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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

MIAMI HERALD headline: " Bad Idea All Around To Hold 2022 World Cup In Qatar ." There "isn’t much good about the decision to keep the Cup in Qatar. Summer? Winter? Makes no difference. It’s a bad place to hold the Cup." The TAMPA BAY TIMES notes Rays President Brian Auld &...

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In Charlotte, Whitmore & Wright report that the state of NC has been paying for former Panthers WR RAE CARRUTH''s defense in his capital murder trial since August because a judge declared him indigent

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NCAA Denounces Gambling

The NCAA was allotted 44 PSA slots during this past bowl season, and nine featured student-athletes "denouncing" gambling on collegiate sports, according to David Strow of the LAS VEGAS SUN. The stude

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Solid Rating For Orange Bowl

ABC''s coverage of the Univ. of OK-FL State Univ. BCS championship game in Wednesday''s FedEx Orange Bowl earned a 17.8/28 national Nielsen rating, up 2% from last year''s comparable Nokia Sugar Bowl

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Final Nielsen Ratings

Ratings for the weekend of December 30-31 were not available at presstime. The following lists final Nielsen ratings from the weekend of December 23-25 (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Golf: W

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NCAA Faces Antitrust Lawsuit

The Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA) filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in U.S. District Court in NY. MIBA is a sponsor of the postseason and preseason National Invi

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Record BCS Ratings For ABC

ABC''s coverage of last night''s Univ. of OK-FL State Univ. FedEx Orange Bowl for the BCS Championship earned a 17.0/26 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating, up 2% from last year''s comparable 16.7/25

Tags: ABC, Colleges, ESPN, FedEx, NFL, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with the Redskins hiring Marty Schottenheimer as coach and Dir of Football Operations, followed by Knicks-

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Fedex Delivers

ABC''s coverage of last night''s Univ. of OK-FL State Univ. FedEx Orange Bowl/BCS Championship earned a 17.0/26 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating, up 4% from last year''s comparable 16.7/25 for VA

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White Sox Vice Chair EDDIE EINHORN has prostate cancer and has started treatment at N.Y.''s Presbyterian Hospital near his home in NJ. Doctors said the prognosis for a full recovery is "excellent" (AP

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USA TODAY''s Jack Carey profiles SUSAN POTTER NORTON, who will become the first female President of the ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE on January 18. Two of her "immediate tasks" will be "to negotiate" new con

Tags: Basketball, Boxing, Colleges, Golf, HBO, Motorsports, NASCAR, People and Pop Culture, Tennis, Time Warner

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