George Steinbrenner , the mercurial and free-spending owner of the New York Yankees who presided over the restoration of one of the great franchises in professional sports after turning it into baseball’s version of a soap opera, has died. He was 80.
The statements attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling are even worse than what got former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott banned, said former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent.
Lewis Katz, a parking, billboard and sports mogul who through the years owned the New Jersey Nets basketball team, New Jersey Devils hockey team and, most recently, the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, has died. He was 72.
New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner died this morning after suffering a massive heart attack, the Associated Press reporting, citing a person close to the team. Steinbrenner turned 80 on July 4.
The New York Yankees honored late owner George Steinbrenner and former public-address announcer Bob Sheppard with a come-from-behind victory yesterday following a pre-game ceremony in which they were remembered as “shining stars of the Yankee universe.”