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Volume 24 No. 117
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Buzzer Beaters....

Robert Lipsyte on Friday posted his first column as ESPN's most recent ombudsman under the header, "What Are Commentary Boundaries At ESPN?" (, 6/28).

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday "will try to wrap up a deal" allowing NHL players to compete in the '14 Sochi Games. Bettman said that the league will meet in N.Y. with the NHLPA, IOC and IIHF (AP, 6/28).

Honda Indy Toronto officials on Friday announced the addition of four new partners for the July 12-14 Izod IndyCar Series event: WIND Mobile/Samsung Galaxy 4, RUSH, Porter Airlines and Hyatt Regency Toronto (Honda Indy Toronto).

The Flames announced that the team through its Flames Foundation for Life has donated $1M to the Canadian Red Cross for flood relief efforts in Alberta (Flames).

Roush Fenway Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series No. 6 Ford driven by Trevor Bayne will sport a paint scheme in Saturday's Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The Homes For Our Troops charity builds houses for wounded veterans ("NASCAR Now," ESPN2, 6/28).