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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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KU Announces Memorial Stadium Plans

Univ. of Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger on Wednesday said that a renovation of Memorial Stadium and other football-related projects totaling $300M are right "around the corner," according to Bobby Nightengale of the LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD. Zenger said that architects will "complete their renderi ...

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Weekend Plans With Baseball HOFer Joe Torre

MLB Chief Baseball Officer JOE TORRE has been off the field for almost seven years now, but the HOF manager learned quickly after his retirement he could not sit still for long. Torre: "When you get older, you don’t just put your feet up. I love the game of golf, but I wish it loved me back. ...

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Bruins, WBZ-FM Reach Multiyear Extension

Boston-based WBZ-FM has "reached a multiyear contract extension with the Bruins to air all of the franchise’s games," according to Chad Finn of the BOSTON GLOBE. Bruins games have been carried by CBS Radio-owned stations since '95-96, "switching over from WBZ-AM to WBZ-FM" for the '0 ...

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Fultz, Smith Among Draft Fashion Standouts

Washington G Markelle Fultz, who was picked No. 1 overall in Thursday's NBA Draft by the 76ers, made his introduction to the league a "groundbreaking moment in the history of footwear fashion," as he wore "shoes made out of basketballs," according to Matt Wyatt of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The shoes "o ...

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IndyCar Looking At International Venues For Races

Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles "continues to look at possible international venues" for IndyCar, and recently he has "taken a hard look at China and Mexico with the hope of adding a race in one of those markets" in '18, according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. IndyCar of ...

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Celtics' Ainge Bets Big On Jayson Tatum

WBZ-FM's Tony Massarotti writes under the header, "Danny Ainge Stakes Reputation On Jayson Tatum." Tatum, whom the Celtics took at No. 3 in Thursday's NBA Draft, is the player the team "would not sacrifice in a number of trade scenarios." Ainge is "going to need his shoes if Tatum does not meet expe ...

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Facility Notes

In Minneapolis, Nicole Norfleet reports the Vikings on Thursday "officially announced their marketing launch" for Viking Lakes, the 200-acre development they "expect will evolve over the next 15 years into 3.25 million square feet of offices, retail, residential and hospitality complexes" around the ...

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Lawyer Jim Quinn Talks Raiders, Career Highlights

Labor lawyer JIM QUINN has been hired by a lot of entities, from players to unions, but never by a fan group. Now he is working for such groups in Oakland to see what can be done to keep the Raiders in town. That, his new book and key moments in his legal career on this SBJ/SBD podcast.

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Chiefs Part Ways With GM Dorsey

The Chiefs yesterday afternoon announced that head coach Andy Reid signed an extension, but GM John Dorsey is "no longer with the team, effective immediately." The original five-year contracts for Reid and Dorsey were "set to expire after this season." Chiefs Chair & CEO Clark Hunt  in ...

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Action sports athlete  Travis Pastrana appeared on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” last night, and several riders from the Nitro World Games performed various jumps off a ramp outside the show’s studio. Host James Corden said of the jumps and flips, “It’s too mu ...

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