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MLB Franchise Notes

Nationals President Tony Tavares described the franchise’s situation in DC as “completely the opposite of what it was [in Montreal], obviously. And we will make money this year. A substantial amount.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Coca-Cola, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Franchises, MLB, San Diego Padres, Sports Illustrated, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

Media Notes

In Cincinnati, Tom Groeschen reports a high school football game between Cincinnati-Colerain and Tyler (TX)-Robert E. Lee “might be televised” by ESPN. The Ohio High School Athletic Association prohib

Tags: DirecTV, ESPN, Football, Hockey, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

Premier League Tackles Illegal Webcasts

The Premier League is “considering legal action against cyber pirates who are jeopardising its [US$1.8B] television rights deals” with BSkyB, the BBC and overseas rights holders by broadcasting live s

Tags: English Premier League, Soccer, Media

Names In The News

Suns President & GM BRYAN COLANGELO was selected by Sporting News as NBA Executive of the Year, marking the first time a father and son have won the award. His father, Suns Chair & CEO JERRY COLANGELO

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, People and Pop Culture, Turner Sports, Vulcan Ventures

Ed Goren Discusses Fox' MLB Rights

By Jon Show, Staff Writer Fox Sports President Ed Goren during a conference call yesterday addressed the network’s impending MLB rights negotiations and possible interest in the inaugural World Baseba

Tags: Baseball, ESPN, MLB, Media, Walt Disney

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“We will make money this year. A substantial amount. We’ll be one of the more profitable teams in baseball.” — Nationals President Tony Tavares (MLB.com, 5/17).

MASN Inks Its First Cable Carriage Deal

MASN has reached a carriage deal with RCN Cable to air all MASN-televised Nationals games. RCN serves over 185,000 households in the greater-DC area (RCN). RCN Senior VP Richard Ramlall: “We were very

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Comcast-Spectacor, DirecTV, MLB, Media, Washington Nationals

Activiations Around NFL Rookie Premiere

The Reebok NFL Players Rookie Premiere presented by EA Sports begins tomorrow in L.A., and this year’s event features new activations by NFL and NFLPA sponsors. PepsiCo will use the event to launch th

Tags: EA Sports, Football, NFL, Reebok, Upper Deck

Pataki Delays Vote On West Side Stadium

New York Gov. George Pataki, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno agreed last night to postpone today’s vote by the Public Authorities Control Board (PACB) over $300

Tags: Facilities, IOC, Olympics

A-B Pouring Money Into British Olympic Teams

Anheuser-Busch’s Michelob Ultra yesterday announced its official beer sponsorship of the British Olympic Teams for the ’06 and ’08 Games. The agreement gives Michelob Ultra exclusive use of British Ol

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Olympics, USOC

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