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06/01/05
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

06/01/05
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

06/01/05
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

05/31/05
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 ...

Tags: Closing Bell

05/27/05
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

05/27/05
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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

05/27/05
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

05/27/05
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

05/27/05
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

05/27/05
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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