with the "deep pocketed" Monumental Sports & Entertainment ownership group "hoping to lure fans to Royal Farms Arena beginning in the spring," according to a front-page piece by Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. The franchise, which "d ...

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Franchise Notes

NFL.com's Dan Hanzus noted Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is "not impressed with the intimidation factor at Gillette Stadium." Speaking on ESPN Radio 710 Seattle, Carroll said, "It's not a great place. They weren't nuts. It's because they're so used to winning. There was a time when they kicked their l ...

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Sources: NFL Doesn't Want Raiders, Chargers Moving

The NFL "desperately wants to do something to prevent what looks like a near-fait accompli -- the Raiders moving to Vegas and the Chargers moving to be the second team" in L.A., according to a source cited by Peter King of THE MMQB. The Chargers in L.A. is "just not smart," as it would be "Clippers ...

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