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Time Warner Cable To Carry SEC Network As Of Aug. 14 Launch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-ar...

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NYC FC today is expected to introduce Frank Lampard as its new designated player signing as he joins the MLS expansion team following his career with EPL club Chelsea. The event "also will see Lampard taking part in a coaching clinic with local children" ( DAILYMAIL.co.uk, 7/24 ). Meanw ...

UK Targets '15 To Finish Football Upgrades

Construction workers at the Univ. of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium "will continue work through" the '14 football season with "the goal of completing renovations" before the '15 season begins, according to Nick Gray of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. The $110M stadium project "will continue on non-gam ...

Tags: Facilities, SEC

UI Trustees To Vote On Arena Renovation

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Bears To Roll Out "Bear Down" Campaign

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WEEI Host Won't Be Disciplined For Remarks

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Night Moves....Street Fighter

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Approval Hearing For Video-Game Settlement

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Laugh Track....Positive Reinforcement

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon : “A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for a banned substance. Officials say it's either steroids or whatever has helped the queen live to be 188 years old” ( “The Tonight Show,” NBC, 7/23 ). ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel : &ld ...

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