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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR Sprint Cup From Talladega Flat Compared To '13

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 14

ABC’s Notre Dame-Florida State led overnight ratings among all college football programming over the weekend. ESPN’s top audience was Kansas State’s upset of Oklahoma in the 12:00pm ET window with a 2.7 overnight. That figure was just below the 2.8 overnight earned by CBS for Al...

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LEAGUE NOTES

The CBA has filed lawsuits in a Phoenix Federal District Court against the IBL and the RiverCity Basketball Club, LLC, which had agreed to "own and operate a CBA expansion team" in St. Charles, MO, pr

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01/21/99
BUD LIGHTS UP THE NBA; MILLER PLEASED WITH LOCAL PLAN

Anheuser-Busch has signed a multi-year agreement to make Budweiser the domestic and global "Official Beer Sponsor" of the NBA. The deal provides Budweiser the use all of NBA marks and logos (A-B). In

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01/21/99
MCCLATCHY GIVES A PIRATES' LASHING ON STADIUM FINANCING

Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy said that if the PA Legislature "hasn''t approved its share" of financing for PNC Park by February 10 -- a deadline set by PA Gov. Tom Ridge -- "the current design and si

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01/21/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Houston, former Astros Assistant to Dir of Player Development Leslie Ann Leary filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit claiming the club discriminated against her because she is a woman. Astros representa

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01/21/99
DOLLARS AND ASCENT: NUGGETS/AVALANCHE OWNER SELL MOVIE ARM

Ascent Entertainment Group, owner of the Nuggets and Avalanche, is "selling all but a small stake" in its Beacon Communications Group movie studio, according to Bob Diddlebock of the DENVER POST. The

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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01/21/99
HENRY FINALLY SNAGS MARLINS: BEGINS CAMPAIGN TO WIN FANS

Marlins Owner John Henry completed his deal with Wayne Huizenga yesterday to purchase the team for $150M and "took his first steps" as the new owner "to save this ailing franchise," according to Mike

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01/21/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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01/21/99
UNLOCKING THE LOCKOUT: 204 DAYS LATER, THE CBA IS SIGNED

The NBA and the players union officially ended the 204 day lockout yesterday by signing off on the new, six-year CBA, which was agreed upon two weeks ago, according to Peter May of the BOSTON GLOBE. T

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MIAMI SOUND MACHINE: FRANKY, LOUIE AND OTHER MARKETING NEWS

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