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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Saturday Boxing HOFer  Evander Holyfield and featherweight champion Abner Mares will serve as analysts on the Fox network telecast of the Premier Boxing Champions bout headlined by  Deontay Wilder - Gerald Washington . The fight is at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

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As Philips Electronics reviews its struggling U.S. operations, a report out of Atlanta has the company wondering if it can find an out from its 20-year, $185M naming-rights deal at the arena in which

Jays Unveil New Logos, Unis

The Blue Jays yesterday unveiled a new logo, via Toronto-based design firm Brandid and the team's advertising agency, MacLaren McCann, which will be used next season. Blue Jays Senior VP/Business Affa

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

YES Files Suit Against TWC

The YES Network filed suit Friday in NY Supreme Court "to stop Time Warner Cable from charging its customers in [N.Y.] $1 extra to watch its cable channel," stating that TWC "had violated an agreement

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, Media

Philips Leaving Atlanta Deal?

Netherlands-based Royal Philips Electronics is reviewing many of its U.S. expenses, including the 20-year, $185M naming-rights deal it signed in '99 for Atlanta's Philips Arena, according to a source

Tags: Basketball, Facilities, Hockey

Action Sports Scene Taking Off?

The "action sports landscape could soon undergo a dramatic shift, as both the Gravity Games and Vans Triple Crown series are straining to define their future while their television partner, NBC, is tr

Tags: AEG, Comcast-Spectacor, Events and Attractions, Interpublic Group of Cos., NBC, Octagon

CART Shakeup Removing Pook?

With CART considering a buyout offer from Open Wheel Racing Series (OWRS) (see THE DAILY, 8/19), the DENVER POST's Mike Chambers wrote that CART President & CEO Chris Pook "could be replaced as soon a

Tags: IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports

Media Notes

THE SKINNY: Annika Sorenstam, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Mark O'Meara will play in the November 29-30 Skins Game on ABC. In L.A., Thomas Bonk notes Tiger Woods, "whose three-year contract with A

Tags: ABC, CBS, CFL, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, Golf, Houston Texans, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

Expos Slated For Montreal In '04

The MLBPA received the required draft of the league's '04 schedule last Friday, and all 81 Expos home games are set for Montreal, according to Mark Asher of the WASHINGTON POST. While the schedule "ca

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, MLB

Stars, Stripes & Skates: Sep. 7

Please join Rudy Giuliani, Bobby Nystrom, Aaron Carter, Nancy Kerrigan, the FDNY and NYPD Hockey Teams and more than a dozen other Olympic figure skating champions on Sept. 7 at the Nassau Coliseum to

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U.S. Open Scheduling Criticized

A combined crowd of 38,416 attended both sessions at Day Nine of the U.S. Open yesterday, down from 41,695 last year. A crowd of 21,497 attended yesterday's day session, down from 22,542 last year; 16

Tags: CBS, Events and Attractions, USTA, Viacom

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