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Radio vet launches Indy's third local afternoon sports show

August 21, 2014
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Former Emmis program director who helped launch 1070 The Fan is hosting a show weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on WXNT-AM 1430. He faces stiff competition from JMV and Query and Schultz.
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LeBron's latest decision sends Indy plant into action

July 28, 2014
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An Instagram message from LeBron James Sunday afternoon set off a torrent of activity at Adidas’ printing plant on Indianapolis' east side, the likes of which hadn't been seen in five years.
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WNDE yanks sports show during morning drive time

June 18, 2014
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WNDE-AM 1260 on Monday yanked Fox Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North in favor of a general interest show, but station officials said they remain committed to sports-talk during other times.
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Indiana golf courses seeing revenue increases

June 10, 2014
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While golf-related revenue for courses nationwide was down 2 percent in April compared to the same period a year ago, Indiana courses were up almost 8 percent. And that's not the end of the good news.
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Ballard invites British royal couple to visit Indy's World Sports Park

February 17, 2014
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Mayor Greg Ballard reached out through the British Consulate to invite Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit the Indianapolis World Sports Park this summer. He is promising to invite other international dignitaries.
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Founder selling Bicycle Garage Indy

January 16, 2014
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A dare to quit smoking and ride a bike to the 1980 World's Fair in Knoxville led Randy Clark to launch what would later become a central Indiana cycling and fitness institution. Now, Clark is phasing out his ownership.
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Local Emmy winner makes difference for Sports Corp.

November 18, 2013
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Conrad Piccirillo, president of Indianapolis-based Innovative, will receive the inaugural Difference Maker Award from Indiana Sports Corp. at the Pathfinder Awards Nov. 19 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
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Global group lauds Indy's cricket venue during tour

October 24, 2013
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The International Cricket Council president says the $6 million World Sports Park is enhancing Indianapolis' global reputation even before it opens.
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Jackson, Rice tackling one of area's toughest golf courses

September 9, 2013
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Bo Jackson and Jerry Rice will tee it up alongside Finish Line CEO Glenn Lyon on Tuesday at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel at a golf outing to raise funds for youth sports initiatives.
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Indy's new pro soccer team hits ticket sales milestone

August 12, 2013
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Indy Eleven, the city’s new professional soccer franchise, has been on a season ticket sales tear since the International Champions Cup game was announced—and that sales push continues. Team officials now shooting for new goal by Nov. 11.
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Ex-Star reporter gains notice as cycling expert

July 18, 2013
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In the two years since publishing his book, “The Belgian Hammer,” Ball State graduate Daniel Lee has become something of a minor celebrity in U.S. and European cycling circles.
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Sports broadcast veteran takes helm at 1070 The Fan

May 3, 2013
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Greg Rakestraw beat out numerous outsiders for his new job. Now there won't be anything that goes over the air at Emmis-owned WFNI-AM 1070 he won't be involved in, said company executives.
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Can Indy's big-league efforts outrun small-town image?

March 27, 2013
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It seems no matter how much Indianapolis postures itself as a major-league city, there are those who will never consider it anything more than a few high-rises amid a sea of cornfields tended to by a bunch of hayseeds.
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Cummins, MainSource throwing weight behind new running event

March 19, 2013
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With new running races crowding the landscape, some fear the market has become saturated. This fall, a new marathon in Columbus will do battle with two established events in Indianapolis.
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Indy gets its first FM sports/talk station

March 1, 2013
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Emmis Communications has begun simulcasting The Fan on its newly acquired FM frequency, but with a couple interesting twists. A wider coverage area in a growing format could mean big bucks for Emmis.
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Local golf pro to be enshrined in PGA Hall of Fame

February 15, 2013
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Golf guru with a unique story will have his name inscribed in granite alongside the names of some of the game's greats at the PGA Museum of Golf in Florida March 12.
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Armstrong confession represents new beginning for local attorney

January 16, 2013
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Bill Bock, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's lead attorney, was heavily criticized for going after retired cyclist Lance Armstrong. But Bock and USADA CEO Travis Tygart proved looking back can move you forward.
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Shine exits Adidas Reebok to work for American Idol creator

January 10, 2013
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The Logo Athletic founder is taking on a senior executive role with XIX Entertainment to help cross-promote the global firm's biggest sports and entertainment stars.
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Local sports radio market adds third player

January 3, 2013
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On Jan. 2, WXNT-AM 1430 changed its format from news-talk to 24-hour sports, going head-to-head with WFNI-AM 1070 and WNDE-AM 1260. The last time this market had three sports-talk radio stations, one didn't survive.
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No big bad wolf behind Lance Armstrong investigation

October 31, 2012
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The most striking thing about Bill Bock, the Indianapolis attorney who helped topple the world's most famous cyclist, is how much he seems to care about the people he exposed as frauds.
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Melangton honored as one of top 40 women in sports biz

October 25, 2012
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Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton made a list of 40 top women in sports business published this month. She's the only one on the list working for a local sports commission.
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Crooked Stick, Colts officials have reason to smile

September 10, 2012
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While Crooked Stick and Colts officials have reason to be pleased after this weekend, they also have plenty to work on if they want to continue drawing big fan bases.
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Stars and stripes out of fashion at Olympic Games?

August 7, 2012
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So arcane is the design of U.S. Olympic uniforms and warm-up suits that at times the Russians' attire has looked more American than our own.
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Death of coach doesn't quiet echoes of his call

April 26, 2012
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Thomas Jefferson Hathaway told everyday people—lawyers and nurses, wrench turners and paper pushers—“you are athletes,” and so they were.
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Bubba's big win lights up switchboard for Carmel event

April 10, 2012
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Ticket sales for 2012 BMW Championship surge after dramatic victory by relative unknown at The Masters. Triumph almost guarantees Bubba Watson will play at Crooked Stick in September.
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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