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NYC FC Set To Introduce Lampard; Beasley Signs With Dynamo

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

NYC FC today is expected to introduce Frank Lampard as its new designated player signing as he joins the MLS expansion team following his career with EPL club Chelsea. The event "also will see Lampard taking part in a coaching clinic with local children" ( DAILYMAIL.co.uk, 7/24 ). Meanw...

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UI Trustees To Vote On Arena Renovation

The cost of renovating the Univ. of Illinois' State Farm Center could rise from $165M to almost $170M "pending approval from the UI Board of Trustees," who are meeting today in Chicago. Campus officials are asking for a $4.5M increase "in advance of putting the next bid package, set for Sept. 17, th ...

Night Moves....Street Fighter

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U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken today will preside over a "preliminary approval hearing" for a newly revised version of the proposed NCAA video-game settlement. Wilken will discuss the combined $60M settlements: $40M from Electronic Arts and $20M from the Collegiate Licensing Company. If ...

Twitter Me This....

L.A. Times’ Sam Farmer : “So Manchester United just beat the Galaxy, 7-0. Not bad, I must say, LA holding them to a touchdown.” USA Today’s Jeff Gluck : “I never DVR live sports bc all I care about is the results. @FOXSports1 needs to drop the dela ...

Laugh Track....Positive Reinforcement

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon : “A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for a banned substance. Officials say it's either steroids or whatever has helped the queen live to be 188 years old” ( “The Tonight Show,” NBC, 7/23 ). ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel : &ld ...

Final Jeopardy....

“Who is Katniss Everdeen?”

Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Literary Heroines.” “Fittingly, this character is named for a plant also known as arrowhead that belongs to the genus Sagittaria.”

U.S. To Host CONCACAF Women's Tourney

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USSA Sponsor Summit Kicks Off

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