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Potential of MotoGP weekend waiting to be unlocked

August 30, 2010
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The economic impact of the MotorGP weekend is almost 20 percent of the entire Indiana Pacers season and more than 10 percent of the Indianapolis Colts season. Not bad for an event the city puts almost nothing into. And it could be so much more.
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IndyCar CEO faces first owners' revolt over 2012 car

August 26, 2010
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IndyCar trail boss Randy Bernard is taking a hard line as team owners threaten not to buy new car unless changes are made.
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John Force for mayor?

August 25, 2010
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NHRA drag race champion said local city, county and state officials have helped his operation expand in Indiana, while California officials have chased his business off. He said he loves it here so much, he may run for office.
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O'Reilly Auto Parts wants to kill ORP racetrack moniker

August 24, 2010
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Auto parts retailing giant bought the naming rights to the NHRA facility in Indianapolis, and it wants its money's worth. But the transition could be challenging.
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Turning Darios into Marios no easy feat for IndyCar Series

August 23, 2010
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Is bringing out old-time open-wheelers a smart play or a desperate move for the IndyCar Series?
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Jernstedt's curious exit from NCAA leads to high road

August 20, 2010
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It's not clear if the 38-year NCAA veteran was fired or resigned. What is clear is that Tom Jernstedt has many supporters and no plans to retire just yet.
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Manning masters comedy act

August 19, 2010
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Colts quarterback shows during this year's ESPY Awards ceremony that he could some day be a movie star.
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Did Dungy go too far in fight against foul language?

August 18, 2010
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Buddy Ryan and Mike Golic among those that think former Colts coach has overstepped his bounds by criticizing Jets coach's cussing.
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New racing series coming to Indy

August 17, 2010
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Arena Racing USA could be housed in Conseco Fieldhouse or Pepsi Coliseum starting in 2011. Tony Stewart and Joe Gibbs are among investors in new series.
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Is latest Pacer arrest an indictment on Larry Bird?

August 16, 2010
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Larry Bird, Jim Morris and even Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard must be feeling the heat after another Indiana Pacer runs afoul of the law.
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IndyCar's Randy Bernard revving up his grade

August 12, 2010
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Series is scoring a record entry field for Chicagoland at a time when many racing grids across the country are contracting. The series' new boss seems to be gaining sponsors' confidence.
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2012 Super Bowl, tainted or not, already paying off big

August 11, 2010
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There's one main reason Indianapolis was chosen by the Big Ten to host its inaugural football championship game over a handful of other cities that were clamoring to host the event.
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Colts spurn conventional wisdom to win over fans

August 10, 2010
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A decade ago, team officials veered onto a different marketing path. Now the team has more sponsors than any other NFL team and a growing list of fans that want season tickets.
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Isiah Thomas hire could mean end of road for Walsh in N.Y.

August 9, 2010
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Knicks President Donnie Walsh wanted to hire Chris Mullins as general manager. Instead his boss stuck him with a man who has been a disaster on numerous levels of professional basketball management.
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Did Indianapolis get hoodwinked into bidding on tainted Super Bowl?

August 5, 2010
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stole the 2011 Super Bowl away from the Circle City, then he pushed for Indy to get a game he knew would be overshadowed by a lockout.
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IndyCar drivers want to set up their own advisory committee

August 3, 2010
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Open-wheel racers seek unified voice on things like safety, track set-up, scheduling, rules and other hot topics. But would that lead to more collaboration or conflict?
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Colts installing golf greens in front of training center

August 2, 2010
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The Colts 56th Street training center is undergoing a massive renovation including an unusual feature. But what does Peyton Manning think?
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Indians, Pacers and Colts attendance is only part of story

July 29, 2010
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There's a debate over which one of the city's professional sports teams delivers more bang for the buck in terms of economic impact.
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Three issues that could derail Indy's 2012 Super Bowl

July 27, 2010
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There are key issues not directly related to players' salaries that could derail negotiations between the NFL owners and players for a new collective bargaining agreement, and Indy's 2012 Super Bowl.
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NASCAR insiders want Brickyard 400 under lights

July 26, 2010
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NASCAR boss Brian France indicated Indy's July date could be shipped to Kentucky. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway CEO Jeff Belskus may have to consider dramatic changes to re-energize the Brickyard 400.
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Sam Bradford's deal will hike Colts' pay to Peyton Manning

July 19, 2010
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There's one man controlling the contracts of Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning and overall No. 1 draft choice Sam Bradford. And he'll use that leverage to squeeze as much cash as he can from the Colts and St. Louis Rams.
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IndyCar chassis plan may lure multiple engine makers

July 15, 2010
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IndyCar's new chassis could be the start of an open-wheel revolution. But it won't matter if the series' CEO can't transalte it into more money-spending fans.
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IndyCar CEO must keep chassis choice from splintering series

July 14, 2010
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Choosing a new chassis formula for the 2012 IndyCar Series season may be the least of new CEO Randy Bernard's challenges. The decision will be announced today at 12:30 p.m. and acrimony may follow.
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Danica Patrick ad is just blowing smoke

July 12, 2010
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IndyCar racer turned NASCAR Nationwide Series driver needs to lose the defiant tone in her ESPN ad and rev up a little humility until she starts winning.
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Will LeBron hype pump up Pacer pride?

July 8, 2010
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The spotlight has burned brighter and hotter on the NBA this summer than during any off-season in recent memory. But will all the free agent hype light a fire under local hoops fans or just plain burn them out?
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  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

  3. Maybe they shouldn't be throwing money at the IRL or whatever they call it now. Probably should save that money for actual operations.

  4. For you central Indiana folks that don't know what a good pizza is, Aurelio's will take care of that. There are some good pizza places in central Indiana but nothing like this!!!

  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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