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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

4.06 million – Average viewers for FS1’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this past Sunday. The audience for the race from Martinsville ranks fourth among all FS1 telecasts all-time, behind only three Giants-Cardinals NLCS games from '14 ( THE DAILY ).

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06/27/96
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Commentary on the young age of this year''s NBA Draft class continued this morning, as the league set a record for the number of early entries chosen in the first round. NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ G

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06/27/96
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According to a draft schedule obtained by the AP, MLB officials plan to have teams in corresponding divisions in the two leagues play each other with the East and Central teams playing 15 interleague

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06/26/96
NBA DRAFT NOTES: '97 EDITION TO BE HELD IN CHARLOTTE

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced yesterday that the ''97 NBA Draft would be held at the Charlotte Coliseum on June 25, 1997 and again be televised on TNT (NBA). YOUTH MOVEMENT: ESPN''s "NBA Toda

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06/26/96
A BREAKTHROUGH BY THE BREAK? BASEBALL TALKS CONTINUE

Negotiators for MLB''s players and owners will continue talks today in New York following yesterday''s two-hour session. MLB chief negotiator Randy Levine: "We''re meeting constructively and trying to

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06/26/96
NBA DRAFT OVERSHADOWED BY LABOR PAINS; DREAM TEAM AT RISK?

"For the second consecutive year, the threat of an NBA lockout of its players poses an ominous backdrop to tonight''s draft," according to Lacy Banks in this morning''s CHICAGO SUN- TIMES. According t

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06/26/96
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06/25/96
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San Francisco-based Golden Gate Productions announced the signing of Olympic gold medalists Franz Klammer, Pirmin Zurbriggin, Phil Mahre and Leonhard Stock to exclusive multi-year racing contracts thr

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06/25/96
NBA WINS IN COURT; DRAFT OVERSHADOWED BY LOOMING LOCKOUT?

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