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Volume 26 No. 85
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Franchise Notes

Christina Weiss Lurie, the ex-wife of Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie, "sent an email to Eagles employees" on Sunday announcing she has decided to leave her day-to-day role with the team but will remain a minority owner. In Philadelphia, Les Bowen notes she has "continued to direct the Eagles Charitable Foundation since the couple’s divorce" in '12. An Eagles spokesperson said that there is "no announcement yet on a successor to run the charity foundation" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/29).

BREAKING BREAD: In Tampa, Josh Solomon reports St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin and policy chief Kevin King met with Rays Owner Stu Sternberg and team co-Presidents Brian Auld and Matt Silverman last night in a "private room" at a local restaurant. Details were "scarce," but it was the group's third meeting since the team announced in June that it wants look into splitting its home games between new ballparks somewhere in the Tampa Bay area and Montreal (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 8/29).

COME TOGETHER: In St. Louis, Benjamin Hochman notes the incoming MLS expansion club is "energizing and uniting" the city as the ownership group considers different names. Hochman: "Let's name the team STL Confluence or St. Louis Confluence or FC Confluence." The moniker is "not much different from the word 'United,' used in many MLS team names" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 8/29).