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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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Executive Transactions

ESPN GOES GLOBAL: The SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL''s Langdon Brockinton writes that ESPN has created a Global X Games department to "help grow its action-sports franchise worldwide." ESPN exec RON SEMIAO w

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Clear Channel/SFX Sports, Colleges, ESPN, Minnesota Twins, MLS, Olympics, Soccer, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Walt Disney

Bossier City Rejects NBDL

Bossier City, LA, "won''t be getting" a team in the NBDL, the NBA''s developmental league, after CenturyTel Center officials "decided to pass on the opportunity," according to Scott Ferrell of the SHR

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBDL

Casino Ads on UW Broadcasts

The Univ. of WA basketball program "has an indirect and perhaps uncomfortable association" with a casino, according to Bob Sherwin of the SEATTLE TIMES. KOMO-AM, the radio station that owns the broadc

Tags: Colleges, Media

Facility Notes

L.A. BOUND? In MN, Charley Walters wrote, "People who know say the Vikings, through intermediaries, quietly have begun talks with Los Angeles officials about the possibility of moving the team to the

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CBS Bids For Women's Tourney

During negotiations for the 11-year, $6B deal to televise the men''s NCAA basketball tournament, CBS "agreed to the NCAA''s proposal to pay $200[M] for 11 years for the women''s tournament and 18 othe

Tags: CBS, Colleges, ESPN, NCAA, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

Final Nielsen Weekend Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR ISU Figure Skating Championships 2/10 ABC 1:30-3:00pm 2.2/6 NCAA Men''s B-Ball: (regional)

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Where Will Grizzlies Go?

It is "unlikely" Blues/Kiel Center Owner Bill Laurie will buy the Grizzlies, according to Kathleen Nelson of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, who writes, "Only Laurie''s well-known love of basketball keep

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Franchises, Hockey, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA

CBS Eyeing Women's Hoop?

CBS may be "a new suitor" for the NCAA Division I women''s basketball tournament, according to Dick Patrick of USA TODAY, who notes ESPN has aired the event the last five seasons. If CBS "enters the b

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SportsLine To Market Database

SportsLine.com said Super Bowl XXXV resulted in $4M in ad revenue for the company, according to Chris Kraeuter of CBS MarketWatch. Among the "key contributors to this take was a direct-marketing e-mai

Tags: CBS, Colleges, Football, NCAA, PepsiCo, Media, SportsLine.com, Viacom

Names In The News

IOC VP JACQUES ROGGE told Athens ''04 organizers to continue to work to meet construction deadlines: "The IOC expects, of course, the start of the construction pretty soon. The next six months are cri

Tags: CBS, Colleges, Football, Golf, IOC, Olympics, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

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