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Host Going Back To College

Host Communications is withdrawing from the rodeo and motor sports business “in an effort to refocus the company on its roots: college sports marketing, printing and publishing, and association manage

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Smith Withdraws NYRA CEO Bid

Former NTRA Commissioner Tim Smith “withdrew from consideration Saturday” to become president of NYRA, according to Matt Graves of the Albany TIMES-UNION. Smith said in a statement, “After nearly a mo

Tags: Horse Racing, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Frances Impacts Florida Sports

Hurricane Frances continues to impact the sports industry, forcing numerous cancellations and postponements, but also providing some with the opportunity to help those in need. NFL: In Jacksonville, J

Tags: ABC, Baseball, CBS, Colleges, Miami Marlins, Football, Miami Dolphins, Motorsports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, PGA Tour, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Sports in Society, Viacom, Walt Disney

U.S. Open Marketing Notes

Marketing around the U.S. Open has reached a combined $50M for this year’s event, as longtime sponsors AmEx, JPMorgan Chase, IBM and Olympus have all “expanded their partnerships with additional marke

Tags: American Express, Continental Airlines, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Nike, Reebok, USTA

Facility Notes

In Newark, Matthew Futterman reports that the NFL Giants, despite “hopes of making a decision by the end of the summer,” are “still trying to figure out whether it makes more sense to build another ho

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Facilities, Football, New York Giants, NJSEA, Olympics

Media Notes

XM Satellite Radio has inked a deal to broadcast Big Ten football and men’s and women’s basketball games. XM has similar deals with the ACC and Pac-10 (XM Satellite Radio). MORE FISTICUFFS: The HOLLYW

Tags: Basketball, Boxing, Cleveland Cavaliers, Colleges, NBC, Orlando Magic, Media

Saratoga Attendance Drops 8%

than one million fans each of the past two summer meets, Saratoga’s 36-day ’04 meet drew 941,794 and wagering from all sources was $549.46M, “off by more than $6.9[M]” from ’03, according to Paul Mora

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Franchise Notes

In L.A., Bill Shaikin reports MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Tuesday confirmed for the first time that he and Angels Owner Arte Moreno have discussed the possibility of renaming the team the L.A. Angels.

Tags: LA Angels, Baseball, Buffalo Bills, Charlotte Hornets, Football, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, NBA, New England Patriots, NFL

Yankees End Forfeit Request

The Yankees have “dropped their request” that the D’Rays forfeit the game they did not show up for Monday afternoon, according to Jack Curry of the N.Y. TIMES, who notes the game will be made up as pa

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, MLB, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays

Champ Car Inks Deal w/ Portland

Portland (OR) City Commissioner Jim Francesconi and the Champ Car World Series have signed an agreement to host a race at Portland Int’l Raceway (PIR) the next three years with an “opt-out clause if t

Tags: hp, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports

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