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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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A June 30 ruling by the MLB committee adjudicating the Orioles-Nationals dispute over MASN media-rights fees "favored the Nationals," who currently receive $29M per year under their contract with the RSN and "wanted it bumped up to somewhere between" $100-120M per year, according to Eriq Gardner o ...

Tags: Media, MASN, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, MLB

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USA Basketball Signs Three New Sponsors

USA Basketball has signed three new marketing deals with Samsung, Hospital for Special Surgery and Diageo. The deals run through '16. The NBA markets USA Basketball, and Samsung and Diageo are both league sponsors. Each of the new partners will activate around USA Basketball’s traini ...

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Executive Transactions

Puma promoted CIO LARS RADOOR SOERENSEN to COO, replacing ANDY KOEHLER , "who only joined Puma a year ago" but is "stepping down for personal reasons." Soerensen also previously held roles with Espirit, adidas and Lego ( REUTERS, 7/29 ). Meanwhile, Nike promoted Senior Commercial Dir of Nike Golf ...

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SMU Sees $350K In Beer, Wine Sales For Hoops

SMU sold "nearly $350,000 in beer and wine at basketball games last season, far outpacing sales for other concessions," according to Melissa Repko of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The boost in sales from beer and wine "suggests SMU could see sizable increases in revenue when it expands sales this fall to ...

Tags: Colleges, AAC

Falcons Present Complete Stadium Design To GWCCA

The Falcons yesterday "presented complete design plans for their new stadium" to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority BOD and "declared the project on track to open as scheduled in less than three years," according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Falcons President & CEO ...

Tags: Facilities, Atlanta Falcons, NFL

Bills Receive Three Bids For Team Before Deadline

Morgan Stanley "received only three bids in total" for the Bills by yesterday's 5:00pm ET deadline -- Sabres Owner Terry Pegula, Donald Trump and the Toronto-based group led by Jon Bon Jovi, MLSE Chair Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family, according to a source cited by John Kryk of QMI AGENCY. For ...

Tags: Franchises, Buffalo Bills

Report: LeBron To Visit Miami For Xmas Game

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, ABC

Vin Scully To Return For '15 Season

Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully yesterday announced that he is "coming back next year" for his 66th season with the club, according to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. Scully, who turns 87 in November, in a statement said, "Naturally there will come a time when I will have to say goodbye, but I've sou ...

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Brooks Sports Adds Concept Store At New HQ

See the listing for BROOKS SPORTS Brooks Sports in August will open its “new global headquarters” near downtown Seattle, and the venue “ will include the opening of the brand’s first retail location , which occupies a prominent spot on the building’s ...

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