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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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The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Sorry Excuses

The WASHINGTON POST's Sally Jenkins writes of ESPN's Stephen A. Smith : "If a woman really wanted to be provocative, she could boil down his apology to one sentence: 'I didn't mean what I've so often said.' … What his apology demonstrates is that half the time he doesn't understand any mor ...

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Executive Transactions

Tough Mudder named NBC Sports Ventures Dir of Sales DAN WEINBERG VP/Global Partnerships ( THE DAILY )....Octagon promoted JOSH GREEN to Creative Dir for Europe, the Middle East and India. Green will relocate from Connecticut to London and report to Octagon VP/Strategy JOEL SEYMOUR-HYDE ( Octag ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Executive Transactions

Boston Mayor Excited About '24 Games Bid

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh returned from a meeting with the USOC last week "sounding more upbeat than ever about the prospects of bringing" the '24 Summer Games to Boston, according to Thomas Grillo of the BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL. Walsh: "I spoke about the 'Boston 2030 plan' for the city’s 400 ...

Tags: Olympics

Big Ten's Delany Addresses Push For Autonomy

See the listing for the BIG TEN CONFERENCE Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany yesterday at the conference's media days delivered a message that was "measured in tone and tact ... unlike some of his fellow league leaders," according to Todd Jones of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. Delany said t ...

Tags: Colleges, Big Ten, NCAA

Jerry Jones Supports NFL-Owned L.A. Stadium

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones believes that an NFL-owned stadium in L.A. "would work," according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. Jones said of the idea, "That certainly should be considered." He added, "There are several financial structures that would fit a league-ownership position. Not just one. All ...

Tags: NFL, Facilities

LPGA Opening '15 In Florida

The '15 LPGA season will open at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla., with Coates Golf as title sponsor of the new event, according to Andy Marks of the OCALA STAR-BANNER. Coates Golf COO Randall Coates said, "All the contracts have been signed. We have a three-year contract with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA

TWC Okays Arbitrator For SportsNet LA Price

Time Warner Cable is "willing to let an arbitrator determine a fair price for SportsNet LA in the hopes of resolving its dispute with DirecTV and other pay-TV providers over distribution of the Dodger-owned channel," according to Flint & Hiserman of the L.A. TIMES. TWC said that it would "agree ...

Tags: Media, Time Warner Cable, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB

SBJ In-Depth: College Football Season Preview

The upcoming college football season promises to be one of the most memorable in history as it builds toward the first playoff for the national championship. The playoff comes at a time when college football’s stature continues to soar, fueled by landmark media rights deals and a rabid fan bas ...

Ravens Fans Show Support For Rice At Practice

Ravens fans "showed support" for RB Ray Rice when he took the field for last night’s open workout at M&T Bank Stadium, but they "seemed to recognize that an outsized ovation would not be appropriate" in the wake his two-game suspension for domestic assault, according to Peter Schmuck of th ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Baltimore Ravens

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