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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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NASCAR Teams Benefit From OrthoCarolina

Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing have all "formalized agreements" with OrthoCarolina to "treat and prevent nagging injuries and also handle major injuries as needed," according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The pact gives Ortho ...

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Braves Set To Name Mixed-Use Developers

The Braves as soon as this week are expected to announce a "deal with the development team that will oversee" a $400M mixed-use development near their new Cobb County ballpark. Sources said that the club "will tap a joint venture team" that includes Fuqua Development, Pope & Land Enterprise ...

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Pipe Break Affects UCLA's Pauley Pavilion

A "massive pipe break" yesterday flooded UCLA and surrounding areas with "millions of gallons of water and threatened the near-term use of Pauley Pavilion." UCLA officials last night said that they "would be unable to determine whether athletic teams would be able to use Pauley Pavilion this se ...

07/30/14
World Cup Helps Drive Up Twitter Usage

Twitter reported average monthly users were 271 million as of June 30, up 24% from a year ago, "beating Wall Street analyst estimates of 265 million monthly active users for Q2." Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on the Q2 earnings call "highlighted the 2014 FIFA World Cup as driving up Twitter usage," but ...

07/30/14
60,000 On Hand For ManU-Inter Milan

A crowd of 61,238 attended the Manchester United-Inter Milan Guinness Int'l Champions Cup match at FedExField, where the "scene before kickoff was light and festive." Ticket holders in the upper deck were "allowed to move closer at no extra charge," and "some said they received free tickets." The st ...

07/30/14
Laugh Track....Canadian Bacon

Actor  Daniel Radcliffe  appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night and talked about being in Toronto and having trouble getting a visa to enter the U.S. Radcliffe said he eventually "drove to Buffalo and we got through the border at Buffalo. It was all official. We didn't sneak in." ...

07/30/14
Final Jeopardy....

“Who is Venus?”

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Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Days Of The Week.” “In Spanish and French, the word for Friday comes from Latin for ‘Day Of’ this goddess.”

07/30/14
Night Moves....Diamond Dogs

Last night's 1:00am ET edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led with four MLB game highlights, followed by UCLA's Pauley Pavilion being flooded and a WNBA Sparks-Mercury recap. Last night's 1:00am ET edition of FS1's "Fox Sports Live" led with nine MLB game highlights, followed by more MLB news and ...

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Today's Events....

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig celebrates his 80th birthday. Tickets to the Sept. 6 Mexico-Chile int’l friendly at Levi’s Stadium go on sale to Earthquakes season-ticket holders, Levi’s Stadium SBL owners and Visa account holders. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Frid ...

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