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Mayweather Talks McGregor Fight, Big Payday On ABC's "Kimmel"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 16 / 17

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel noting Mayweather retired with a “perfect record of 49-0, his only loss came on ‘Dancing With The Stars.’” Kimmel said he “returns to the ring” to fi...

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Sales Brisk For Golden Knights Single-Game Tix

The Golden Knights yesterday opened up online single-game ticket sales for their inaugural season at T-Mobile Arena, and team VP/Ticketing & Suites Todd Pollock said that business was "brisk," according to Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The team's home opener Oct. 10 against the Coy ...

Tags: Franchises, Vegas Golden Knights

08/15/17
Univ. Of Arkansas Legend Frank Broyles Dies

FRANK BROYLES , the "most prominent figure in Arkansas sports history," died yesterday at 92 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to a front-page piece by Bill Bowden of the ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE. Broyles spent more than 50 years at the Univ. of Arkansas, where he became "one of ...

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08/15/17
LAFC Makes Heineken Official Beer Sponsor

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08/15/17
Seattle Closing In On KeyArena Renovations

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Tags: Facilities

08/15/17
Univ. Of Illinois Adopts Athletics' Logo, Colors

The Univ. of Illinois yesterday announced that it will "return to a single logo -- the orange block 'I' still used by Illinois athletics -- as it moves to unify its branding," according to Julie Wurth of the Champaign NEWS-GAZETTE. The school will ...

Tags: Colleges

08/15/17
ND-UW To Split Tickets Evenly For Football Series

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Executive Transactions

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Justin Thomas' Marketing Power On The Rise

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NBA Schedule Focuses On Player Rest, Health

The NBA released its '17-18 schedule last night, which places a focus on "player rest and health," according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. By starting the season one week earlier, the NBA "eliminated scenarios in which teams play four games in five nights." Four seasons ago, there were "70 suc ...

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Monumental Sports Network Revamps App

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