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Debate continues over new Nets arena

{jathumbnail off} The new Brooklyn arena for the relocating New Jersey Nets (NBA) continues to generate controversy; community activists opposing Atlantic Yards won a court decision but failed to persuade a judge to stop construction on Barclays Center. On Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman held that Empire State Development Corporation used bad numbers […]

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Was Quebec City arena bidding process legal?

With Quebecor and NHL officials discussing a team for Quebec City, the possibility that the Canadian media giant illegally gained the right to manage a new arena is causing some to question whether the process should have been more open. In theory, the bidding process for the naming-rights/management deal snared by Quebecor should have been […]

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Is Hulsizer’s Coyotes deal collapsing?

Plenty of whispers from Glendale and Arena about Matthew Hulsizer and the potential collapse of his purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes — and the biggest clue may be his not showing up to a single playoff game. Mark Falter documents what’s being said in Glendale: that the purchase is not happening, that the team […]

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Surprise, surprise: Atlantic Yards back in court

{jathumbnail off} It’s a wonder anything ever gets built in New York City. Surprising news today: neighborhood activists once again sued the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and asked that construction on Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards be halted pending reevaluation of the enabling environmental study — and a judge is ready to listen. Barclays […]

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Palace Sports alleges wrongdoing by former employees

Palace Sports, the owners of the Detroit Pistons and the Palace of Auburn Hills, has filed suit against nine former employees now working for Mike Ilitch and Olympia, saying trade secrets were stolen as the two organizations compete for sponsors and fans. The lawsuit, filed in Oakland County Circuit Court, says the nine former employees […]

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