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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Dec282018

Thanks To NFL Browns Ownership, MLS Columbus Crew Will Not Leave Ohio

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

December 28, 2018:
Score another win for the resurgent Cleveland Browns.

MLS said today that Dee and Jimmy Haslam, owners of the NFL's Browns, have signed a deal to take ownership of the Columbus Crew SC and to keep the club in Columbus.

The Haslams have been working with a group headed by Dr. Peter Edwards, the Crew’s former team physician, to keep the club from relocating.

This past August, city officials in Austin, Texas, approved a proposal to move ahead with a $190 million, 20,000 seat soccer stadium, with the initial plan to have the Crew relocate.

Austin now must look to MLS expansion to occupy the stadium when it is built.

Precourt Sports Ventures has held Crew SC's operating rights since acquiring them in July 2013.

The sale, still waiting to be finalized, comes after a decision this month by Ohio state and Columbus city officials to have a public-private partnership construct a stadium for the Crew in the downtown section of the city.

Columbus officials also reviewed this month that Mapfre Stadium, which has been home to the Crew since 1999, would be "repurposed as a community sports park and training facility."

Financial terms were not released.

“After several months of discussions, we are extremely pleased to have reached an agreement in principle with the Haslam and Edwards families for them to assume an ownership position in Major League Soccer and operate Columbus Crew SC starting in January, 2019," MLS commissioner Don Garber said via the league.

”While we work to finalize the deal promptly, we want to state publicly the tremendous collaboration and community support for Crew SC, which has set the stage for a powerful plan that includes a world-class soccer stadium — a critical step that will help ensure the club’s success on and off the field.”

The Crew was founded in 1994 as an original member of MLS. Lamar Hunt, a key executive in the formation of the American Football League, with eventually merged with the NFL, as well as a founder of MLS, was the club’s first majority owner.

According to a joint statement from Dee Haslam, Jimmy Haslam and Peter Edwards, “Throughout our conversations, it’s been overwhelmingly clear that Crew SC belongs in Columbus, and we are thrilled to have reached an agreement in principle to assume an ownership position in Major League Soccer and to operate Columbus Crew SC.

“As the stewards of Crew SC, we will always be focused on building a championship caliber team that makes the city proud, creating dynamic and memorable fan experiences and deeply engaging the community to make a positive impact.”

In conjunction with the sale of the team, the City of Columbus and the state of Ohio filed a notice with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to dismiss their joint lawsuit against MLS and Precourt Sports Ventures. which sought to keep the Crew in the city.

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