Posts Tagged Sports team ownership changes

Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

Shelly Sterling, wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. Shelly Sterling negotiated a landmark deal for $2 billion to sell the Clippers to Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.

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Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs season-ticket holders line up for pancakes before the NFL football team's training camp in St. Joseph. Mo. By making fans feel as though they’re part of the team, and offering gifts and experiences exclusive to members, the Chiefs have managed to expand their season ticket sales at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling their stadiums. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Todd Weddle, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.

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