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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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07/25/14
NFL Follows Court's Lead On Rice Penalty

The NFL in its two-game suspension of Ravens RB Ray Rice on Thursday "believes it was following the lead that the courts set up," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The league believes -- "right or wrong -- that this is a situation where the courts did not allow Ray Rice to do any jail time, did not ...

Tags: NFL, Baltimore Ravens, Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/25/14
Pac-12 Networks Launches Int'l YouTube Channel

Pac-12 Networks on Thursday announced that it will distribute its sports programming to international audiences through a new pay YouTube channel scheduled to launch in late August. The outlet will become the first live streaming 24/7 subscription sports channel on YouTube. The new channel at launch ...

Tags: Pac 12 Networks, Media

07/25/14
Kraft: NFL Needs A Team In L.A. Market

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft on Friday said the lack of a football team in the L.A. market "isn't good for the NFL." Appearing on ESPN's "SportsCenter" live from the team's training facility, Kraft said, "We've gone a generation -- almost 20 years -- without a team in L.A. ... We have a generati ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

07/25/14
Names In The News

ANDREW RECTOR , the Yankees fan who is suing the team, ESPN, the network's announcers and MLB for showing him sleeping while in the stands during an April game against the Red Sox, appeared on NBC's "Today" Friday morning to discuss his $10M lawsuit. NBC's MATT LAUER noted the suit "has a lot of ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

07/25/14
Broncos Land Three-Year Deal With CenturyLink

The Broncos and Louisiana-based CenturyLink on Thursday announced the two sides have a signed a three-year sponsorship deal that "should significantly improve Internet connectivity and speeds for some fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on game days," according to Andy Vuong of the DENVER PO ...

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities, NFL

07/25/14
NESN Reportedly To Drop "Dennis & Callahan"

NESN recently informed Boston-based WEEI-FM and parent company Entercom that its simulcast of the "Dennis & Callahan" radio show "will not continue after their contract comes to an end in September," according to sources cited by Chad Finn of the BOSTON GLOBE. Sources added that the decision to ...

Tags: WEEI, Media

07/25/14
Under Armour's Global Investments Paying Off

Under Armour on Thursday said that "years of investing in global expansion and footwear is starting to pay off," as consumers are buying into UA's strategy of "transforming itself into an international brand known for performance-based footwear as much as for its core clothing business," according t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Under Armour

07/25/14
MLBPA Files Grievance Against Astros

The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the signings" of three players from the '14 MLB Draft, according to MURRAYCHASS.com. The Astros claim the club "needed to sign" No. 1 overall pick P Brady Aiken "to be able to sign" fifth-round ...

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

07/25/14
Today's Events....

Bulls C Joakim Noah and his youth-focused Noah’s Arc Foundation will hold a press conference this morning at a Chicago community center to provide new tactics to combat gun violence. The Reds HOF & Museum in Cincinnati today will open an exhibit titled “Rosie Reds – 50th An ...

07/25/14
Speed Reads....

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si ...

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