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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14

Media reporter  Joe Flint : "Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the LA Times for five great years." Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot : "For Johny Manziel's final team period today, the Beastie Boys' 'Fight for your right to party' blared...

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“Why do you think you can go into a giant surfing event and not be searched? This is post 9/11” – Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O’Brien , on some patrons at the U.S. Open of Surfing taking issue with the beefed up security ( ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 7/28 ). “I ...

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Speed Reads....

Closing arguments will be heard today in the probate case between Donald Sterling and his wife Shelly over the Sterling Family Trust. If Donald wins he will “retain ownership of the Clippers,” but if he loses he will “likely appeal” ( SPORTINGNEWS.com, 7/28 ). NBA pl ...

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Indians Use Analytics To Forecast Attendance

The Indians, coming off their "surprising run" to the playoffs last year, rank 29th in MLB attendance this season, and the team's "analytically inclined front office is trying to tackle the problem," according to Kevin Kleps of CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. The team has "numerous methods it's using to ...

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Carl Edwards Leaving RFR After '14

Roush Fenway Racing this morning issued a statement announcing driver Carl Edwards will not return to the team in ’15. Edwards has driven the No. 99 Ford for RFR since ’05. Team Owner Jack Roush said that he has “known for more than a month that Edwards would be leaving the tea ...

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Weekend Hot Reads....

The K.C. STAR's Kellis Robinett writes under the header, "Big 12 Football Facilities Always On The Grow." An "arms race is heating up across the conference, with programs looking to spend huge sums on stadium improvements ." In the wake of Baylor's construction of a new $260M stadium, four other Bi ...

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Penn State Names Barbour New AD

Penn State President Eric Barron yesterday named former Cal AD Sandy Barbour to the same position "after a national search that began just four weeks ago." She replaces Dave Joyner on Aug. 18. Barron said Barbour was the "first" and "unanimous" choice of PSU's search committee to succeed Joyne ...

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Twitter Me This....

Cavaliers F LeBron James : "23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2·3=6  We still family 6." Baseball writer Keith Law : "Astros players upset that a recent #1 pick threw a bullpen at Minute Maid forgot to take their reality pills this morning." Blogger John Daly : "Kudos ...

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Johnson Out Of New NBPA Exec Dir Process

The NBPA is scheduled to elect a new Exec Dir tomorrow, but will do so without the guidance of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson , who had been acting as an adviser to the union for the past few months. NBA players are scheduled to elect one of three candidates -- Mavericks President & CEO Terdem ...

07/27/14
Today's Events....

The Twins will screen the '94 film "Little Big League" on the Target Field scoreboard after today’s game against the White Sox as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the movie. The film is about an 11-year-old becoming manager of the Twins.

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