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SI.com’s Albert Breer reported Walmart heir Rob Walton “looms as the favorite” to purchase the Broncos, as NFL owners “would want Walton in their club.” The fact that his family already “has boots on the ground in the market” -- Walton’s brother-in-law Stan Kroenke, who owns the Nuggets and Avalanche, -- only “makes this call easier for the other owners.” The way late Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen’s will reads, the team “has to go to the highest bidder,” and someone “could outbid Walton.” But it will not happen because Walton’s pockets “aren’t deep enough,” or through “any lack of will from other owners” (SI.com, 5/11).

SETTING RECORDS: In Columbus, Jacob Myers wrote in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “On Our Sleeves” campaign to "raise funds for children’s mental health resources," MLS' Columbus Crew SC “set a world record for longest chain of fan scarves.” For close to three hours, volunteers “laid out the thousand-plus scarves,” representing the number of $25 scarves purchased during the Crew’s “Wrap them in support” campaign that began last October, which ended up stretching "nearly one mile at 4,848.56 feet." The fundraising total “wasn’t announced” because the campaign is “ongoing through the Crew’s game" on May 21 against LAFC, designated “On Our Sleeves” night (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 5/12).

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