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Published May 3, 2011
FAMILIAR SITUATION: YAHOO SPORTS' Sean Leahy reported NBC's telecast of Lightning-Capitals Eastern Conference Semifinal Game Five Saturday "will once again be moved over to Versus should it run past the start time of pre-race coverage for the Kentucky Derby." The hockey game begins at 12:30pm ET, and the Derby coverage is "scheduled to begin on NBC" at 4:00 (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 5/2).
COSTLY PROGRAM: In London, Jonathan Sibun reports EPL clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and Scottish club Celtic are "among a group of major football clubs to have lost millions of pounds following the collapse" of Cre8 Publishing, one of the U.K.'s "biggest printers of matchday magazines." Cre8 "was put into liquidation earlier this month, leaving football and rugby clubs among unsecured creditors owed more than" $3.3M (all figures U.S.). Arsenal is "among Cre8 Publishing's biggest unsecured creditors." Other clubs owed money include Celtic at $660,000, Scottish club Rangers at close to $820,000, EPL club West Ham United at $170,000 and Tottenham at $70,000 (London TELEGRAPH, 5/3).