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05/04/05
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

05/04/05
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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

05/04/05
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

05/04/05
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

05/04/05
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

05/04/05
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

05/04/05
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

05/04/05
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

05/04/05
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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