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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 26 / 16

$137,500  – Amount Colts Owner  Jim Irsay  paid for  Prince 's "Yellow Cloud" electric guitar that he used in numerous concerts until the mid-90s ( AP, 6/25 ).

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ESPN's HQs Expansion

The "unstoppable growth of [ESPN''s] leviathan has engulfed" Bristol, CT, and Birch Street homeowners Michael and Louise Gebrian''s "once-quiet street," as the net''s new digital technology center "lo

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AFL Crush Name Debated

The AFL Colorado Crush "trademarked its new name ... two months before conducting a highly publicized name-the-team contest," according to Steve Caulk of the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. Caulk writes, "In var

Tags: Denver Broncos, Football, Franchises, Kroenke Sports Enterprises

League Notes

NHL: In Atlanta, Guy Curtright wrote while NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "cautioned teams to watch their spending this summer," Bettman''s plea "fell on deaf ears with at least two teams, both of whic

Tags: AHL, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Stars, Miami Marlins, Hockey, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Major League Lacrosse, MLS, New York Rangers, NHL, Soccer

Media Monitor

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" (late due to MLB All-Star coverage) led with the "Century 21 Home Run Derby," followed by the MLB All-Star Game startin

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“Before I''m done, this system will be reformed, and then the next generation can live the way professional football does today because they had the courage and the vision to deal with their prob

New Ads Debut On AS Game

MasterCard will debut a spot during Fox'' telecast of the MLB All-Star Game tonight around its "Memorable Moments" MLB promo, according to Lewis Lazare of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The spot, via McCann E

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Turnstile Tracker: MLB AL

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Can MLB Find Labor Peace In Selig''s Backyard? The tone after yesterday''s MLBPA Exec Board meeting was fairly civil, and while the rhetoric still lingers, ESPN''s Peter Gammons senses optimism on bot

Mets Partner W/ Flushing Group

The Flushing Chinese Business Association and the Mets announced yesterday that they "would work together to entice Mets fans to cross the Flushing River and discover the many restaurants and shops in

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Names In The News

In Jacksonville, Devan Stuart writes that in DON WEISS'' upcoming book titled, “THE MAKING OF THE SUPER BOWL: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SPORTING EVENT OF THE CENTURY,” Weiss "chronicles the Su

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