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Denver wants cash to take Tinsley

October 10, 2008
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While the Indiana Pacers today have reportedly traded Shawne Williams to the Dallas Mavericks for two second round picks and $1.8 million in cash, a deal to trade emabattled guard Jamal Tinsley to...
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Colts goods flying off shelves

October 10, 2008
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While the economic swoon is crunching professional sports teams the way Dwight Freeney smashes quarterbacks, it hasn’t yet put a dent in Indianapolis Colts merchandise sales. With a new team-owned retail store opened...
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New Versus boss revving up IRL

October 9, 2008
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The new president of Philadelphia-based cable channel Versus said he is not out to mimic ESPN. That might be good news for many Indy Racing League fans who complained bitterly about ESPN’s coverage...
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Brand, Manning have influence

October 8, 2008
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Mirror mirror on the wall … who’s the most influential of them all? Business Week attempts to answer that question in this week’s issue with an in-depth look at the 100 most influential people...
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Paul Newman, Danica make news

October 7, 2008
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The helmet that Graham Rahal wore during the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is up for auction on the online auction site eBay. This one-of-a-kind helmet was designed as a tribute to Paul...
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Pacers + Obama = hectic schedule

October 7, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are running into a pick even before their pre-season tips off tomorrow at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Secret Service—preparing for presidential candidate Barack Obama’s appearance at the Fairgrounds' grandstand—is...
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Time for IU to move the chains

October 6, 2008
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It’s time for Indiana University leaders to make the same commitment to football they've made to basketball. And I don’t want to hear any more excuses about this being a basketball state. I’d say the...
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Helio case could engulf NASCAR

October 3, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials are about to find out if the old adage “There is no bad PR” holds true. The tax dodging scandal involving Helio Castroneves is about to get ugly. Very,...
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Denver sniffing at Tinsley

October 3, 2008
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At last, there could be a team interested in trading for Indiana Pacers castaway guard Jamal Tinsley. League sources said the Denver Nuggets are interested. Nuggets officials like Tinsley’s defense and think he...
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Pacers reacting to economic crunch

October 2, 2008
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Let it not be said that the Indiana Pacers are not community minded. Team officials yesterday released several initiatives the team recently has launched to reach out to fans during these “difficult economic...
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IRL TV ratings revved up

October 1, 2008
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In the first season of open-wheel racing unification, the Indy Racing League registered viewership increases on its telecasts on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. For the 17 races on the IRL schedule this year,...
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Measuring up to Larry Legend

October 1, 2008
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Larry Bird has long been a measuring stick for Hoosier high school hoops hopefuls. Today,  the Indiana Pacers, in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Indiana High School...
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ND as good as gold?

September 30, 2008
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The Notre Dame football team hasn’t won a bowl game since January, 1994, but the private university’s gridiron gang still sets the gold standard when it comes to money making collegiate sports programs. The...
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Dakich not done coaching

September 29, 2008
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On Oct. 6, Dan Dakich will begin a new career as a radio talk show host. The former Indiana University basketball player and coach will host a sports talk show from 10 a.m....
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Velodrome becomes slippery slope

September 26, 2008
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You have to give the folks at Indy Parks and Recreation credit for creativity. How many people would consider turning a world-class sporting facility into a glorified sledding hill and hope to profit from it? Shiver...
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Business community honors Fisher

September 25, 2008
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Indy Racing League driver and team owner Sarah Fisher this afternoon was honored at the fifth annual Indy’s Best & Brightest under 40 Awards in front of a crowd of 650 business professionals...
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Herb Simon moves team to Reno

September 25, 2008
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The Tucson Sidewinders are getting a new name and address. The AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks next year will be the Reno Aces. Indiana Pacers co-owner Herb Simon is an equal partner in...
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Colts tight end opens fun center

September 24, 2008
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Justin Snow recently opened a family fun center—Snapperz Family Fun and Sports—at 6002 Sunnyside Road in Lawrence. The 33,000-square-foot facility features a 24-foot climbing tower, bungee trampoline, laser tag, bowling...
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Tinsley issue hangs over Pacers

September 23, 2008
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In a campaign rolled out this week, the Indiana Pacers are trying to spur ticket sales by selling their 11-game Slam Dunk Sampler for the price of eight games. While sports marketers think...
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Colts: Getting a stadium 101

September 22, 2008
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Before the Indianapolis Colts beat the Minnesota Vikings on the field Sept. 14, they were schooling them off the field. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and his top lieutenants spent two days the week before...
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Parking for disabled Colts fans ID'd

September 19, 2008
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The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority announced today that 125 to 150 additional parking spaces for guests with disabilities have been identified around Lucas Oil Stadium. The ISCBA said three areas will now...
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Colts roll back stadium opening

September 18, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts have rolled back the opening of Lucas Oil Stadium by two hours on home game dates. LOS will now open two hours before games, instead of the four hours it...
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Izod rolls out IRL clothing line

September 18, 2008
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Izod rolled out a new line of Indy Racing League-themed jeans and shirts at a leading fashion show in Las Vegas last month. This week Izod announced they will rev up a major marketing...
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Fisher racing to sign sponsors

September 17, 2008
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Popular Indy Racing League driver Sarah Fisher is making plans to drive at least 10 races next year. Fisher is currently in negotiations with Dollar General and other unnamed sponsors to get back...
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Wall Street woes crash Colts' value

September 16, 2008
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The crash on Wall Street yesterday reverberated right through the Indianapolis Colts’ 56th Street headquarters. How on earth are a stock market decline and the National Football League related? Here’s how. Forbes magazine last...
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