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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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Sources: EverBank, Jags Set For Extension

See the listing for EverBank Jacksonville-based EverBank will announce Friday afternoon that it has "signed a 10-year extension to retain the stadium naming rights with the Jaguars" through the '24 season, according to sources cited in a front-page piece by Gene Frenette of th ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars

Paul: I'll Sit Out If Sterling Still In Control

Clippers G Chris Paul said that he has talked to coach Doc Rivers "about the possibility of sitting out" should Donald Sterling remain in control of the franchise at the start of the season, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Paul said, "That's something me and Doc are both talking about. Someth ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Johnson Leads In NASCAR TV Exposure

Heading into ESPN’s portion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, Jimmie Johnson leads all drivers in sponsor TV exposure, garnering $75.3M during points-race telecasts (26 telecasts including replays), according to data from sponsorship measurement firm Joyce Julius. Johnson has led all ...

Tags: NASCAR, Joyce Julius and Associates, Marketing and Sponsorship

The Daily's Hot Reads For Friday: Help Me, Ronda

The NEW YORKER's Kelefa Sanneh writes of UFC fighter Ronda Rousey : "In MMA, more than in most sports, athletes must be promoters, too. Rousey is smart enough to know that one of her promotional assets is the way she looks . … Of course, this asset can be a liability, too" ( NEW YORKER ). A ...

TWC, SEC Net Reach Carriage Deal

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-a ...

Tags: Media, ESPN, Time Warner Cable

Executive Transactions

Miller Sports Properties named USOC Managing Dir of Partnership Marketing SUSAN GOLDSMITH VP/Partner Services & Integration ( MSP )....Labor and employment law firm Jackson Lewis named NCAA Dir of Academic & Membership Affairs GEOFF SILVER Of Counsel ( Jackson Lewis )....The NBA Kings na ...

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UNC Unveils Plan For Former Athletes To Graduate

The Univ. of North Carolina announced a new program Thursday called "Complete Carolina" that will "give scholarships and counseling to help former athletes finish their degrees," according to a front-page piece by Jane Stancill of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt said ...

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F1 Race In New Jersey Delayed Again

The F1 Grand Prix of America race slated for New Jersey -- initially announced in '11 -- "now won’t start its engines" before '16 at the earliest, according to John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. Former New Jersey Sports & Exhibition Authority Chair Carl Goldberg on Thursday said there ...

Tags: Formula One, Events and Attractions

Bon Jovi Group Studied Toronto Stadium Sites

A Toronto-based group fronted by singer Jon Bon Jovi that is looking to purchase the Bills insists that it "is not looking at potential new stadium sites in Southern Ontario and that its plans are to keep the team in Western New York," according to Tom Precious of the BUFFALO NEWS. Toronto-ba ...

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Facilities, NFL

Packers Open To Playing Road Game In London

The NFL wants the Packers to play a game in London, but it "has to be a road game," because the club is "not going to give up the cash cow that is a home game" at Lambeau Field, according to Silverstein & McGinn of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Packers President & CEO Mark Murphy on Thursd ...

Tags: Green Bay Packers, NFL, Franchises

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