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Volume 22 No. 26
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The Market

A measured look at this week's holdings
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Win-Win

The deal to sell the Columbus Crew to a group led by the Haslam family and the Edwards family was finalized, and credit goes to all involved — local leaders, a “Save The Crew” fan group and the league office — that ensured one of MLS’s founding teams will stay put with the first local ownership in its 23-year history.

 

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Tough Talk

Stars CEO Jim Lites took the rare, unfortunate tact of publicly and profanely ripping star players, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, calling their play “f---ing horse----.” It drew a strong rebuke from the NHLPA, and is not the ideal way to start a year that will focus largely on the relationship between labor and management.

 

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Change of Plans

Susanna Dinnage, who was set to become one of the most powerful women in sports, surprisingly decided not to become the Premier League’s new CEO, sending its board back to the search process, with critics questioning the selection process.