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The Coyotes announced a multiyear agreement with Fanatics Retail Group to manage the team's retail store at Jobing.com Arena. Fanatics Retail Group is the business division of online retailer Fanatics.com ( Coyotes ). The Southland Conference ha ...

Tweet Pic Of The Day

Tulane Univ. football coach Curtis Johnson posted these images of the school's new football helmets.

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The CBC combined archival footage with the sounds of Metallica 's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" in this larger-than-life segment welcoming the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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1 – Number of Canada-based teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with only the Canadiens having made the postseason. That is the same as the number of Canada-based teams in the NBA Playoffs, with the Raptors qualifying. Both teams are the three seed in the Eastern Conference of their r ...

The Daily's Hot Reads For Thursday: Shoe Me The Money

The L.A. REGISTER's Joseph Pimentel writes, " Fueling the high sales of athletic shoes are a number of factors : a consumer shift to lead an active lifestyle, a demand for innovative designs and technology, and attaining the latest exclusive sneakers" ( L.A. REGISTER ). Meanwhile, the N.Y. TIMES' Gr ...

Herb Kohl Sells Bucks For $550M

N.Y.-based Fortress Investment Group co-Founder Wesley Edens and Avenue Capital Group Chair & CEO Marc Lasry have "agreed to buy" the Bucks for $550M from Herb Kohl and to dedicate at least $100M to "construction of a new arena" in Milwaukee, according to Sean Ryan of the MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOUR ...

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Milwaukee Bucks

Rio Increases Budget For '16 Olympics

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of US$10.76B for the '16 Rio Games, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and public ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil, IOC

Executive Transactions

The adidas Group promoted TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO MARK KING to President of adidas Group North America, effective June 1, succeeding PATRIK NILSSON , who is leaving for personal reasons. King will be in charge of all adidas and Reebok operations in the North American market and report directl ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

Lexington Mayor Pushing Forward On Rupp Upgrades

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray yesterday said that he "plans to push forward" on a $310M proposed renovation of Rupp Arena and the attached Lexington Convention Center, but added that it is "too early to say how a lack of state funding will affect the timetable for the project," according to a front-page ...

Tags: Facilities

Judge Denies NFL Concussion Settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody yesterday "denied preliminary approval" of the $765M settlement between the NFL and "more than 4,500 of its retired players in the concussions case that has been in the spotlight," according to Jeff Blumenthal of the PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL. Plaintiff layw ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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