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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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WorldCom Effects For Industry

WorldCom''s financial crisis may cost the PGA Tour, CART and the IRL a "longtime sponsor," and "may even force" the MCI Center to be renamed, according to Rick Westhead of BLOOMBERG NEWS. If the compa

Tags: Football, Golf, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Motorsports, NFL, PGA Tour

Ming Goes To Rockets

After selecting Chinese 7-foot-5 C Yao Ming with the first overall pick in last night''s NBA Draft, the Rockets hope to make Ming "a force to attract Asian-American fans and endorsements from companie

Tags: Basketball, EA Sports, Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

Franchise Notes

TITANS: In Nashville, Brad Schrade reports Metro Law Dir Karl Dean yesterday "asked the [Titans] to agree to legal mediation to solve a 17-month dispute that has led to a lawsuit in which the team say

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Clippers, MLB, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Tennessee Titans

D Magazine Angers Tom Hicks

In the July issue of D magazine, an illustration of Stars/Rangers Owner Tom Hicks appears next to a headline, "Is Tom Hicks Going Broke?" In Dallas, Richard Alm writes Hicks is depicted in a "pauper''

Tags: Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Hockey, Media, Texas Rangers

Media Monitor

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with the pre-game memorial at Busch Stadium for P Darryl Kile, followed by Brewers-Cardinals and the return of Red

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Boxing, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, Football, Hockey, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBC, NFL, Seattle Storm, Media, St. Louis Cardinals, Walt Disney

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“There aren''t any vegetarians in our business. Everyone is a meat eater.” — Agent Ralph Cindrich, who is venturing into basketball (POST-GAZETTE, 6/26).

Nuggets Hold Open Tryouts

The DENVER POST''s Marc Spears reported that the Nuggets "will hold open tryouts for their summer league team at noon July 14 in the Pepsi Center parking lot."  The team will select three players from

Tags: Basketball, Denver Nuggets

NFL Cardinals Eye New Site

The city of Mesa "lost its status as the No. 1 choice for" the NFL Cardinals'' $350M stadium, as the AZ Tourism & Sports Authority (TSA) voted 6-2 yesterday "to entertain offers from other sites becau

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Facilities, Football

Attendance Tracker: WNBA

Today: WNBA announced attendance through June 25 compared to the same number of games last season. TEAM GAMES TOTAL AVG. % CAP. TOTAL AVG. % +/- Mystics 6 88,651 14,775 75.0% 86,462 14,410 2.5% Libert

Tags: Basketball, Cablevision, Connecticut Sun, Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, New York Liberty, Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics, WNBA

Facility Notes

PENS'' PLAN: In Pittsburgh, David Brown reports that on Monday, Penguins Owner Mario Lemieux "expects to receive a plan" from the Sports & Exhibition Authority (SEA) with details on "what kind of help

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Coca-Cola, Facilities, Football, Hockey, Horse Racing, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Penguins, The Sports Authority

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