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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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NAMES & FACES: U.S. skier Bode Miller yesterday became the first skier to win two gold medals at this year''s Alpine world championships in Switzerland, and ESPN.com''s Darren Rovell said if Miller "w

Tags: Basketball, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Football, NBA, Nike, PBA, Wal Mart, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

Denver Sponsorships Changing?

The spiraling U.S. economy "has prompted many Denver-area companies involved in sports marketing to rethink — and sometimes rework" their sponsorship deals, according to Paula Moore of the DENVER

Tags: Basketball, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Football, Golf, Hockey, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, National Lacrosse League, PGA Tour

Jastrow's New Golf Plan

Daly And Trevino Pitted Against Amateurs? Former ABC golf producer Terry Jastrow "has a new idea for remaking televised golf: tour pros against real, honest-to-goodness amateurs in a high-stakes match

Tags: ABC, Golf, Media, Walt Disney

Rockies Set For $10M Cash Call?

The nine Rockies investors gave their approval yesterday to a capital call if it "is determined one is needed to help the team maintain operation for the 2003 season," according to Mike Klis of the DE

Tags: Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Franchises, MLB, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays

"Coach's Office" Software

The CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER’s Lance Williams reports that the Buccaneers and OH St. Univ. are among users of OH-based productivity software developer Graphware’s “Coach’s Office.”  The software is

Tags: Colleges, Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NHL Players To Play Overseas?

The 18-team Russian Superleague "has already begun discussing plans to allow its clubs to sign expatriate NHL players" due to a possible work stoppage after the current CBA expires in ''04, according

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Sports Illustrated

Executive Transactions

Slade Named To Avenue A BOD The Mets named former IEG SponsorDirect Dir of Business Development ROB CHIBBARO as Manager of Corporate Sales, reporting to VP/Corporate Sales PAUL DANFORTH. Prior to join

Tags: ABC, Baseball, Basketball, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Football, hp, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New York Mets, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

Former BoSox Owner Passes

Former Red Sox player, GM and co-Owner HAYWOOD SULLIVAN passed away yesterday at the age of 72 after suffering a stroke. MLB.com''s Ian Browne noted Sullivan was the only person in Red Sox history "to

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, MLB, People and Pop Culture

Blazers G Sponsoring Tourney

The LOUISVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL reports that Derek Anderson Enterprises will be the presenting sponsor for the 31st annual Derby Festival Basketball, which is being renamed the Derek Anderson Derby Fe

Tags: Basketball, Delta Airlines, Nike

Facility Notes

MLB: BLOOMBERG NEWS'' Dan Bollerman reported that the Cubs'' lawsuit against the rooftop club owners near Wrigley Field is scheduled for February 23, 2004. Cubs attorney John McCambridge said that U.S

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Facilities, Football, MLB, Motorsports, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Soccer

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