By Nolan Bianchi Special to The Detroit News Published 10:10 p.m. UTC Jun 17, 2018 Auburn Hills — In late February, former Purdue center Isaac Haas grabbed the microphone on the Boilermakers’ senior night and laid it all out there. With tears rolling down his face, the senior thanked the Purdue fans for the support of his younger sister, Erin, who suffers from epileptic seizures. Haas’ personal life was a national story, and the motivation behind his blue-collar game had him pegged as one of the "feel-good" players of the NCAA Tournament. All of that ended rather unceremoniously. In Purdue’s first-round NCAA Tournament win over Cal State Fullerton at Little Caesars Arena, Haas suffered a fractured elbow, ending his senior season. Now, with five days until the 2018 NBA Draft, he's ready for a fresh start. Haas was one of six players participating in a pre-draft workout — not including Maryland’s Justin Jackson, who worked … [Read more...] about Purdue’s Isaac Haas, looking for fresh start, works out for Pistons
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By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm Another new look for IHOP … no, IHOb! The Redland brewery has a new look: old logo, on top. The grilled chicken chain name a new logo: old one, at left. SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe convenience store has a new logo, old one, on top. The National Association of Realtors delayed plans to launch a new logo, bottom, earlier this year. Show Caption of Expand One thing I’ve learned from too many years of watching marketing trends: You know it’s near the turn of an economic cycle when institutions start redoing their branding en masse. In recent months we’ve seen new logos from the likes of El Pollo Loco, Hangar 24 beer, Circle K, Century 21 … even American Express, to name a few. Then came word that somebody at the pancake chain’s Glendale HQ thought it would be swell to temporarily change the … [Read more...] about IHOP to IHOb: Does the ‘b’ stand for economic bubble?
By Henry Fernandez Published June 07, 2018 Sports FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video UFC's Dana White: I'm for standing for national anthem UFC President Dana White on the fallout from the NFL national anthem protests. Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White told FOX Business on Thursday that controversy over national anthem protests in the NFL is a “big deal” to him, and he believes athletes should stand for the patriotic song. Continue Reading Below The UFC has refrained from playing the national anthem at events after going over on the pay-per-view time, forcing the organization to provide refunds. “We actually don’t do the anthem before the fights,” White said in an interview on “Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast.” UFC, which White acquired in 2002 and later sold to a group led by talent agency WME-IMG, is the largest mixed marital arts organization in the world and has garnered … [Read more...] about UFC’s Dana White: I believe in standing for the national anthem
source Andy Lyons/Getty When the 2017-18 NBA season started, LeBron James said he would stand for the national anthem. According to one report, the NBA league office breathed a sigh of relief because James’ words carry weight in the league and other players were likely to follow his lead. While commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players to stand, the NBA didn’t have any players protesting during the national anthem. At the start of the 2017-18 NBA season, while giving a stirring address about the state of the nation, LeBron James said he would stand for the national anthem. James had complimented NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the message he sent by kneeling during the national anthem but said he would not take part. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, that was a big relief to the NBA front office. Lowe said on Bill Simmons’ podcast that James’ declaration had … [Read more...] about LeBron James’ early-season declaration that he would stand for the national anthem reportedly had a big impact around the NBA
AT&T and Time Warner may have gained an edge in the biggest merger trial in decades as the companies have exposed weaknesses in the Trump administration's antitrust lawsuit to block their $85 billion merger, according to lawyers and economists following the battle.As the U.S. rested its case Tuesday in the fifth week of the trial, AT&T and Time Warner have poked holes in the Justice Department's claim that the deal would give them the power to raise prices on cable and satellite-TV competitors, and disadvantage competitors by coordinating with Comcast, a major rival that went through a similar merger when it bought NBCUniversal.On Wednesday, the corporate titans themselves will face off against the government's antitrust enforcers with Time Warner Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes expected to take the stand, followed by AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson on Thursday.At the heart of the case is this: AT&T, which owns DirecTV, is the biggest pay-TV company in the U.S., while … [Read more...] about AT&T seen having edge over U.S. in court battle for Time Warner