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The state of Florida’s legislative session ended Friday without the passage of a bill that would have provided tax breaks to help fund a new ballpark for the Marlins, a NASCAR Hall of Fame in Daytona

NBC Posts 8.2/19 Overnight For Derby

NBC earned an 8.2/19 overnight Nielsen rating for its coverage of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, down 1.2% from an 8.3/18 last year. Saturday’s race marked the fourth-highest overnight for a Derby broad

Tags: Baseball, ESPN, Horse Racing, NBC, New York Yankees, Media, Visa, Walt Disney

Browns Consider Activities Clause

After injuries sustained by Browns TE Kellen Winslow II in a motorcycle accident last week, a “hazardous activities” clause “could become standard company policy for the club,” according to Tony Gross

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Football, Franchises, NFL

Corel Centre To Get New Name

The Scotia Bank “is ready to take over the naming rights to” the Corel Centre, which is home to the Senators, according to Bruce Garrioch of the OTTAWA SUN. Final details still need to be worked out,

Tags: Facilities, Hockey, Ottawa Senators

Names In The News

The CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION became the first state high school athletic governing body to adopt steroid policies after its Federated Council unanimously passed a proposal that requires m

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Indiana Pacers, Olympics, Philadelphia Flyers, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

Media Notes

In Philadelphia, Tim Panaccio reported IIHF President Rene Fasel “so desperately wanted” the World Hockey Championships on TV in the U.S. that “his marketing people contacted several networks and offe

Tags: ESPN, Hockey, Motorsports, Media, Walt Disney

MLB Investigating Barry Bonds?

MLB Senior VP/PR Richard Levin said that contrary to reports, MLB is “not conducting an investigation into the relationships and activities” of Giants LF Barry Bonds, according to Hal Bodley of USA TO

Tags: Baseball, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, San Francisco Giants

Names & Faces

In L.A., Tom Hoffarth noted advertising space on boxer Winky Wright’s robe when he fights Felix Trinidad on HBO PPV Saturday is being sold on eBay. Space is also available on the front and back of Wri

Tags: Baseball, Boxing, Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Football, HBO, Home Depot, MasterCard, NFL, Walt Disney

SBJ In-Depth: Sports Licensing

Examples of sports licensing are everywhere, from David Beckham’s line of Adidas apparel and accessories to upscale wines sold under the label “Jeff Gordon Collection.” SportsBusiness Journal will loo

Tags: Classified Advertisements

Shaq Turning Up Heat On Sales

ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” yesterday examined the influence Heat C Shaquille O’Neal has had on the city of Miami, both on and off the court. Heat President Pat Riley: “Corporate sales have mushroomed.

Tags: Basketball, ESPN, Franchises, Miami Heat, NBA, The Sports Authority, Walt Disney

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