SBD/Issue 88/This Week's SBJ

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This week’s cover story examines ’04 player jersey sales, with Nuggets F Carmelo Anthony’s powder blue Swingman style jersey generating $14M in retail sales, more than any other jersey on the market.

USTA acquires a 25% stake in the WTA JP MorganChase Open.

$105M verdict in Aramark case sends ripples through the industry.

DirecTV protects retransmission rights in ten-year carriage deal with ESPN.

NBC extends U.S. Open broadcast deal with USGA through 2014.
One-on-One with Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie.


Tube Talk: Fox getting increases of about 10 percent for NASCAR spots afterasking for more than 15 percent; HBO Sports looking back 20 years to Villanova’s upset of Georgetown; no Conference USA for ESPN’s new college channel.

Using Marketing : Sponsors who foot the bill shouldn’t have to sit by and watch properties self-destruct, so give them a spot on the board of directors.

Media Tracker: ABC’s ratings for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships dating back to 1997, plus December Web site traffic reports and year-end advertising revenue reports and page counts for sports magazines.

Labor & Agents: Leonard’s agent devoted months on deal for switch to Nike clubs; Rosenhaus signs three draft prospects, including Oklahoma’s Cody.

Breaking Ground: Orange Bowl renovations finally rolling as designers bid onproject; HOK Sport bolsters college design efforts with new hire from HNTB.

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