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Electronic Arts Sees 91% Dip In Q4 Income

Electronic Arts reported Q4 net income was $8M, down 91% from $90M in the year-ago period, “due to a lack of blockbuster hits compared with a year earlier,” according to Dean Takahashi of the SAN JOSE

Tags: EA Sports, Finance

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“It will be a bit awkward in terms of cross-promotion across the network platforms, but we’re seeing more and more of that in sports every year.” — NTRA Senior VP/Marketing Keith Chamblin, on the

Manfred Acknowledges Language Barrier

MLB Exec VP/Labor Relations Rob Manfred “provided some credence to” Red Sox DH David Ortiz’ contention that a “language barrier has contributed to four” MLBers of Latino heritage being caught using pe

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

NBA Eyeing "Fantastic" Finals Games

ABC will dub the four games needed to win the NBA Finals “The Fantastic Four,” as “part of a joint NBA and 20th Century Fox promotion behind” the feature film of the same name slated for release July

Tags: ABC, Basketball, ESPN, NBA, Soccer, Walt Disney

Nike Pulling Products From Sears

Nike will no longer sell its merchandise to Sears, “partially as a result of Sears’ acquisition earlier this year by Kmart,” according to Suzanne Kapner of the N.Y. POST. Nike Corporate Communications

Tags: Nike, Reebok, Sears

Murstein Makes Bid For MLS Wizards

N.Y.-based Medallion Financial Group President Andrew Murstein has made a bid to buy the MLS Wizards, and said that he “probably would move the Wizards if he bought the team,” according to Pete Gratho

Tags: Franchises, MLS, Soccer

Names & Faces

Upper Deck has released “The Chip on Sixteen,” a film strip of frames capturing Tiger Woods’ chip-in on the 16th hole at last month’s Masters that is matted, framed and autographed by Woods. The copy

Tags: Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golf, NBA, Nike, Toyota, Upper Deck

YES Network Investors Get Dividends

YES Network investors “will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in dividends as part of a $700[M] debt transaction orchestrated by” Goldman Sachs and Providence Equity, the network’s two principal

Tags: Finance

NBA Franchise Notes

Nets investor Jay-Z has launched a college internship program in conjunction with Reebok and his S. Carter Academy to find a Nets summer intern. Applicants may apply at www.scarteracademy.com through

Tags: Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Franchises, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns, Reebok

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