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Published December 15, 2013
ESPN made "late adjustments" to the 30 for 30 documentary "Youngstown Boys" ahead of its premiere last night after the network "discovered what it called inappropriate 'creative liberties.'" A review copy of the film "featured several instances of deceptive editing" (TOLEDO BLADE, 12/15).
The IOC is putting up $20M "to fight doping and match-fixing -- considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the Games" (AP, 12/14).
The K.C. Star published a commemorative Sunday edition to honor Sporting KC's '13 MLS Championship (THE DAILY).
One ticket strip for the '14 MLB All-Star Weekend at Target Field will "cost from $401 to $1,416 for Champions Club members." Each strip "consists of single tickets for several events" in addition to the game (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 12/15).
UFC fighter Demetrious Johnson last night defeated Joseph Benavidez in front of a "near-sellout crowd of 11,537 at Sleep Train Arena in the main event of UFC on FOX 9" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 12/15).
UFC fighter Jon "Bones" Jones on Friday said that he has "been told he will headline UFC 172 in Baltimore" (BALTIMORESUN.com, 12/14).
The Mavericks and American Airlines on Saturday flew in "more than 100 wounded soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio" for the team's game against the Bucks. Season-ticket holders "donated their courtside seats, valued at more than $350,000, for the soldiers" (DALLASNEWS.com, 12/15).