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Sports Execs Attend Closing Party At N.Y. Pub

A group of current and former Fox Sports execs last night attended a closing party for Langan’s, a midtown Manhattan Irish pub that had long been favorite hangout for execs for the network, as well as well as other sports industry and media figures working in the area. Among those there were F ...

01/19/18
Today's Events....

The eBay auction for AHL Charlotte Checkers jerseys designed by Panthers QB Cam Newton ends today.

01/19/18
Final Jeopardy....

“What is Triscuit?” Correct responses to the “The Athletes’ College” category: $400: “What is the University of Florida?” $800 : “What is the University of Oregon?” $1200 : “What is Columbia University?” $1600 : “What ...

01/19/18
Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Snack Foods.” “The name of this cracker that’s been around since 1903 suggests that it was baked three times.” Last night’s edition of “Jeopardy!” featured the category “The Ath ...

01/19/18
Laugh Track: Injury List

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon said, “I saw that two new axe-throwing bars will open in Boston this year. That’s right, Boston is getting a new bar where people can try axe throwing. So far, all the customers give it one-and-a-half thumbs up.” Fallon: “Sunday is the AFC Champions ...

01/19/18
Atlanta United Wins Big At MLS Awards

MLS awarded its ‘17 club and exec awards last night in Philadelphia, with Atlanta United taking home a league-leading five awards. Atlanta United President Darren Eales was named Doug Hamilton Exec of the Year, while AMB Sports & Entertainment VP Don Rovak was named ticket sales exec o ...

01/19/18
Spectrum Unable To Show TNT's 76ers-Celtics Broadcast

NBA fans last night took to Twitter to "express frustration" over the 76ers-Celtics game "being blacked out across the country on TNT." The outage "seemed to be affecting Spectrum customers, and the company said it was trying to fix the problem." Fans said that they were "able to watch the ...

01/19/18
Court Vacates Decisions Canceling Redskins Registrations

The U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday "vacated decisions that had canceled" the Redskins' federal trademark registrations, "officially ending a legal fight that lasted more than 25 years." The Fourth Circuit’s decision has been "inevitable since June, when the Supreme Court decided in ano ...

01/19/18
NFL's Lockhart Stepping Down After Super Bowl

NFL Exec VP/Communications Joe Lockhart is stepping down after two years on the job and the league has hired Korn Ferry to conduct a search for his replacement. He will stay on through Super Bowl LII. Lockhart in a note to his staff wrote he is leaving to spend time commentating on politics and to ...

01/19/18
Glass Atrium Now Centerpiece Of KeyArena Remodel

A "revamped plan for a new main entrance at the south end of a remodeled KeyArena got a mostly positive reception Thursday when officially unveiled to the Seattle Design Commission." Oak View Group and Populous have "scrapped" plans for an above-ground parking garage and "replaced it with a glass at ...

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