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    Q&A With Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz Addresses Team Financials, State Of NHL

    Published December 19, 2014

    Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz has been "getting the job done ... since taking over a moribund" franchise in October '07, according to a Q&A by Mike Spellman of the Chicago DAILY HERALD. Below are excerpts from the interview: Q: Do you ever sit back and go, you know what? I am a pretty good owner? Wirtz: I don't know about that (laughs). The best compliment I could get is that when you turn this over to the next generation of the Wirtz family, you're going to leave them something in better sha...

    Tags: Franchises, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL
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    Angels, Red Sox Cut Pensions For New Hires, Allowing Flexibility For Current Employees

    Published December 19, 2014

    The Angels and the Red Sox are among the first MLB teams "to discontinue" pension plans for non-uniformed personnel after 200-300 employees of the two clubs were informed that "as of Jan. 1, teams would no longer contribute to the plans, and new hires would not be able to enroll in them," according to Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. TIMES. Existing pension commitments to fully vested employees "are not affected, so funds from those defined benefit plans will not disappear." Employees of both tea...

    Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, MLB
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    AHL OKC Barons To Cease Business Operations After '14-15 Season

    Published December 19, 2014

    When the AHL Oklahoma City Barons' season ends, it will be "the end of professional hockey" in the area "for the foreseeable future," according to Michael Baldwin of the OKLAHOMAN. Prodigal CEO Bob Funk, Jr. on Thursday announced the club operator will be "ceasing operations" after its five-year contract with the Oilers expires. Funk: “At this particular point the market isn't as accepting (of hockey) as we’d like. But maybe at some point in the future it will be more accepting which is why w...

    Tags: Franchises, AHL
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    MLB Franchise Notes: Mariners Exceeded Budget By $16M In '14

    Published December 19, 2014

    Mariners President Kevin Mather said that the team at the end of the '14 season was $16M "over the budgeted payroll" at $107M. He said he "blew by" the approved budget. In Seattle, Ryan Divish noted Mather "wouldn't give an exact number" on the '15 payroll. But he said, "Our number is higher. [Exec VP & GM Jack Zduriencik] has more flexibility ... in excess of what we spent last year." Mather: "Our fanbase has been so good to us. Our fans have been tremendous, loyal and patient to a fault. It...

    Tags: Franchises, MLB
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    NBA Franchise Notes: Cavs Happy With Monthly Lottery Process For Select Tickets

    Published December 19, 2014

    Cavaliers Senior VP/Communications Tad Carper said the monthly lottery process the team instituted for the sale of its limited inventory of individual tickets has "gone smoothly from a technological standpoint." Carper said there have been “little bumps in the road here and there with some users because you’re applying systems and processes on our end from a technological standpoint, and sometimes the purchaser or recipient isn’t working with up-to-date technology." Carper: "It's worked for t...

    Tags: Franchises, NBA
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    Rams To L.A. Unlikely For '15, While Local Task Force To Soon Issue Stadium Update

    Published December 18, 2014

    It is "highly doubtful" that Sunday's Giants-Rams game at the Edward Jones Dome will be the club's final home game in St. Louis, according to Bernie Miklasz of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Sources said that Anheuser-Busch Senior Adviser and St. Louis Sports Commission Chair Dave Peacock "recently had a preliminary meeting with high-level Rams executives to give the team a progress report on his stadium efforts," and a "public update on the new stadium project is expected" from Missouri Gov. J...

    Tags: St. Louis Rams, NFL, Franchises
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    Drake Eagerly Anticipating Reaction To Team's Rebrand, Set To Be Unveiled By '16

    Published December 18, 2014

    Musician and Raptors Global Ambassador Drake has been busy working with the team's rebrand that "will be unveiled before" the team hosts the '16 NBA All-Star Game, according to Ryan Wolstat of the TORONTO SUN. Drake said, “I think people are going to be floored with what we have in store for next season ... It’s gone really well. We have some exciting things in the works. It’s going to be a full rebrand." Drake added that he would "be sticking around long-term, though not with any ownership s...

    Tags: Franchises, Toronto Raptors, NBA
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    49ers' Decision To Cut McDonald In Wake Of Sexual Assault Investigation Shows Policy Shift

    Published December 18, 2014

    The 49ers yesterday "axed" DE Ray McDonald "after San Jose police said they are investigating the 30-year-old for an alleged sexual assault," according to Sernoffsky & Branch of the S.F. CHRONICLE. SJPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Heather Randol said that investigators "interviewed an unidentified woman, who is not McDonald’s fiancee, Tuesday morning at an area hospital after she said she was 'possibly sexually assaulted' the day before." The 49ers had "allowed the legal process to unfold...

    Tags: Franchises, San Francisco 49ers, NFL
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    Stars Owner Purchases Team's AHL Affiliate, Plans Development Around Cedar Park Center

    Published December 18, 2014

    ...isition" of the AHL Texas Stars, bringing the two franchises "together under the same umbrella for the first t...

    Tags: Franchises, Dallas Stars, AHL, NHL
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    Franchise Notes

    Published December 18, 2014

    In Chicago, Rick Morrissey writes under the header, "Hey, McCaskeys, It's Not Personal -- You're Just Awful At This." Morrissey: "There has been one constant throughout my 14 years of writing columns in this town, and it’s the institutional ineptitude of the Bears. At almost every turn, they have made the wrong choice on the biggest decisions." The McCaskeys "have a death grip on this franchise," yet they "don’t know football." This most certainly "is not what an NFL franchise is supposed to ...

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    Encouraged By White Sox' Ticket Sales Surge, Reinsdorf Approves Cabrera Signing

    Published December 17, 2014

    White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf was “encouraged by the response from Sox fans calling and signing on for more tickets next season, enough to give” Senior VP & GM Rick Hahn “a green light” to sign LF Melky Cabrera, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. White Sox attendance has “declined each year” since ‘06, but “with the addition of five quality players to the roster this offseason, it seems reasonable to expect the Sox to contend in the AL Central and top last year’s 1,6...

    Tags: Franchises, Chicago White Sox, MLB
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    Sharks On Verge Of 10th Straight Non-Sellout, A Record For SAP Center

    Published December 17, 2014

    Barring a "last-minute rush at the box office" for tomorrow's game against the Oilers, the Sharks' streak of non-sellouts will reach ten consecutive home games, which would be "a first in the 22-year history" of SAP Center, according to Ross McKeon of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Not since early in the building’s inaugural season of '93-94 has the current streak of nine straight non-capacity crowds "been matched inside the Shark Tank." Sharks COO John Tortora said there is "some concern, but overall w...

    Tags: Franchises, San Jose Sharks, NHL
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