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NBA's 76ers Pitch Games in Australia, Africa The 76ers are hopeful their participation in the NBA global basketball games will continue. They would love to make appearances in Africa and Australia. We let the league know we are interested and a willing participant in events like this, said team president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo, whose squad lost 114-103 to the Boston Celtics in Thursday s NBA London game at The O2 Arena. As they come up, as the opportunities like this come up, we ll certainly look at those opportunities, Colangelo continued. We ll look at what it might mean to us competitively, what it might mean business development-wise. read more
Might the NBA One Day Surpass the NFL? For generations, major professional leagues could only envy the National Football League's marriage with Thanksgiving, the sport synonymous with the holiday. A decade ago, the National Basketball Association increased its Christmas slate to five games spread throughout the day, a showcase for its best teams and glitziest stars, making a push toward Dec. 25 becoming its equivalent to the NFL's Thanksgiving. As the football league battles sagging viewership amid a host of on- and off-field issues, the NBA's surging global popularity and star-studded Christmas lineup could lead to a turning point in that mission. "You want something to attach yourself to during the holidays. read more
Ballpark Field Agrees to Naming Rights Deal with Bank On Dec. 13 Mandan Baseball Club approved the naming rights for the playing field within the Mandan Veterans Memorial Ballpark, which is now officially named BNC National Bank Field, in exchange for $225,000. read more
Arena Project Helped Spark Nashville Transformation Each year, Bridgestone Arena events bring hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact to the city. At last check, about five years ago, that number was about $400 million. Seventy-six percent of money generated is from people who don't live in Nashville or adjacent Davidson County. And arena patrons generate about $17 million in annual sales tax revenue within the venue's walls. read more
NBA's Grizzlies' Minority Owners Exercise Buy-Sell Clause Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera must decide whether to buy out minority owners Steve Kaplan and Daniel Straus or sell them his shares at a team evaluation that Kaplan or Straus sets. read more
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