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NFL Releases '14 Schedule; CBS Gets Strong Thursday Games

04 / 24 / 14

The NFL released the '14 regular-season schedule last night, and CBS in its first year broadcasting a Thursday night primetime set of games was given a "much stronger package than they gave the NFL Network in previous years." The net’s schedule opens with Steelers-Ravens on Sept. 11. CBS Spor...

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/12/98
COLUMBUS VOTE GOES AGAINST THIS CREW: STADIUM MEASURE FAILS

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Tags: Columbus Crew, Facilities, MLS

02/12/98
BROCHU TURNS TO BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO SNAP UP PSLS & SUITES

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Tags: Franchises

02/12/98
KONFUSION IN KANATA? SENATORS GO ON, SANS OFFICIAL WEB PAGE

A dispute between the Senators and the creators of the team''s official fan Web site, George Valenzuela and Fraser MacKenzie, "came to a head last week, prompting the latter two to cease operation of

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Media

02/12/98
PICABO, WE MISSED YOU! CBS DEFENDS STREET MAINTENANCE

CBS''s decision to hold coverage of Picabo Street''s gold medal win in the Super-G -- which occurred around 11:30pm ET on Tuesday -- until Wednesday''s primetime coverage is examined in the media this

Tags: CBS, NBC, Olympics, Viacom

02/12/98
HOUSTON MAYOR TALKS ARENA AS EDMONTON TRIES TO RETAIN OILERS

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, Nashville Predators, NHL

02/12/98
CBS' POSTS 18.9/29 ON TUESDAY; NUMBERS LAG IN YOUNG DEMOS

CBS earned an 18.9/29 rating for its primetime coverage of Tuesday''s Olympic events. CBS estimates that 64 million persons watched all or part of the coverage. The Tuesday rating was down 12% from th

Tags: CBS, Olympics, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom

02/12/98
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: WILL NFL BE SHOPPING INTERNET RIGHTS?

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Tags: ECHL, ESPN, IBM, NASCAR, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

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KEEPING TRACK OF THE COLA WARS: PEPSI DEALS WITH PENSKE

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Int'l Speedway Corp., NASCAR, PepsiCo, R J Reynolds

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