Posts Tagged Sports business

Magic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coach

In this Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 file photo, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles watches the final minutes of the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Miami. The Orlando Magic have hired former player Scott Skiles as their next head coach, Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The next chapter in Orlando Magic basketball will be led by one of its most familiar faces.

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Rangers to purchase Gonzalez’s contract

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers announced Friday they will purchase the contract of right-hander Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez on Saturday, and he is scheduled to make his Major League debut that night, starting against the Boston Red Sox.

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Marketing executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing executive from Florida pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal.

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SEC’s Slive steps down amid record revenue, new conduct rule

In this July 14, 2014, file photo, Southeastern Conference  Commissioner Mike Slive speaks during SEC media days in Hoover, Ala. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league’s revenue was $309.6 million last year. The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to each of its 14 schools, a figure that does not include $19 million in bowl revenue. Slive announced the record payout Friday, May 29, 2015, the final day of the league’s spring meetings. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive unexpectedly stepped down Friday, just minutes after announcing record revenue and a groundbreaking rule.

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FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America

In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo, Sergio Jadue, president of the Chilean Football Association, shows a ballot with Chile’s name as the first pick for group 1, during the draw for the 2015 Copa America tournament in Vina del Mar, Chile. Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking in late May 2015, Jadue was declaring his innocence, comments that raised eyebrows because he wasn’t formally accused of anything. He was referring to a part of the sweeping U.S. Justice Department indictments that, without specifying them by name, said the 10 presidents of the South American Football Confederation were to receive bribes in exchange for transmission rights to games of the Copa America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile’s soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn’t formally accused of anything.

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