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04 / 24 / 14

Paul McCartney today announced he will play the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14. The S.F. venue also played host to  The Beatles ' final live concert in '66 ( Paul McCartney ). Free agent WR Miles Austin has been eliminated from the World Poker Tour Championship in ...

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The Daily's Hot Reads For Thursday: Giving You Back Your Name?

Under the header, " Bring Back The NBA To Seattle, But Don't Call Them The Sonics ," the SEATTLE TIMES' Don Shelton writes, " Clay Bennett and the NBA (ever sympathetic toward loyal fans) left the SuperSonics name behind. Understandably, everyone assumes that any new Seattle franchise will be calle ...

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Jacobs Family In Discussions About Bills

Members of the Jacobs family, which owns the Bruins and Delaware North Cos., are "deeply engaged in discussions about the future" of the Bills, but a "key member would not say whether they would make an offer for the team," according to a front-page piece by Stephen Watson of the BUFFALO NEWS. Delaw ...

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Rivalries Highlight CBS' Thursday NFL Package

The NFL revealed the '14 regular-season schedule last night, and for CBS' inaugural "Thursday Night Football" slate, the league on paper delivered a "much stronger package than they gave the NFL Network in previous years," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The schedule "features 14 divisional ...

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Selig Defends Ricketts Family

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday "came out swinging" on behalf of the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs, who he believes is "being treated unfairly by the Chicago media in their battle with rooftop owners," according to Paul Sullivan of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Selig said he will do "whatever is ...

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SBJ In-Depth: Sports Business Awards

As a preview for the annual Sports Business Awards, presented by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, we will introduce you to the finalists across 15 categories. We will also highlight the winner of the SBJ/SBD Lifetime Achievement Award. The SBAs recognize the top teams and leagues, sp ...

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Phelps' Swimwear Brand Unknown

Michael Phelps is returning to the pool today , but no one knows what he is going to wear. The Olympic swimmer's endorsement deal with Speedo ended at the end of last year, and they have parted ways. He had worn Speedo in competition since signing with the company in '01. Speedo confirmed that the ...

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C$17,975  – Amount by which the CFL Roughriders' '13 payroll of C$4,417,975 exceeded the salary cap. The Roughriders are the only team in the league over the cap and "will be penalized one dollar for each dollar they were over" ( TSN.ca, 4/23 ).

Leipold: Wild Could Turn Profit With Series Win

Wild Owner Craig Leipold dealt with losing money since taking over the franchise in '08, including $30M in '12-13, but said that the team this season is "regaining some of its financial footing and will easily turn a profit if it reaches the second round of the playoffs," according to Sid Hartman of ...

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PGA Tour Has Issue With Player Opportunities

The PGA Tour is "facing a problem as a good number of players who advanced through the Web.com Tour finals last September are not finding spots in tournaments," according to Bob Harig of ESPN.com. While the Tour is about offering playing opportunities, it also is about "putting on a show, about sell ...

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