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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Baseball, Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Columbus Crew, Football, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, Phoenix Suns

12/16/04
Executive Transactions

Michigan Racing Commissioner ROBERT GEAKE said he will leave his post when his term expires at the end of December. Geake “hopes to make the long-awaited decision on granting a suburban Detroit racetr

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Horse Racing, People and Pop Culture

12/16/04
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“The dream is now close to dying. We’re in great, great jeopardy here, and I think I’m being optimistic.” — DC Mayor Anthony Williams, on MLB’s reaction to the city amending its ballpark deal (WA

12/16/04
NFL Projects $5M Rise In Cap

The NFL management council told teams Wednesday to “project a salary cap of $85.5[M] to $86.5[M] for the 2005 season,” an increase of about $5M from $80.58M this season, according to Rick Gosselin of

Tags: Football, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

12/16/04
Turnstile Tracker: Golf & Soccer

The following is Part VII of THE DAILY’s “Turnstile Tracker,” which estimates that over 476 million fans attended sporting events in the U.S. and Canada during the ‘03-04 sports year. Presented today

Tags: Golf, LPGA, NCAA, PGA Tour, Soccer, Wendys

12/16/04
ISC Acquires Staten Island Land

A subsidiary of ISC has paid $100M to buy land in Staten Island for a racetrack, according to Thomas Brown of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. The subsidiary will spend about $10M in January to purchas

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, Motorsports

12/16/04
Automakers Aiding Super Bowl

General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler have each committed to multi-million dollar sponsorships of the Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee. The combined commitment totals more than $6M and includes

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Football, General Motors

12/16/04
Mer ...

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12/16/04
Red Sox Eyeing Fenway HOF

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Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Facilities

12/16/04
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Capital Consternation (#13) MLB calls amendments to DC ballpark plan “wholly unacceptable;” Nationals’ team operations suspended. (#14) Tip Of The Cap (#9) NFL expected to raise salary cap by about $5

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