New York Businessman Leading Group Purchasing Florida Panthers

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Apple Stores usually have the most in stock, but they also draw the longest lines. The gold iPhone 5S seemed to be the most popular choice for the iPhanatics. Georgia Tech student Chance Shafor, the first in line in Atlanta’s Lenox Square, said he wants a gold iPhone 5S because it’s “new and shiny.” Retailers including Best Buy ( BBY , Fortune 500 ) will also have the new iPhones, as will carriers AT&T ( T , Fortune 500 ), Verizon ( VZ , Fortune 500 ), Sprint ( S , Fortune 500 ) and T-Mobile ( TMUS ). But their inventory usually sells out more quickly. Related story: Pay someone to wait in line for your new iPhone 5S sells out in London: Scores of Apple fans in London went home disappointed after the iPhone 5S sold out at the city’s flagship store in under two hours. The gold version of the 5S was first to go as several thousand people lined up outside the store on Regent Street. After standing in the queue for six hours, London university student Waleed Tariq was pleased to have snapped up a 5S, dismissing the more affordable model. “The 5C stands for 5 cheap. It’s plastic and it looks cheap. I’m definitely not interested in that one,” the 17-year-old said. Waiting in line today? Queues in London, mostly made up of men, snaked down a side street and were funneled into a nearby square. Coffee stations were set up to serve the waiting crowds. Many in London were buying iPhones just so they could resell them later, though Apple imposed a two-phone limit on customers.

The sale price is $230 million, and Viola is buying out several of the teams minority owners. Last season, Forbes had placed the franchises value at $170 million. The Panthers are expected to remain in South Florida; the teams lease with the Broward County-owned BB&T Center runs through 2028. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, which operates the arena, is the profitable arm of the Florida Panthers family of companies and is said to be part of the transaction. The team had no comment after the New York Post first reported a group of unidentified New York-based investors were buying the team. The Panthers have been losing more than $20 million per season in recent years, the source said. A source close to the team confirmed the sale was in the works and said general manager Dale Tallon has been telling players interested in coming to the Panthers such as former All-Star goalie Tim Thomas that a new owner would be in place soon. An announcement could be coming in the next few weeks. Captain Ed Jovanovski, who said he heard reports of a new owner on a weekly basis while with the Phoenix Coyotes, said word of a new owner shouldnt affect the team at all. For the most part, you have a bunch of guys who just want to play hockey, Jovanovski said. Whatever happens on the ownership side will be taken care of by the executives in place. I think for us, we just wait and see. Were trying to be in the right frame of mind for the start of the season. But someone new coming in must be eager to take over the team. You have to look at that as a positive.

Jets Overcome Bills, 20 Penalties: Geno Smith Tops EJ Manuel In New York’s 27-20 Win

But officials ruled Manuel was down and Ryan had no more challenges, with replays showing Manuel appeared to fumble. New York then had a horrendous sequence of four straight penalties, three on Kyle Wilson, who was benched briefly after the last of the calls. That kept Buffalo’s offense on the field. It appeared Fred Jackson also had a fumble during the drive that the Jets recovered, but penalties also negated that and put the Bills in a position to tie. “We were able to get the game to 20-20,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said, “but then we were not able to make the plays to get us over the hump.” Smith, the second quarterback drafted at No. 39, finished 16 of 29 for 331 yards and also had two interceptions. Bilal Powell ran for a career-high 149 yards on 27 carries, and Holmes had a career-best 154 yards receiving. Stephen Hill also caught a touchdown pass from Smith. Manuel, who went No. 16 overall as the first quarterback drafted, was 19 of 42 for 243 yards and the score. It was a costly defeat for Buffalo, which lost cornerback Leodis McKelvin to a hamstring injury, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to an ankle injury and defensive end Alex Carrington was carted off late in the game with an apparent left knee injury. Running back C.J.