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Comcast Business To Provide High-Speed Ethernet At NASCAR Tracks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15

Comcast Business this afternoon is announcing that it will provide one-gigabit Ethernet connections at five NASCAR-hosting tracks in a bid to enhance communications between sanctioning-body officials, teams and broadcast partners during races. The services will be provided at ISC’s Martinsvill...

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Blackhawks' McDonough Talks Maintaining Success

Just a few hours before the Blackhawks’ 5-2 win over the Ducks to extend the Western Conference Finals to a Game 7, Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough spoke at the '15 Brand Engagement Conference in Chicago. McDonough touched on a variety of issues during a one-on-one intervi ...

Tags: Brand Engagement Summit, Chicago Blackhawks

Gracenote Jumps Into Sports Data Market

Gracenote, a Tribune Media Co.-owned provider of audio recognition and metadata products, is making a sizable entry into the sports data market with the acquisition of Infostrada Sports, a Dutch provider of sports data, and the Canadian-based Sport ...

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MLB Teams Participating In Delta SkyMiles Promo

Delta is tying together five of its MLB team sponsorships for a season-long, baseball-themed frequency/loyalty platform. The Delta Dugout program, expanded from two to five MLB teams this year, will run June 1-Sept. 3 and will work in conjunction w ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Delta Airlines

Blatter's Future Murky Amid FIFA Arrests

European soccer execs "moved last night to unseat" FIFA President Sepp Blatter, after the sport’s governing body "was engulfed by the biggest corruption scandal in its history," according to a front-page piece by Bremner, Sage & Dickinson of the LONDON TIMES, who write under the header, "B ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, FIFA

Hamilton Boosting MLB Rangers' Metrics

The MLB Rangers tonight "will return home to a re-energized fan base ... after a highly successful nine-game road trip," and included in the homestand against the Red Sox will be LF Josh Hamilton's "latest home debut," according to Jeff Mosier of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Hamilton was traded back to ...

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Texas Rangers

Facility Notes

In Minneapolis, Janet Moore writes the city’s Metropolitan Council yesterday “edged closer to funding” a $6M pedestrian bridge at a major light-rail station near the new Vikings stadium, “though some members questioned why the team isn’t paying for the project.” T ...

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Nine Cities Bid On '18-'0 CFP Title Games

Nine communities "have officially bid" on the '18-20 College Football Playoff title games, and the thee championship sites are "expected to be announced in October," according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com. Of the nine cities and communities, Houston and Santa Clara "were the only ones to bid ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NCAA

Executive Transactions

MLS Atlanta named investment group NextGen Angels Senior VP ANN RODRIGUEZ VP/Business Operations, effective June 22. She will report to President DARREN EALES and will work closely with AMB Sports & Entertainment in managing cross-functional groups providing services and expertise in PR and ...

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Morning Hot Reads: FIFA In Crisis....

The London INDEPENDENT noted it is a "good job" for soccer that the U.S. – "a country so often maligned and mocked for its late adoption of the sport –  has emerged so spectacularly on its side ." The DESERET NEWS runs with the header, " Salt Lake Olympic Scandal 'Set A Precedent' F ...

Laugh Track....Corrupted File

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart : “American soccer fans have stood by while the media obsesses over other sports’ crimes and scandals. Well now finally, soccer is getting its perp walk.” The broadcast aired footage of FIFA officials being arrested, with Stewart saying, “I ...

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