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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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SI generated 6.1 million unique visitors to SI.com on Friday, fueled by its LeBron James exclusive. That marks a new one-day traffic record for the site. The total beat its prior mark, set in January with an exclusive piece from Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, by 42%. The total, representing internal O ...

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Oliver Bumped To Fox' No. 2 NFL Team

Fox is moving NFL sideline reporter Pam Oliver "to the network’s No. 2 team" this fall, as Erin Andrews will join Joe Buck and Troy Aikman with the net's top broadcast team, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Following this season, Oliver will "no longer be a sideline reporter at all ...

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People & Personalities

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

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Media Notes

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

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ESPN Breaks Record For Unique Visitors In A Month

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