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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15
NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...
SI''s Steve Lopez writes on the Flyers libel suit against Philadelphia WIP-AM under the header, "Put Up Or Shut Up." Lopez: "Some observers think this could do for talk radio what Carol Burnett did fo
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