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Baseball could be returning to Montreal sooner than expected. On Friday, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reported Tampa Bay Rays owner Stu Sternberg has held discussions with "wealthy Wall Street associates" about the Rays moving to Montreal. But there are several issues facing a possible move, including a couple of which plagued the Expos at the end of their time. Read the rest at Sporting News
Monday was a historic day for players and owners alike, as the NBA announced the largest media agreement in the league’s history. The NBA, ESPN and TNT agreed to a nine-year, $24 billion deal, increasing the league’s annual revenue from $930 million to roughly $2.6 billion. The agreement starts in 2016-17 and runs through the 2024-25 season. Read the rest at Sporting News
Guggenheim Baseball Management is sitting pretty as the owner of the Dodgers. The investment team, who paid $2 billion on the eve of the 2012 season to buy the Dodgers, saw L.A. claim the 2014 NL West title and Dodgers Stadium consistently fill with fans to record the highest average attendance in MLB. But they can’t deliver their games to 70 percent of the Los Angeles market, even as the NLDS is being played. Read the rest at Sporting News
The Dolphins meet the Raiders on Sunday afternoon at London’s Wembley Stadium — the first of three NFL games to be played there this season. Globalization of the sport is key for the NFL to reach its goal, $25 billion in total revenues by 2027, and London is seen as the doorway to Europe. But a doorway it should remain. Read the rest at Sporting News
Michigan Stadium, better known as “The Big House” has a seating capacity of 109,901. Each of the Wolverines home games since November 8, 1975 have drawn crowds of 100,000 or more, a streak of more than 200 games. Michigan opens the 2014 Big Ten schedule against Minnesota on Saturday. There will be more than 100,000 in Ann Arbor for the game; but the number of Michigan students that includes has become an issue that could that attendance record in the future. Read the rest at Sporting News