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Volume 24 No. 156
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Weekend Briefs....

Musician Jon Bon Jovi has "officially joined the Toronto group that has retained its own investment banking firm to represent its interests in the Bills sales talks," according to a source (BUFFALO NEWS, 7/19).

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" (, 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" (, 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).