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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

Let's just say there are a lot of people unhappy that medical info on Matt Kemp got out publicly. All sorts of confidentiality issues there — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 18, 2014 While YES and NYCFC announce partnership deal at presser, YES is showing Yankees Maga...

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12/18/14
Quick Hits....

"I can only tell you that Cuba has the talent to do 30 baseball academies or more" – Orioles OF Henry Urrutia , on the talent in his homeland ( BALTIMORESUN.com, 12/18 ). "Our staff was well aware of it, they did a great job" – Penguins C Sidney Crosby , on the recent mumps ...

12/18/14
Daily Digit....

$5,000  – Approximate starting cost for college football bowl game trophies. MTM Recognition's Aaron Hines , whose company makes the trophies for more than 20 of the bowls, said that the "price tag depends on the types of materials used and details" ( OKLAHOMAN, 12/18 ).

12/18/14
OKC Barons Ceasing Operations

AHL Oklahoma City Barons operator Prodigal will be "ceasing operations" after a five-year contract with the Oilers expires at the end of this season. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline to notify city officials "whether they plan to play next season" in Cox Convention Center, Prodigal CEO Bob Funk Jr. today ...

12/18/14
NFL, USA Network Partner For Documentary

The NFL and USA Network today announced plans for the fourth annual "NFL Characters Unite" documentary, which will premiere the week after the Super Bowl on Friday, Feb. 6. The film, produced by Charlie Ebersol and Mike Lanigan 's The Company, is part of the net's "Characters Unite" campaign to o ...

12/18/14
Carnival To Run Its First Super Bowl Ad

Carnival Cruise Lines "will air its first Super Bowl commercial" during the Feb. 1 telecast, "offering viewers a chance to win a yearly cruise for life." The company released "four potential spots" on its website and is "asking consumers to vote for their favorite." The winning 60-second spot will ...

12/18/14
FIFA Could Release Garcia Report

The FIFA Exec Committee today in Morocco began a "two-day meeting amid tight security" with members "expected to vote on whether to release investigator Michael Garcia 's report" on bidding for the '18 and '22 World Cups. Sources said that the vote "could be closer than expected" and that memb ...

12/18/14
PGA Tour Pros Featured At Jaguars Game

Four pro golfers who live in the Jacksonville area will take part in a closest-to-the-pin contest with Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville at halftime of tonight's game against the Titans. The contest, part of the team's deal with the PGA Tour, is a modification of last year's contest at each home game i ...

12/18/14
Tweet Pic Of The Day....

There's a giant #Bitcoin being stenciled at mid-field for the @BitcoinBowl @BitPay pic.twitter.com/VlldfIX66u — Tony Gallippi (@TonyGallippi) December 17, 2014

12/18/14
Big Execs Reminisce On Sports Media

NFL Exec VP/Media STEVE BORNSTEIN , former NBC Sports Group Chair DICK EBERSOL , Fox Sports Media Group CEO DAVID HILL  and former NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN -- four of the biggest names in sports TV over the past 30 years -- reminisced earlier this week during the Sports Video Group's a ...

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12/18/14
Tonight's Events....

Mavericks F Chandler Parsons will be at an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in Plano, Texas, from 7:00-8:00pm CT to encourage fans to vote for the NBA All-Star Game.

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