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Published July 20, 2014
Brady Aiken, the first overall pick in the '14 MLB Draft, "did not sign with the Astros" by Friday's deadline (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 7/19).
Univ. of Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione will chair the NCAA D-I men's basketball committee for the '15-16 school year. He will serve as Vice Chair in '14-15 under Utah State AD Scott Barnes (AP, 7/18).
The Vikings on Friday "suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for three games following a six-month investigation into accusations made by former punter Chris Kluwe that Priefer made anti-gay remarks" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/20).
The WNBA All-Star Game was played yesterday "in front of a raucous crowd of 14,685 at US Airways Center" (USATODAY.com, 7/20).
WNBA President Laurel Richie said that the Warriors "have a strong interest in an expansion team" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 7/20).
Last night's Galaxy-Sporting KC match drew a crowd of 21,493, "the largest crowd in Sporting Park regular-season history" (K.C. STAR, 7/20).
Mortenson Construction officials "used 4-D modeling Friday to give the public a virtual tour of the structural steel work" on the Vikings' new stadium that "will begin in earnest this month" (FINANCE-COMMERCE.com, 7/18).
The '14 Run To Home Base brought 2,600 people to Fenway Park yesterday "to raise money for military members suffering from mental trauma and brain injuries" (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/20).