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Expansion Draft Helps NHL Awards To Best Audience On Record

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 17

The NHL Awards, which featured the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights, was the most-watched NHL awards show for both Sportsnet and NBCSN on record, dating back to '99. Sportsnet had an average audience of 1.36 million, while NBCSN had an average audience of 595,000. That represents a 227% ...

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Bauer Signs Top NHL Draft Prospect

The NHL Entry Draft begins tonight at 7:00pm ET at Chicago's United Center, and potential No. 1 overall pick Nolan Patrick has signed on to endorse Bauer Hockey. The equipment company's social media team will document Patrick's day at the Draft leading up to and through his selection. Patrick will ...

Sources: Red Bull Ending Esports Teams' Deals

Red Bull Media House is in the process of "winding down sponsorships with North American multigame esports teams Cloud9 and Team SoloMid as a result of a what Riot Games considers a potential conflict of interest," according to sources cited by Jacob Wolf of ESPN.com. Moving forward, Red Bull North ...

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WFAN Testing Replacements For Mike Francesa

WFAN-AM next week will start to "test combinations in search of an afternoon drive time show to replace Mike Francesa, whose final program is scheduled for Dec. 15," according to Neil Best of NEWSDAY. WFAN-AM VP/Programming Mark Chernoff said that his goal is to have a "succession plan in place ...

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Jets' Johnson Nominated U.K. Ambassador

President Trump has formally nominated Jets Owner Woody Johnson to become the U.S. ambassador to the U.K., with his brother Christopher Wold Johnson "set to take over day-to-day operations of the team in his absence." Also, former Dodgers co-Owner Jamie McCourt was "nominated to become ambas ...

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ABC's "Kimmel" Goes Heavy On NBA Draft

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel began his monologue last night by saying, “The NBA Draft is, I think, the most interesting draft in sports, and it's important because it helps to decide which teams the players will be on when they lose to the Golden State Warriors next year.” Kimmel then spok ...

Today's Events....

JetBlue will dedicate Gate C34 at Logan Int'l Airport to former MLBer David Ortiz , who also will have his No. 34 retired by the Red Sox later in the day. The gate area and jet bridge will include memorabilia and photographs from Ortiz' career, plus seats from Fenway Park.

Drone Racing League Looks To Separate Itself

The Drone Racing League is "far from the only company that’s seen an opportunity to make drone racing professional, but by most measures it’s the furthest ahead," according to James Vincent of THE VERGE. Along with multimillion-dollar venture funding, it has "secured partnerships with ho ...

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Excel, CAA Rep Most NBA First-Rounders

Excel Sports Management and CAA tied for the most picks in the first round of last night’s NBA Draft, with each agency representing four players. Excel last year led the way with six first-round picks, while CAA last year also represented four first-rounders. Other agencies with multiple first ...

Jeter Reportedly Short Of Marlins Funding

The Marlins, former MLBer Derek Jeter and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred met in N.Y. on Thursday to "discuss the Marlins sale, and the sides emerged with the understanding that Jeter is short of the money he needs to buy the team but will keep working at it," according to a source cited by Barry Jacks ...

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