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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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06/23/14
Talk Over NASCAR Schedule Tweaks Heats Up

NASCAR officials "have not ruled out changing race dates" for the '15 Sprint Cup Series, and many people this past weekend "wondered aloud ... if Road America and Iowa Speedway could land on the next schedule," according to the AP. There has "been little talk of adding new venues to the calendar," b ...

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06/23/14
Laurel Richie Discusses "WNBA Pride"

WNBA President Laurel Richie said the league's new "WNBA Pride" campaign that markets specifically to LGBT fans is "building on something that previously existed; this isn't a case of a marketing initiative starting 100 percent from scratch," according to Mechelle Voepel of ESPNW. Richie added, "Pa ...

Tags: WNBA, Leagues and Governing Bodies

06/23/14
Isner, Wawrinka Elected To ATP Player Council

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka and the highest-ranked American man, John Isner, have "been elected to the ATP Player Council" and will "serve two-year terms," according to the AP. Others "elected in the player vote" include Kevin Anderson, Gilles Simon, Jurgen Melzer, Sergiy Stakhovsky, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

06/20/14
Appeals Court Reinstates NFL Collusion Case

The NFLPA will get to argue that the NFL pulled a fast one in getting the union to agree in '11 to drop all legal claims at that time, including that the league had colluded to restrain salaries in '10 as a condition of signing the CBA. That was the finding of the 8th Circuit Court of appeals Friday ...

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06/20/14
NASCAR Prez Talks Format, Attendance

NASCAR President Mike Helton this week sat for a two-part interview with FS1's Danielle Trotta and addressed the state of the sport as the midpoint of the '14 season approaches. Trotta noted the new Chase format and knockout-style qualifying "have been the two changes everyone is embracing." He ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

06/20/14
Halep, Bouchard Lead WTA's New Faces

Women's tennis has "found its future," as the latest generation of young players is the one fans "have been waiting for, the one that can carry the sport" after Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova retire, according to Tom Perrotta of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. This group of players born in t ...

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06/20/14
League Notes

ESPN.com's Paul Lukas noted all NBA teams "will be wearing" the league logo on the back of their jerseys for the '14-15 season, as opposed to the front. A league official called it a "stylistic move" but declined to comment further. Lukas noted the move is "sure to fuel speculation that the NBA is p ...

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06/20/14
NBA Reiterates Plan To Have 30-Team D-League

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum reiterated the league's plan to have each of its 30 franchises become affiliated with its own D-League team. Speaking at Monumental Sports & Entertainment's first "Partner Summit" in DC Thursday, Tatum said he expects the number of D-League teams to grow from 1 ...

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06/18/14
Federer Leaving As ATP Player Council President

Roger Federer will not run for re-election as ATP Player Council President on Friday when the group meets in London. The move was confirmed by the ATP and Federer's agent, Tony Godsick. Federer has run the council, which advises the ATP and names the three player reps to the circuit’s BOD, sin ...

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06/17/14
MLS In Talks With El Paso Group

MountainStar Sports Group, which owns the Triple-A PCL El Paso Chihuahuas, yesterday announced it has had "preliminary and positive" talks with MLS about an expansion franchise in the city, according to a front-page piece by Aaron Bracamontes of the EL PASO TIMES. The city "could be the home" of an ...

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