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D'Backs Lit Up For Hiring Debacle

The D’Backs “pulled an abrupt about-face Friday, stripping the managerial duties from newly hired Wally Backman due to a series of unflattering, off-field situations,” before hiring Bob Melvin, accord

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, ESPN, Franchises, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

Canon Snaps Up Sharapova

Canon has inked a multiyear deal with tennis player Maria Sharapova that includes global advertising, retail promotions and events. Canon also counts Andre Agassi as an endorser and is a U.S. Open spo

Tags: IMG, Motorola, Nike

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FedEx Signs NBA Marketing Deal

FedEx has inked a “low seven-figure” corporate sponsorship deal with the NBA, giving the company a “global marketing platform that dovetails nicely with the NBA’s global makeup,” according to Terry Le

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, FedEx, Golf, NBA, NBDL, NFL, PGA Tour, WNBA

Names In The News

In Minneapolis, Mcenroe & Kennedy reported former North Stars, Twins and Univ. of Minnesota Athletic Department exec PAT FORCIEA, who pleaded guilty in July to “scamming millions of dollars from banks

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Red Sox, Colleges, Dallas Stars, Miami Marlins, Hockey, Horse Racing, Minnesota Twins, NBC, New York Yankees, NFL, Orlando Magic, Puma, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

NHL Memo Draws NHLPA Ire

The NHLPA last week accused the NHL of “anonymously sending agents an internal NHL memo detailing what the league claims are lies the union is telling players to maintain solidarity” during the lockou

Tags: Cablevision, Colorado Avalanche, Comcast-Spectacor, Hockey, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Rangers, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

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Rocky Mountain High Altitude overcomes key distribution hurdle, reaches deal with Comcast. (#7) Did You Get The Memo? (#10) NHLPA accuses NHL of sending letter to agents claiming union is lying to sec

Franchise Notes

In Boston, Scott Van Voorhis reported Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino and Owner John Henry have “fielded interest from would-be Sox owners” interested in buying part of the team. The buy-in is “as much as

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, CFL, Football, Franchises, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings

Closing Bell, November 8, 2004

The Daily Insider Afternoon News & Headlines Monday, November 8, 2004 4:00pm ET Print The Closing Bell ...

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Angels Eying L.A. Name Change

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has given Angels Owner Arte Moreno “his blessing to rename the team” the Los Angeles Angels, according to sources of Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. A high-ranking MLB exec

Tags: LA Angels, Baseball, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB

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