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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 17

"We thought we had a deal for next year, but our dancing partner decided they were going to go a different route. It's really not a financial deal. It's more a logistics deal" – Rockies Owner Dick Monfort , on efforts to bring an MLB exhibition game to Albuquerque, home of the team's Triple-A...

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Stallone's NASCAR TV Series

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The following lists overnight Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NFL: Titans-Rams 8/17 Fox 8:00-11:00pm 4.1/8 PGA Championship – 3rd Rd 8/18 CBS 1:

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NTRA Tackles Tax Reductions

BLOODHORSE.com’s Tom LaMarra reported on the recently held Jockey Club Round Table, which saw the NTRA announce "plans to lobby for tax reductions on pari-mutuel handle on a stat-by-state basis.

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MLB News & Notes

The Orioles announced they have sold three million tickets for the seventh consecutive season. The Orioles have 19 home games remaining and have drawn 2,308,913 fans. Because of a train accident near

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Executive Transactions

CALLAWAY CHAIR: Callaway President & CEO RON DRAPEAU has been elected by the BOD to serve as Chair. Drapeau will fill the vacancy created by the death of company founder ELY CALLAWAY last month. The B

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Facility Notes

FANCY FREE: After last Monday''s Ravens-Eagles preseason game was cancelled due to poor field conditions at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia Capital Programs Office Dir Rick Tustin said that officials "

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Bu ...

Following similar moves by rivals Viacom and News. Corp., AOL Time Warner has created a new division to sell ads and promos across the company''s family of media properties. With the new group, called

Marlins Future Still Up In The Air

Some "casual conversations" with three Marlins execs last week "elicited three vastly different opinions on what will happen to the team next season: remain status quo, be moved to northern Virginia o

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X Games Moves Indoors

ESPN officials said that Friday''s X Games session at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, which marked the first time the event was held indoors, drew 33,300 fans, according to Todd Zolecki of the

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Franchise Notes

In Ottawa, Ken Warren wrote the Senators have sold 8,400-8,500 season-ticket equivalents, which is "well short" of the ''00-01 total of 11,200 (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 8/18)....In St. Louis, Nick Wishart repo

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