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IndyCar has had ups, downs since Wheldon's death

November 18, 2011
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IndyCar officials have reason to smile with recent developments. Series CEO Randy Bernard also has reason to be very concerned.
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Pacers urge Stern to go for the jugular in labor dispute

November 15, 2011
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According to NBA sources, the league’s labor relations board recently received a letter from 10 owners, including Pacers' owner Herb Simon, strongly opposed to the final offer Stern put on the table offering a 50-50 revenue split with players.
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Ecclestone's antics should ease pain of Indy's F1 loss

November 14, 2011
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The way Bernie Ecclestone has treated his new partners in Austin, Texas, recently has to make Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials at least a little happy they no longer do business with the man known as the Poison Dwarf.
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ESPN's Manning reference insulting to Indianapolis

November 3, 2011
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Mike Greenberg, who apparently is quite the Indianapolis historian, insists that without No. 18, there would be no Indianapolis Colts, no Lucas Oil Stadium and no Super Bowl here.
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IndyCar, NASCAR drivers face off in Fieldhouse kart race

November 1, 2011
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NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Austin Dillon and A.J. Allmendinger along with IndyCar racers Scott Dixon and Alex Tagliani will headline the Dec. 11 race at Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Pacers fans should root for NBA owners to take hard line

October 27, 2011
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With the Pacers losing anywhere from $15 million to $30 million annually, local fans who would like to see the blue and gold remain anywhere near financially viable for the long-term must be rooting for an agreement with a hard cap—at least much stiffer than it is now—and a 50-50 split.
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Irsay could pose roadblock to NFL's L.A. move

October 21, 2011
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It’s ironic that the last man rumored to be moving an NFL franchise to Los Angeles might now be one of the obstacles for a new NFL owner cropping up in the City of Angels.
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NASCAR champ's ill-timed comments no help to IndyCar

October 18, 2011
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Five-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is calling for an end to open-wheel oval racing. IndyCar officials would be wise to turn a deaf ear to emotion-driven rants.
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College football financial listing reveals winners, losers

October 12, 2011
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A college finance professor recently completed a 242-page study that values college football programs like Wall Street stocks. For the first time, the entire ranking is released publicly.
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It's only a matter of time before Colts' Caldwell on hot seat

October 10, 2011
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Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was hired by the Indianapolis Colts to help Jim Caldwell. But he could end up unintentionally turning up the heat on the embattled head coach.
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Local researcher puts price tag on college football programs

October 7, 2011
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Locally generated in-depth study puts valuations on the biggest 100 Football Bowl Subdivision college football programs. The study is touted as the first-of-its-kind.
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Fisher's ill-timed comments loom over IndyCar victory

October 3, 2011
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Sarah Fisher has been a great ambassador for the sport, but someone needs to tell her that victory circle is the place to thank sponsors and extol their virtues, not talk about their abandonment of the team.
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NBA payroll rollbacks alone won't solve Pacers' problems

September 30, 2011
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Instead of threatening the players with a cancelled season, maybe NBA Commissioner David Stern should have a serious talk with the guys who pay his salary. It's time NBA owners solve some of their own problems.
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Indy should cheer for Jets and Bears, Badgers and Huskers

September 26, 2011
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Sports business experts estimate that if the two teams with the biggest, wealthiest and most rabid fan bases meet in the Super Bowl or Big Ten Championship, it could boost the economic impact by 30 percent.
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Danica Patrick bridge-burning tour continues

September 19, 2011
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In a matter of three days, the diva driver takes aim at Brazilian drivers, Japan's food supply and the IndyCar CEO's decision making. So who will she endear in NASCAR?
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IndyCar CEO, team owners not on same page

September 14, 2011
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Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske refuse to take part in IndyCar CEO's bold bid to bring the open-wheel series some much needed publicity. Randy Bernard's execution must be better in 2012.
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USA Football, Rawlings sign two-year deal

September 13, 2011
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St. Louis-based sporting goods manufacturer agrees to supply footballs and uniforms for youth football initiatives.
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NFL alums invite public to party at Hard Rock

September 12, 2011
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The local chapter of the NFL Alumni is building a reputation for becoming one of the league’s most active chapters for charity.
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Manning injury could sack Colts stores' sales

September 9, 2011
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Local company that manages Colts merchandise sales operations isn't sure what to expect, but is hopeful the sale of 2012 Super Bowl items will make up for any declines.
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Big Ten needs to change name, boycott Notre Dame

September 8, 2011
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In this era of change, it's time for the Big Ten to make radical changes or get left behind.
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Will the real JMV please stand up

September 7, 2011
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Local radio host breaks big news about one of the biggest stories so far in this young NFL season, and the national media members he beats don't even bother to call him by his correct name.
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Double dose of good news for Speedway, IndyCar Series

September 6, 2011
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MotoGP gives Speedway big endorsement despite racer complaints, while IndyCar avoids near disasters to score success in key East Coast market.
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Toyota finds big return in Indy's drag racing scene

September 2, 2011
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Japanese automaker would appear to be an odd entrant in an NHRA race. There's more to it than just trying to beat the Americans at their own game.
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Gonzalez shouldn't expect much sympathy from fans

August 31, 2011
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The NFL can be a cold, cruel world where players get fired for getting injured. So does that make player holdouts justifiable?
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Is asking Manning about fatherhood out of bounds?

August 29, 2011
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As intense as Peyton Manning’s desire for privacy is, the networks’ desire for ratings is even greater. Eventually someone like CBS' Sam Ryan will pop the question.         
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