AP sources: Nets minority owner agrees to buy WNBA’s Liberty
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are finally about to have a new owner.
An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has agreed to buy the New York Liberty, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, two people familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Monday. They said the WNBA Board of Governors approved the sale a few days ago.
Those speaking to the AP did so on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made.
AP source: Nets minority owner’s group nearing Liberty deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai is close to adding another New York team to his sports portfolio.
An investment group led by the co-founder of the Alibaba Group is close to a deal to buy the Liberty, a person familiar with the purchase told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person, who said the deal could be done within a week, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private. The WNBA's regular season begins in May.
FTC fines NY Knicks owner $600K for antitrust violations
NEW YORK (AP) — James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has agreed to pay more than $600,000 in civil penalties for running afoul of federal securities law.
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that Dolan failed to notify federal authorities after acquiring additional stock last year in the Madison Square Garden Company.
A year later, the New York Liberty still for sale
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a year since James Dolan announced his intent to sell the New York Liberty, and the team is still on the market.
There have been several potential buyers and a few have gotten close to purchasing the team, but for various reasons all the potential deals fell through. Even without a new owner on the horizon and the Liberty in the same situation as last November, there is no danger of the team ceasing to exist this winter.
APNewsBreak: Dolan, Garden keeping WNBA’s Liberty for now
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are remaining under the control of New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden for now.
The WNBA team was put up for sale in November. An MSG executive confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Dolan's group has decided to keep the Liberty at this time.
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony and wouldn't rule out dealing Kristaps Porzingis.
Turns out, Jackson is the one leaving.
Jackson is out as New York Knicks president after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history, with the team saying in a statement Wednesday that they had "mutually agreed to part company."
NEW YORK (AP) — John McEnroe had a ringside seat for the ugliest bout at Madison Square Garden last season.
He was sitting just feet away when former Knicks star Charles Oakley was surrounded by security officials at his seat, shoving them away before being handcuffed and arrested while watching a game in February.
With reliable venues at every level, Columbia’s live music scene has found a new rhythm
COLUMBIA — Audrai Holloman has been around the entertainment business for a long time. Having worked at Columbia’s Township Auditorium for two decades in a variety of positions before taking the top job of executive director in 2012, he’s more accustomed than most to meeting high-profile entertainers. But some encounters still loom large.
The Dolan family is taking back Newsday paper
NEW YORK (AP) — Long Island's Newsday paper is back in the hands of the Dolan family.
European telecommunications company Altice had bought Newsday's owner, New York-area cable company Cablevision, in June for $17.7 billion. Cablevision was founded by Charles Dolan in 1973, and the Dolan family became a New York sports-and-entertainment power. They control Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and Rangers and AMC Networks, which airs "The Walking...