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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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Nike Eyes Boarder Market

The "strategic importance of the [skate shoe] niche," which is "one of the few fast-growing categories in an otherwise-stagnant U.S. sneaker trade," has not been "lost on Nike," according to a front-p

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Fox Wins 11 Sports Emmys

Fox Sports won 11 Sports Emmys at last night''s National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) awards presentations in N.Y. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER''s Andrew Grossman notes Fox'' "closest compe

Tags: ABC, Baseball, Basketball, CBS, ESPN, Football, Hockey, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

A's Ready To Stay At Coliseum

After more than a year "of uncertainty," the A''s have negotiated a tentative lease deal that "would keep the team in Oakland at least for the next five years," according to Matier & Ross of the S.F.

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Liberty Bowl Payouts

The Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL''s Phil Stukenborg reported that the AXA Liberty Bowl "paid the University of Louisville and Brigham Young University a record $1.33 million each for participating in las

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Critics On Cablevision's Rebate

Cablevision announced yesterday that it will give subscribers rebates of at least $0.55 for each month they are not able to watch Yankees games carried by the YES Network. Multiple sources put the cos

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Media Notes

ROCKIN'' ROBIN: Robin Roberts was formally named to anchor "Good Morning America." Roberts "will remain a contributor" to ESPN (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 4/24) NFL DRAFT: USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke reports E

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Beckham Seeks Image Rights

Manchester United MF David Beckham "has reportedly been haggling with his club ... for the right to establish a separate ''image rights'' contract to run alongside his player''s salary," according to

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Melvin Sells Interest In Bats

The Greensboro NEWS & RECORD''s Bill Hass reported that former Single-A South Atlantic League Greensboro Bats Managing Partner Jim Melvin "has divested his financial interest in the team to concentrat

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Duke's Williams Opts For Draft

Duke Univ. junior G Jason Williams will forgo the remainder of his collegiate eligibility and enter the ''02 NBA Draft in June. Williams has selected CA-based BDA Sports Management''s Bill Duffy as hi

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League Notes

LAWSUIT: In Chicago, Art Golab reports that a lawsuit will be filed today in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of Elizabeth Hahn of La Grange Park, who "suffered brain injuries after she was struck

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