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Mara Defends Giants' Handling Of Incident Surrounding Josh Brown

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 24 / 16

NFL Giants President & CEO John Mara this afternoon "issued an impassioned defense" of the way the team has handled the domestic violence-related suspension of K Josh Brown . Mara said, "There’s a tendency to try to make these cases black and white, they are very rarely black and white,...

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The attorney suing the Pro Football HOF and the NFL over this month's canceled HOF game, Michael Avenatti, "dismissed his Aug. 11 complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland while filing a similar one in U.S. District Court in California" seeking more than $5M in damages, according ...

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Wells Fargo Securities and investment firm Barclays Capital yesterday agreed to pay $25.6M to "resolve their part in the contentious dispute over who bears blame" for CURT SCHILLING 's "failed 38 Studios video-game venture." The joint settlement "might amount to the largest, single amount ...

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Real Salt Lake Breaks Ground On $50M Facility

Real Salt Lake yesterday held a "groundbreaking ceremony" for their $50M training facility and youth academy in Herriman, Utah, a project which "calls for eight soccer fields," according to Aaron Falk of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The fields "would be used" by RSL, their minor league club, the USL Real ...

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Giants Still Getting Scrutiny Over Brown Silence

On Long Island, Bob Glauber writes the "code of silence coming from the Giants" in the wake of K Josh Brown’s one-game suspension "is as mystifying as it is disturbing." Since last Wednesday the "only official comments by the organization have come" from coach Ben McAdoo, and the "stonewalli ...

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Europe Emerging As Market For MLB Talent

German-born Twins RF Max Kepler is "one of the top rookies in the sport and a representative of an emerging market for talent," as baseball is "increasingly looking to Europe for players," according to Mike Vorkunov of USA TODAY. There have been 44 German-born players in MLB history, but Europe "cou ...

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NASCAR-Themed Show Returning To Nick

Nickelodeon this afternoon will announce that it is bringing back its NASCAR-themed show for a third season, a score for the sanctioning body amid its broader youth push. "Hammer Down," which airs on Nickelodeon as part of its NickSports platform and is hosted by Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s granddaughter, ...

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Tom Brady Launches Line Of Healthy Snacks

ESPN.com's Darren Rovell noted Patriots QB Tom Brady on Monday "launched a line of snacks -- 12 1.4-ounce packages of organic fruit and nut combinations sold in a box -- for $50." The TB12 brand by yesterday afternoon had "already sold out" of the snacks ( ESPN.com, 8/23 ). CSNNE.com's Phil Perry ...

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TiqIQ Rebrands As TicketIQ

N.Y.-based ticket aggregator TiqIQ has rebranded itself as TicketIQ, part of a heightened consumer-facing profile for the company. TiqIQ originally formed in ’09 as a publishing platform focused on creating ticket listings, content and data for digital news outlets and blogs. But the company n ...

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Houston Considering Basketball Arena Name Change

The Univ. of Houston is "strongly considering naming its renovated basketball arena Fertitta Center," according to a source cited by Joseph Duarte of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. UH Board of Regents Chair Tilman Fertitta last month gave a $20M lead gift -- the "largest ever by an individual to t ...

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U.S. Gymnastics Appears On "The Tonight Show"

The five members of the Gold Medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team were guests on last night’s edition of NBC’s “The Tonight Show.” They joined host Jimmy Fallon and actor Donald Glover and played a game called “Hungry, Hungry Humans,” a life-s ...

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