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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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Tweet Pic Of The Day....

Georgia Tech Senior Associate AD Ryan Bamford posted an image taken from his office window of ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit participating in a photo shoot for Coke ads.

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Quick Hits....

"I had no understanding whatsoever of all the rules involved with signing a major league contract. ... The rules have certainly been tightened since then" – Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre , on how his signing with the Dodgers in '94 at the age of 15 helped usher in tighter scrutiny of int'l pl ...

07/31/14
Under Armour Launches Women's Campaign

Under Armour today formally launched its “I Will What I Want” campaign at an event in N.Y. emceed by ESPN’s Sage Steele . The effort, which will be the brand’s most expansive women’s campaign to date , will feature ballerina Misty Copeland – starring in a spot ...

07/31/14
Buzzer Beaters....

DirecTV CEO Mike White said that the company "has agreed on rates for ESPN's SEC Network and is optimistic it will launch it" ( TWITTER.com, 7/31 ). Runner  Meb Keflezighi  and tennis player  Caroline Wozniacki  today on on "CBS This Morning" announced live that they will ...

07/31/14
Daily Download....

ESPN's "SportsCenter" at 6:00pm ET will feature a segment on "Eddie the Ump," an umpire in New Jersey’s Amateur Baseball Association known for his melodious "strike three" calls. Below is a compilation of some of his more memorable calls.

07/31/14
Fox Sports Broadcast Additions

Fox Sports today announced several additions to its golf and football broadcast rosters. Golfer Brad Faxon and former USGA Exec Dir David Fay will join the net as analysts for the '15 USGA championships. Faxon will serve as the lead studio analyst and hole announcer, while Fay will contribute as ...

07/31/14
Daily Digit....

$70B  – Approximate annual economic impact of the sport of golf in the U.S., "from your local public course to the PGA Championship," according to Buffalo Communications representing the World Golf Foundation ( Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 7/30 ).

07/31/14
TWC Lowers Outlook Due To SportsNet LA

Time Warner Cable today "lowered its revenue projections" for '14 because of its "inability to distribute SportsNet LA, the new TV home" of the Dodgers. TWC CFO Artie Minson on a conference call said, "Assume we do not sign affiliate agreements for the Dodger Network this year." The company said t ...

07/31/14
WWE Network Hits 700,000 Subscribers

WWE this morning announced as part of its Q2 earnings that its subscriber total for its over-the-top digital venture WWE Network has reached 700,000 subscribers. The total represents a minimal increase from the 667,287 subscribers WWE disclosed in early April, just six weeks into the service's avail ...

07/31/14
NFL Players, Panini Reach Card Deal

NFL Players Inc. and Panini America today announced that they have entered into a deal that makes Panini the exclusive manufacturer of NFLPA-licensed trading cards and collectible stickers starting with the '16 NFL season. Panini also has exclusive deals with the NBA and FIFA World Cup ( NFL Players ...

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