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White Sox' U.S. Cellular Field Hosting First Concert In 13 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 16

U.S. Cellular Field on Sept. 24 will host its "first concert in 13 years."  Chance the Rapper will headline "Magnificent Coloring Day," the "first ever music festival to be held" at the White Sox' ballpark. Other performers include Lil' Wayne , Alicia Keys and John Legend . The team has "u...

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NCAA Sends Out Questionnaire On Discrimination

The NCAA on Friday announced it had "sent a questionnaire concerning discrimination issues to the local organizing groups in cities that have been named to host any NCAA event in any of its three competitive divisions or are interested in staging them," according to Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. The ...

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Executive Transactions

The Players' Tribune named former Dolphins Managing Dir of New Stadium Partnerships & Strategy JARED SCHOENFELD VP/Brand Partnership Sales. Schoenfeld also had stints with MSG and CAA. He is TPT’s first sales exec and will report to TPT President JAYMEE MESSLER . Schoenfeld wi ...

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SBJ In-Depth: College Football Season Preview

The start of the college football season launches one of the most powerful forces in all of sports. Before the first kickoff, we’ll highlight the business storylines that will help define the season ahead, whether it involves media partners, facility projects, ticketing strategies, sponsor ac ...

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Laugh Track....

During the weekly “Thank You Notes” segment on Friday’s edition of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon said, “Thank you, diarrhea outbreak at the Republican National Convention, or as they say in Cleveland, ‘The Browns are running out of the ...

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“What is ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring?’”

Final Jeopardy!

Friday night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Painted Ladies.” “She’s been called the ‘Mona Lisa of the North’ and the poster girl for the Dutch Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague.”

Golfer "Beef" Johnston Signs Deal With Arby's

English golfer Andrew "Beef" Johnston has "signed a sponsorship deal" with Arby's that will begin with this week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol, according to Luke Kerr-Dineen of USA TODAY. Johnston, who finished 8th at the British Open earlier this month, "will sport an Arby’s logo on the rig ...

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Stephen A. Smith Talks "First Take" Plans

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith yesterday in a Facebook Live video declared "First Take" is " his show" as he "buried the ghost" of former colleague Skip Bayless, while also praising him, according to Michael McCarthy of SPORTING NEWS. Smith "graciously praised Bayless as a friend and colleague," but noted ...

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Twitter Strikes Landmark Deal With MLBAM

Twitter has struck a far-reaching deal with MLBAM in which it will stream live, weekly out-of-market games for both MLB and the NHL. There also will be a new, exclusive nightly multisport highlights show in collaboration with 120 Sports, of which MLBAM is a founding partner. This extends a recent ru ...

Names In The News

In N.Y., Billy Witz profiles Yankees Assistant GM MICHAEL FISHMAN , whose ability to "solve problems, and the mastery of data to predict performance," have made him one of Senior VP & GM BRIAN CASHMAN 's "trusted deputies." Fishman oversees one of MLB's largest analytics staffs, but when the t ...

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