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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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07/18/14
Executive Transactions

NCAA National Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating JOHN ADAMS will retire following the '15 Final Four. Adams, who has held the position since '08, "worked in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to choose officials for the tourney, but perhaps his biggest role was bring ...

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07/18/14
Names In The News

Fox' JAY GLAZER will introduce MICHAEL STRAHAN at his Pro Football HOF induction on Aug. 2, while JOHN MADDEN will introduce RAY GUY and MARV LEVY will introduce ANDRE REED . DERRICK BROOKS , CLAUDE HUMPHREY and WALTER JONES each will be presented by one of their children. AENEAS WI ...

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07/17/14
Scott Gives Courageous Speech At ESPYs

STUART SCOTT has "never been better on television than he was last night" while accepting the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the '14 ESPY Awards, according to Chris Strauss of USA TODAY. Scott has battled cancer since '07, and in the introductory video that detailed his daily routine, viewers ...

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07/17/14
Executive Transactions

The Seahawks named Disney Interactive Assistant Chief Counsel ED GOINES  General Counsel & VP/Government Affairs. Goines served as General Counsel & VP/Business Affairs for the 49ers from '01-07, as well as in-house legal counsel for MLS ( Seahawks )....Clemson Univ. named BARBARA KEN ...

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07/17/14
Names In The News

USA TODAY's Brent Schrotenboer reports after being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, LANCE ARMSTRONG "suddenly faces an increased risk of losing something far more tangible -- his personal fortune." It could "all hinge on what happens in the next few months, especially after an ominous ...

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07/16/14
Twitter Sports Head Geoff Reiss Leaves Company

Learn more about Twitter Twitter Head of Sports Partnerships GEOFF REISS last night announced on his Twitter feed that he is leaving the company effective yesterday, an abrupt end to a tenure with the social media platform that began less than 11 months ago. The former PBA CEO, Rei ...

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07/16/14
Renney Named Hockey Canada President

TOM RENNEY yesterday was named Hockey Canada President & CEO, and he is a "respected hockey man, and his decades of experience at the amateur, international and professional levels ultimately made him" the NGB's choice to replace BOB NICHOLSON , according to Stephen Whyno of the CP. Hockey Ca ...

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07/16/14
Minding My Business With Sporting KC's Chris Flynn

Name : Chris Flynn Position : Sporting KC Manager of Group Sales & Sporting Club Network Age : 29 Where I’m from : San Jose Where I call home : K.C. Focusing on right now : Securing the team's 50th straight sellout. ...

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07/16/14
Executive Transactions

The Big East Conference named former NBA Exec VP/Basketball Operations STU JACKSON Senior Associate Commissioner/Men’s Basketball, effective July 28 ( Big East )....Universal Sports Network named Fearnet VP/Affiliate Sales MIKE SEVERINO to the newly created position of VP/Distribution Str ...

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07/16/14
Names In The News

Former NFLer CHRIS KLUWE yesterday said that he "plans to file a lawsuit" against the Vikings in hopes that the team will "release the findings of its six-month investigation into special teams coordinator MIKE PRIEFER ." Kluwe said the team is "reneging on a promise" to provide the results. The ...

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