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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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02/09/99
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The following lists overnight Nielsen ratings for this past weekend''s network sporting events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Soccer: US vs Germany 6-Feb ABC 1:00-3:00pm 1.7/5 NCAA Men''s Re

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02/09/99
ALONG WITH NBC, LOCAL NBA RATINGS STRONG DURING OPENING

NBC Sports and TNT are reported to be "satisfied" with the NBA''s opening weekend ratings, according to USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke. NBC Sports received a 5.8 average Nielsen overnight for its Sunday do

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, RDV Sports, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, YankeeNets

02/09/99
MLB MARKET REPORT: TEAMS EXPERIENCING BRISK TICKET SALES

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, MLB

02/08/99
SAMARANCH SUBJECT OF WEEKEND PROFILES; ARE EYES ON DEFRANTZ?

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02/08/99
MLB HITS BLACKJACK; INKS MARKETING DEAL WITH CENTURY 21

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02/08/99
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02/08/99
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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, CBS, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Nielsen, Media, Viacom

02/08/99
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