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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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WME-IMG Hires Chris Liddell As New CFO

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, IMG

07/30/14
NCAA Concussion Settlement Faces Scrutiny

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Tags: Colleges, NCAA

07/30/14
Minding My Business With Brandon Igdalsky

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NASCAR, IndyCar

07/30/14
Flood Damages UCLA's Pauley Pavilion

A "massive pipe break" last night "flooded UCLA and surrounding areas with millions of gallons of water and threatened the near-term use of Pauley Pavilion," according to a front-page piece by Queally, Gordon & Owens of the L.A. TIMES. UCLA officials last night said that they would be "unabl ...

Tags: Facilities, Pac 12

07/30/14
Raiders' Davis Eyeing San Antonio As New Home?

San Antonio officials yesterday confirmed that Raiders Owner Mark Davis and "two top lieutenants met" recently with several city execs to "discuss the potential of moving" the team from Oakland, according to a front-page piece by Baugh & Orsborn of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Davis on the week ...

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Franchises

07/30/14
Michele Roberts Sold Players On Union Vision

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

07/30/14
Stephen A. Smith Suspended One Week

ESPN yesterday announced that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on "First Take" or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday. Smith called his remarks on domestic violence following Ravens RB Ray Rice's two-game suspension "the most egregious mistake" of his career. ESPN Pre ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

07/30/14
AFib Awareness Promoted At Chicago Chase Race

Chicagoland Speedway has signed a two-year deal valued in the mid- to high-six figures annually for Janssen Pharmaceuticals to title sponsor its fall NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The Sept. 14 race, which is the first in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, will be known as the MyAFibStory.com 4 ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Chicago Motor Speedway, NASCAR

07/30/14
The Daily's Hot Reads For Wednesday: New York World

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