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NYC FC Set To Introduce Lampard; Beasley Signs With Dynamo

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

NYC FC today is expected to introduce Frank Lampard as its new designated player signing as he joins the MLS expansion team following his career with EPL club Chelsea. The event "also will see Lampard taking part in a coaching clinic with local children" ( DAILYMAIL.co.uk, 7/24 ). Meanw...

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In Atlanta, Tim Tucker notes Matt Stinchcomb and Andre Ware have signed contracts to "join the new SEC Network" as game analysts. SEC Net also announced that former CBS Sports reporter Tony Barnhart and Longhorn Network reporter Kaylee Hartung "have joined the lineup." Barnhart will "contribute to t ...

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App Review: Tour De France For iPhone

Priced at $14.99 plus tax, Tour de France for iPhone is clearly geared toward avid fans of the annual cycling event. A live video feed is included, but the app’s primary deliverables are detailed course information, rider profiles and race-r ...

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In Houston, David Barron cited a court filing yesterday as showing that the Astros and Rockets are "working with a prospective buyer or buyers for the parent company of Comcast SportsNet Houston and want more clearly defined confidentiality requirements in place, withholding details from the public ...

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World Cup Final Gets Strong Overnight On ABC

ABC earned a 9.7 overnight rating yesterday for Germany’s 1-0 extra-time win over Argentina in the FIFA World Cup final, up 13% from the 8.6 figure the net generated for Spain-Netherlands in ’10. Yesterday’s rating is the third-highest number for any World Cup match on ESPN/ABC, tr ...

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Twitter Again Sees Record Volume From WC

Twitter yesterday said that the World Cup Final generated 32.1 million tweets, second to only Germany's semifinal win over Brazil. When Germany completed its tournament yesterday, Twitter had a peak volume at the final whistle of 618,725 tweets per minute, a new record for the platform ( Eric Fisher ...

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Jenkins Details How He Got The LeBron Exclusive

SI's Lee Jenkins co-wrote LeBron James' essay announcing his return to the Cavaliers and detailed how he got the story. He said he interviewed James "for about an hour" on Thursday. Jenkins: "Then it was just basically sewing together his words and then sending it to him for his approval and changes ...

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Cavs' Local TV Rights Likely To See Huge Bump

LeBron James' return to the Cavaliers will likely result in a "monstrous difference for the television audiences on Fox Sports Ohio" from the past four seasons, and that could mean a "significant bump in local TV rights," according to Kevin Kleps of CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. FS Ohio's current deal ...

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ESPN Breaks Record For Unique Visitors In A Month

ESPN last month shattered its own industry record for most unique visitors in a month in U.S. digital sports history, posting 80.7 million uniques during June according to comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform ratings. The total was fueled in part by heavy traffic from its coverage of the FIFA World ...

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Turner Calls Final NASCAR Race After 32 Years

Yesterday's Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway marked the final NASCAR race on Turner Sports under the sport's current media-rights deal. The new rights deal with Fox and NBC goes into effect next year, leaving Turner on the sidelines for the first time in 3 ...

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ESPN Earns Big Numbers For FIFA World Cup Semis

Wednesday's Argentina-Netherlands match on ESPN averaged a 4.3 final rating and 6,823,000 viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-viewed World Cup semifinal game in network history. The game topped the figures the Germany-Brazil semifinal drew on Tuesday. The average 4.2 rating for the tw ...

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