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ABC drew a 4.3 overnight rating for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon, which saw Juan Pablo Montoya capture his second win at the Brickyard. That figure is up from a 4.0 overnight for last year's dramatic finish, which saw Ryan Hunter-Reay hold off Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti&nb...
The Source, the hip-hop music magazine, "turned its attention to basketball for the launch of The Source Sports Basketball Preview," according to SGB. The new publication takes "an edgy look at the NB
MLB: Yankees SS Derek Jeter is the "runaway leader" in terms of popularity on MLBPA''s bigleaguers.com. Chris Dahl, editor of bigleaguers.com: "I don''t have the exact number, but he''s the easy winne
Among TIME magazine''s weekly "Winners" is NBC Sports'' Tom Hammond: "He''s not exactly a household name, but somebody at NBC has to inherit Marv''s [Albert''s] airtime" (TIME, 10/6 issue). In N.Y., L
The following lists overnight ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are ET. "MLB on Fox" games were NYY-DET; CHC-STL; LA-COL; and SD-SF. The numbers were gathered from the ne
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MLB''s postseason begins today at 1:00pm ET with the Astros-Braves on ESPN, which will be followed by the Giants- Marlins at 4:00pm ET. ESPN will broadcast the same two games, at the same times, tomor
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ABC and Finland-based telecom company Nokia "are closing in on the first major sponsorship deal for the network''s new College Football Championship Series," set to start in January ''99, according to
TNT airs "Before They Were Pros" tonight at 8:00pm ET. The 90-minute show from TNT & NFL Films features the careers of NFL players, Brett Favre, Marcus Allen, John Elway, Wayne Chrebet and Troy Aikman
A Denver District Court judge ruled that Web publisher Robert Lewis "must sever all connection" between his CO Tourism & Sport Web site and the sport of baseball, because his site, rockies.com, "creat
NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol said that while firing Marv Albert was "at the top of my list as the saddest and toughest thing I''ve ever had to do," he hopes that one day Albert will get a chance
BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that CNNfn "pulled the plug" on "Sports Inc.," unable to "find enough of an audience beyond sports marketing circles" (BRANDWEEK, 9/29). RYDER CUP: In N.Y., Phil Mush