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Bobcats Launch New Ad Campaign

Bobcats F Emeka Okafor and C Primoz Brezec are urging fans to “get closer” in a series of ads for tickets at the team’s new downtown arena, according to Stan Choe of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The team w

Tags: Basketball, Charlotte Hornets, Franchises, NBA

ESPN Declines To Renew NHL Rights Deal

ESPN Exec VP/Programming & Production Mark Shapiro during a conference call with media yesterday confirmed that the network will not pick up its $60M option to renew its TV rights deal with the NHL. S

Tags: ESPN, Hockey, NBA, NBC, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

Louisiana Eyes Taxes For Saints Payments

In an effort to earn money that “could be used to make annual payments due the Saints or to help the state finance a future long-term deal,” Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco is “expected to push measure

Tags: Facilities, Football, New Orleans Saints, NFL

Closing Bell, May 31, 2005

• ESPN Will Not Renew NHL Broadcast Agreement, But May Seek New Deal • ABC’s Indy 500 Ratings Up 40% With Presence Of Danica Patrick • Beckham To Play First Game In U.S. Today At Giants Stadium • Bids ...

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BOD Recommends Glazer's ManU Offer

Manchester United’s BOD has recommended to shareholders that they accept Malcolm Glazer’s offer for their shares. The BOD said in a statement to the London Stock Exchange, “In light of the risks of re

Tags: Franchises, Manchester United, Soccer

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Memorial Day weekend means auto racing, and while the stature of NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 seems to have surpassed that of the Indy 500 in recent years, the IRL hopes the presence of Danica Patrick helps

Brian France Tops NASCAR Power List

The CHARLOTTE OBSERVER has unveiled its annual list of the most powerful people in NASCAR. David Poole writes until rumors that NASCAR Chair & CEO BRIAN FRANCE is leaving the sport to invest in an NFL

Tags: Basketball, Football, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, NFL, Olympics, People and Pop Culture

Browns Pursuing Winslow Options

The Browns will “seek financial adjustments to” the contract of TE Kellen Winslow II after he sustained season-ending injuries in a May 1 motorcycle accident, according to Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Football, Franchises, Walt Disney

ESPN Shows Shaq's Brand Awareness

ESPN on Thursday night aired the second episode of the six-part “Shaquille presented by V Cast, from Verizon Wireless,” which chronicled Heat C Shaquille O’Neal’s life on and off the court. O’Neal not

Tags: Basketball, ESPN, Miami Heat, Nike, Verizon, Walt Disney

NBA Media Notes

ESPN VP/Communications Mike Soltys stressed “June 1 is the deadline” for the network to renew its TV rights deal with the NHL (USA TODAY, 5/27). But in Vancouver, Ben Kuzma reports that the deadline i

Tags: ABC, Basketball, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, NBA, Media, Turner Sports, Walt Disney

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