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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...

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Arizona State Ends Deal With IMG College

Arizona State Univ. "is terminating its athletics multimedia rights agreement with IMG College," claiming more than $5M in damages from IMG for "failure to meet contract obligations," according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Documents show that the dispute with IMG -- ASU's rights holder ...

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10/22/14
Weir, Lipinski To Be NBC's Top Figure Skating Team

NBC Sports Group today announced that Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski "have earned an expected promotion to the lead team" for figure skating, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Weir and Lipinski will be NBC's "prime-time voices of figure skating" during the '18 Pyeongchang Games, but wi ...

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10/22/14
People & Personalities

YAHOO SPORTS' Kevin Iole noted UFC fighter Daniel Cormier "has been appointed the permanent co-host" of "UFC Tonight" with host Kenny Florian on FS1. Cormier "steps in to replace Chael Sonnen, who was fired after failing two random drug tests and then lying about it." Cormier "began working as a par ...

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10/21/14
Fox Sports Needs Longer World Series

The Giants-Royals World Series begins tonight on Fox, but the "only way" this year's matchup will top viewership from the six-game Red Sox-Cardinals series last year "is if the series goes seven games," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The Royals "are a great story," but the K.C. TV ...

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10/21/14
MLB Files Opposition In Ongoing MASN Dispute

MLB last night filed opposition paperwork with the N.Y. Supreme Court, making its case why MASN’s bid to vacate a league award for the Nationals in their ongoing TV rights fee dispute should be denied. The league took aim at each of the RSN’s primary claims, arguing its Revenue Sharing D ...

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10/21/14
Nate Silver Looks To Video To Raise Traffic

ESPN's Nate Silver, who "founded the stats-oriented news site FiveThirtyEight for sports and political junkies, is expanding video production with short films that aim to demystify data for a wider audience," according to Lucas Shaw of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The first film, "The Man Vs. The Machine," will ...

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10/21/14
Duke, SAP To Launch New Online Stats Page

Duke Univ. in partnership with SAP will launch a new online men’s basketball stats page that will feature historical team and player data, similar to the stats package that SAP produces for the NBA. SAP is making a formal announcement about the new product for Duke basketball today at the Tech ...

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10/21/14
Brits Driving NBC Soccer Coverage In U.S.

NBC's Rebecca Lowe, a London native, "has vaulted to the top of American sports television studio hosts thanks to her intellect and preparation on all things EPL," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Soccer fans "have a legitimate claim at being the harshest broadcast critics so it is remarkable ...

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10/21/14
App Review: NHL For iPhone

Without paying a dime, hockey fans can get game highlights for any NHL club using the NHL's new mobile application. They can also get live radio broadcasts, scores, schedules, rosters, standings and much more. I'm sold. The new app, launched in early October, replaces NHL GameCenter Live for iPh ...

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10/21/14
C-SPAN To Air Blackmun Speech, College Panels

C-SPAN will show live coverage this afternoon of a speech given by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun at a National Press Club event in DC that is sponsored by the Big 12 Conference. Blackmun's remarks are scheduled to start at 1:00pm ET today. He will be followed by two panels on the state of college athletic ...

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