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John Ourand

John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Retooled Chase finishes strong

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup may have started slowly, but it ended with the sport’s biggest viewership figures in several years. Kevin Harvick celebrated the first championship under the new format. ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ManU Hires David Sternberg As Head Of Media

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06/05/13
On The Ground: Martzke Says He's Been A Fan Of Gus Johnson's From Early On

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06/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Sports Promotes Berson To President

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06/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Verizon Close $1B NFL Extension

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Tags: NFL, Verizon, Media

06/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Berson Named CBS Sports President

CBS Sports has promoted David Berson to President, positioning the 40-year-old exec as the heir apparent to network Chair Sean McManus . McManus said, "I have no plans to go anywhere in the near future. I still love what I do. But David has earned the right to have a larger role at CBS Sports, an ...

06/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Verizon, NFL To Unveil $1B Extension

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06/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Denies Report On Steve Bornstein

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06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: FS1 Twitter feed to feature advertisers

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06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC, Fox involved in MASN talks

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06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN, NBC on the clock for golf rights

The U.S. Golf Association started its exclusive negotiating window with incumbents ESPN and NBC Sports Group over the weekend, a year and a half before its current deal ends. NBC holds the broadcast rights to USGA’s biggest prize, the U.S. Open. NBC also televises the U.S. Women’s Ope ...

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