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SI Details Allegations Against NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 17

The investigation into workplace misconduct by NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson stems from “multiple occasions when Richardson’s conduct has triggered complaints -- for sexual harassment against female employees and for directing a racial slur at an African American employee.”...

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Italian Soccer Team Bankrupt

Italian Serie B club Napoli was declared bankrupt last week with debts of more than $72M, according to Tony Barber of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Napoli fans now “face the prospect that their club –- after i

Tags: Franchises, Soccer

Domino's Delivers "MNF" Deal

Domino’s Pizza has inked a deal with ESPN and ABC Sports to sponsor “MNF” this season. Domino’s receives spots on “MNF,” ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown,” ESPNews, “ESPN Radio SportsCenter” and ESPN Cl

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Football, Walt Disney

Golden Opportunity For Finch

USA TODAY’s Bruce Horovitz profiles U.S. Olympic softball team P Jennie Finch in a front-page Cover Story, and reports that while Finch’s endorsement income is only about $400,000 per year entering th

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HOF Game Ratings Up Slightly

ABC earned a 7.7/12 overnight Nielsen rating for last night’s Broncos-Redskins HOF game from 8:00-11:00pm ET, up 1% from last year’s 7.6/12 for Chiefs-Packers. Broncos-Redskins earned a 18.0/29 in DC

Tags: ABC, CBS, Denver Broncos, Football, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, NBA, New England Patriots, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

NLL Awards Team To Wild Group

The NLL today awarded Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE), the parent company of the Wild, its 11th franchise. The team will begin play at the Xcel Energy Center this season. The ’04-05 NLL schedul

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Wild, National Lacrosse League, NHL

U.S. Open Series Ratings Rally

Ratings for events that are now part of the USTA’s new U.S. Open Series are up on ESPN, ESPN2 and NBC compared to last year, and attendance at the events has also increased, according to Richard Sando

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, USTA, Walt Disney

Satellites Winning In Mets Feud

With the Mets being blacked out on Time Warner Cable, N.Y.-area satellite dish providers “say their sales are skyrocketing” due to the TWC-Cablevision carriage dispute, according to Dave Goldiner of t

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Red Sox Unveil FSG

The Red Sox, who formed New England Sports Enterprises “to create ancillary revenue streams,” have renamed it Fenway Sports Group (FSG), according to Russell Adams of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The group

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X Games May Stay In L.A.

Attendance for the four days of the X Games this year at Staples Center was 170,471, “including a single-day record of 79,380 on Saturday,” according to Peter Yoon of the L.A. TIMES. The ten-year atte

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