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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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09/27/96
WARM UP THE TV CLICKER: IT'S CLOSE TO PLAYOFF TIME FOR MLB

MLB Playoffs start Tuesday and all playoff games will be shown in their entirety on national or cable TV, according to Bill Fleischman of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. On Tuesday, ESPN will lead off it

Tags: ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

09/27/96
MEDIA NOTES

The National Sporting Goods Association has a site on the World Wide Web previewing its Expo ''97. It can be accessed at http:www.NSGAChicagoShow.com. Under construction are sites with NSGA''s Buying

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, NFL, R J Reynolds, Sears, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/27/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: ROYALS LAND PRIME TIME DEAL

The Royals have awarded their TV rights for both over-the- air and cable to Prime Sports. The three-year deal, starting next season, has an option for a second three years. In the deal, 80 Royals game

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Madison Square Garden, MLB, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/26/96
SPORTS NETWORK NEWS: WHO WILL BE THE LAST MAN STANDING?

Dow Jones and ITT "plan to announce next week a January launch date for their long-awaited business and sports TV network," according to Angela King of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The new WBIS+ is expected t

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/26/96
CBS NETWORK NEWS: NETWORK HEARS THE WHISTLE BLOW 500 MILES

CBS Sports and International Speedway Corp. extended their current deal in which CBS will broadcast the Daytona 500 through 2001. As part of the deal, CBS Sports has acquired the rights to broadcast N

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, PepsiCo, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

09/26/96
MEDIA NOTES

The Fox News channel signed deals with Continental Cablevision and Comcast for carriage on the third and fourth largest cable operators (INSIDE MEDIA, 9/26)....The $400,000 cost of a 30-second spot on

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Philadelphia Flyers, Sports Illustrated, Media

09/26/96
MLB NEWS & NOTES: LOCAL RATINGS SHOW BUMP: FOX GETS DODGERS

As pennant races conclude, MLB is "bringing more fans to TV sets ... than they did last season," according to Michael Freeman of MEDIAWEEK. Based on an analysis of local TV ratings to date of the 26 U

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/25/96
CABLE OPERATORS NOT CHICKEN ABOUT CARRYING TYSON

TCI, Inc. and Request TV have reportedly reached agreement to carry Showtime Sports and Events'' next four Mike Tyson PPV fights, according to CABLE WORLD. While neither Request nor TCI had officially

Tags: Cablevision, Showtime, Media

09/25/96
MEDIA NOTES

In New York, Richard Sandomir notes NASCAR''s popularity and the subsequent rise in TV rights fees. In "a new deal to keep the Daytona 500, CBS''s rights fee for the race is increasing from an estimat

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/25/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: BREWERS RATINGS UP AS TV DEAL ENDS

The Brewers'' two-year contract with WVTV comes to an end at the end of the season and the team "will decide in the next few months whether to continue" with the channel or make a change, according to

Tags: AHL, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, Media, Walt Disney

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