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SBD/September 9, 2011/Media
Published September 9, 2011
BACK IN THE RING: Top Rank Chair Bob Arum said that a deal "had been agreed to between his company and HBO PPV to produce and distribute" Miguel Cotto's junior middleweight title bout against Antonio Margarito on Dec. 3 at MSG. Top Rank President Todd duBoef said that he "still had a few minor points to go over" with HBO Senior VP/Sports Operations & PPV Mark Taffet. But duBoef said completion of the agreement was "imminent." ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported Top Rank also was "weighing an offer from Showtime, HBO's archrival, for the fight" (ESPN.com, 9/8).
HURRICANE WATCH: The Hurricanes on Thursday announced that FS Carolinas will air 67 games during the '11-12 NHL season, and "all games will be in high definition." The RSN's coverage "will include 37 of the team's 41 road games." John Forslund "again will handle the play-by-play while Tripp Tracy will provide analysis." Starting in January, 37 of the Hurricanes' "final 42 regular-season games will be televised, including all 22 of the team's road games in that span" (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 9/9).