Baylor University says its new football stadium will be called McLane Stadium in honor of alumnus Drayton McLane Jr. and his family.
McLane, former owner of the Houston Astros, is a 1958 Baylor grad and former regents chairman.
It was announced in March 2012 that McLane's family had given the school the largest capital gift ever - more than $20 million - toward the stadium...
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December 30, 2013
Attorneys for Comcast and NBC Universal have filed notice to move a state court lawsuit filed by Astros owner Jim Crane against the companies and former Astros owner Drayton McLane to the federal court that is overseeing the Comcast SportsNet Houston involuntary bankruptcy case.
Comcast and NBC said in court documents filed Friday that the state case filed last month by Craneâ€...
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has filed a lawsuit against the former owner and two media companies, alleging they misrepresented the value of a regional television network that broadcasts team games and fraudulently boosted the $615 million price he paid for the team.
The lawsuit, filed in state court in Houston on Thursday, accuses former Astros team owner Drayton McLane Jr.,...
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November 22, 2013
Jim Craneâ€™s Astros ownership group filed a state court lawsuit Thursday against former Astros owner Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal, accusing them of fraud and civil conspiracy and accusing McLaneâ€™s corporation that owned the Astros of breach of contract in conjunction with Craneâ€™s 2011 purchase of a 46 percent interest in the parent company of Comcast SportsNet Houston...
Astros owner Jim Crane is suing former team owner Drayton McClane for fraud, related to the sale of the Astros and McLane's stake in CSN Houston to Crane in 2011 for $615 million. Comcast and NBC Universal are also named in the suit.
The suit accuses McLane, who sold the Astros and his CSN Houston share to Crane in 2011 for $615 million, of selling â€œan asset (the network...
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is a smart man. One doesnâ€™t get rich and build global business without being as such. But thereâ€™s some advice that he needs when it comes to owning and running an MLB club, and itâ€™s this:
I get that you saw the need to fix aspects of the organization. You might even have wanted to put your own stamp on it, but since before you purchased...
MILWAUKEE Baseball owners unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane on Thursday, which will lead to the team moving from the NL Central to the AL West for the 2013 season.
The decision will give each league 15 teams, baseball's first realignment since the Milwaukee Brewers switched from the AL to the NL after the 1997 season.
Baseball owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane. The Astros will move from the NL Central to the AL West beginning in the 2013 season, giving each league 15 teams.
As part of the agreement to switch leagues, the sale price was cut from $680 million to $615 million, a person at Thursday's meeting told The Associated Press...
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November 17, 2011
Drayton McLane confirmed to reporters, including Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter link), that the Astros will be moving to the American League West for 2013. McLane added that the Astros' sale is on the agenda for the owners' meetings tomorrow, at which point Jim Crane is expected to be approved as the team's new owner.
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The Astros' sale to Jim Crane will reportedly be contingent on the team switching over from the NL Central to the AL West.