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    Despite Short Tenure, Leiweke's Fingerprints All Over Toronto FC, Raptors Turnarounds

    Published August 22, 2014

    In MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke's "relatively short tenure" with the organization, one of the "most significant moments will be his handling of a resurgence" for Toronto FC, according to Doug Smith of the TORONTO STAR. TFC made the "splashiest move imaginable under Leiweke’s guidance and at his insistence" this offseason when the team signed F Jermain Defoe and MF Michael Bradley. Bradley and Defoe are the "backbone of a resurgent franchise that spent the money necessary to turn things a...

    Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
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    Slippery When Wet: Jon Bon Jovi's Toronto Group Ready To Drop Bills Bid?

    Published August 22, 2014

    Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto backers "are reassessing whether even to continue in their pursuit" of the Bills, because their bid "has been on the rocks for weeks and no one within the group is optimistic they'll wind up buying the NFL team," according to sources cited by John Kryk of QMI AGENCY. The potential withdrawal "has nothing to do" with the announced departure of MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke, but rather "everything to do with (1) the group's limited bidding power with Bon Jovi in ...

    Tags: Franchises, Buffalo Bills, NFL
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    Sources: Cubs Limiting Hours Of Gameday Staff To Avoid Paying For Healthcare

    Published August 22, 2014

    The "big-business Cubs' response" to the Affordable Care Act is among the "causes behind Tuesday night's tarp fiasco" by the Wrigley Field grounds crew, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Tuesday's Giants-Cubs game was suspended due to field conditions after the grounds crew was unable to properly cover Wrigley's infield with their tarp, and ground crew experts said that the incident "showed an apparently 'undermanned' crew." The sources said that 10 grounds crew members...

    Tags: Franchises, Chicago Cubs, MLB
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    Looking For Attendance Bump, B.C. Lions Promise Refund If Team Fails To Win

    Published August 22, 2014

    CFL B.C. Lions President & CEO Dennis Skulsky "guaranteed a Lions win" on Sunday against the Roughriders, saying that the club would "give fans a ticket of equal value to a future regular-season game if the result doesn’t go his way," according to Lowell Ullrich of the Vancouver PROVINCE. The move is a "calculated attempt to take advantage of the fact that Riders annually are the Lions’ top home draw of the season; the Lions are attempting to retain a portion of the fan base that lives in the...

    Tags: Franchises, CFL
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    MWR To Commute Between Charlotte, Bristol This Weekend In Cost-Saving Move

    Published August 22, 2014 by Tripp Mickle

    With an eye on the bottom line, Michael Waltrip Racing has decided not to stay in Bristol, Tenn., for this Saturday's Sprint Cup race. The team for the first time will fly execs, pit crews and staff from Charlotte to Bristol and back this Friday and Saturday night. The move will save the team an estimated $15,000-16,000. The cost-saving initiative comes at a time when Sprint Cup teams are looking to reduce what they spend annually. Eighteen teams recently banded together to form the Race Team...

    Tags: Franchises
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    Franchise Notes

    Published August 22, 2014

    In Pittsburgh, Joe Starkey wrote following Wednesday's arrests of RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for marijuana possession (and DUI for Bell), it is time to begin "wondering if the Steelers might have a severe character problem." The arrests come while the Florida State Attorney's office is "examining evidence to determine whether it should charge" Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey with misdemeanor battery after being accused of "punching a woman in the face in an alleged altercation at a Mi...

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    Former NFL Ref Mike Carey Avoided Working Redskins Games Because Of Team Name

    Published August 21, 2014

    Former NFL referee Mike Carey did not work a Redskins game from the "opening week of the 2006 season" until he retired this year due to the team's nickname, according to Mike Wise of the WASHINGTON POST. Carey, who this season is joining CBS as a rules analyst, said, "The league respectfully honored my request not to officiate Washington." He added, "It just became clear to me that to be in the middle of the field, where something disrespectful is happening, was probably not the best thing fo...

    Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins, NFL
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    Despite Attendance Struggles, MLL Rattlers Remain In Rochester For '15 Season

    Published August 21, 2014

    " He added that the MLL "doesn't own any franchises at this point" (ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, 8...

    Tags: Franchises, Major League Lacrosse
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    MLB Franchise Notes: D-Backs To Spend $100M-Plus On Payroll Again In '15

    Published August 21, 2014

    D-Backs President & CEO Derrick Hall on Tuesday said that the team "is fully committed to another nine-figure payroll" in '15 after spending a "franchise-record" $115M this season. Hall: "It is safe to say it will be $100 million-plus. We definitely want to be close to where we were. Will we get to $115 million? I don't know. But I don't know if that is necessary." He added that the D-Backs "will lose money this season" (FOXSPORTSARIZONA.com, 8/19). LESS FRIENDLY CONFINES? The WALL STREET JO...

    Tags: MLB, Franchises
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    Charles Wang Agrees To Sell Stake In Islanders, Will Hand Over Control In Two Years

    Published August 20, 2014

    Islanders Owner Charles Wang has "agreed to sell a minority stake" in the team to former Capitals co-Owner Jonathan Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin, who will "assume majority control of the Brooklyn-bound team in two years," according to Arthur Staple of NEWSDAY. Ledecky and Malkin have been "friends for more than 30 years and were roommates at Harvard." Financial terms were not disclosed, and the deal is "contingent on the approval" of the NHL's BOG. The team said that Wang wi...

    Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL
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    As Rumors Run Rampant, Tim Leiweke Insists He Is Not Leaving MLSE In Near Future

    Published August 20, 2014

    MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke "knocked down rumours on Tuesday that he is about to leave" the company, according to Cathal Kelly of the GLOBE & MAIL. Leiweke said, "It's not true. One-hundred per cent not true. I'm fully committed to the season at hand." Leiweke was referring to the Raptors season, as he is "in the midst of working" on a new $30M training facility for the club. That is expected to be announced "in the coming days." Some of Leiweke's other projects include the "renovation o...

    Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
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    Source: Bills Sale Entering Final Stage As Potential Buyers Asked To Submit Formal Bids

    Published August 20, 2014

    The sale of the Bills is "entering its final stage with prospective buyers asked to submit their formal bids in about two weeks," according to a source cited by John Wawrow of the AP. The timetable was "pushed back about a week" because Morgan Stanley "extended a deadline last month in an attempt to increase the number of prospective bidders." A new owner is "still expected to be identified by October, but it’s not certain whether it will be in time to be approved by NFL owners at league meet...

    Tags: Franchises, Buffalo Bills, NFL
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