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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 26 / 16

$137,500  – Amount Colts Owner  Jim Irsay  paid for  Prince 's "Yellow Cloud" electric guitar that he used in numerous concerts until the mid-90s ( AP, 6/25 ).

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Marketing Star Tony Hawk

Skateboarder Tony Hawk has become a "one-man marketing phenomenon," according to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED''s Tim Layden, who reports sales of Hawk-branded items generate over $250M annually, and Hawk has ea

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Final Nielsen Weekend Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "NBA On NBC": Nets-Celtics 5/31 NBC 7:15-9:45pm 6.5/14 "NBA On NBC": Kings-Lakers 5/31 NBC

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Facility Notes

READY TO RUMBLE? In Boston, George Kimball writes The Pyramid officials yesterday "conceded the obvious: There may well be a conspicuous number of empty seats in the 19,000-seat building tomorrow nigh

Tags: Baseball, Boxing, Facilities, Football, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

ESPN Sports Poll

The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Intersearch, asked sports fans how interested they were in last year''s Belmont Stakes. Those that were interested were asked to name the company they thought wa

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN Sports Poll, Horse Racing, MasterCard, PepsiCo, Visa

Attorney Sues City Re Chargers

Attorney Mike Aguirre yesterday filed a second lawsuit against the city of San Diego "in connection with its recent dealings with the Chargers, this time seeking to force the release of documents," ac

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NBC's NBA Finals Ad Monitor

The first chart below presents the ads that ran during NBC''s broadcast of Game One of the Nets-Lakers NBA Finals in terms of number and length of spots. The feed monitored was from WCNC-NBC in Charlo

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War Emblem Eyes Triple Crown

By winning tomorrow''s Belmont Stakes, War Emblem would complete a sweep of the Visa Triple Crown, and in N.Y., Patrick McGeehan notes, "No horse has done that in the six years since Visa ... first wo

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Details Of NCSN's '03 Launch

N.Y.-based National College Sports Network (NCSN), set to launch in ''03, "will offer live games and ancillary programming, focusing on college sports from basketball to football to track and field an

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Will Bout Set PPV Buy Record?

The cable industry has predicted that the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis PPV fight tomorrow night "could do upwards of 1.2 million buys at $54.95 a head," according to Bob Raissman (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/7). US

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ESPN's Stanley Cup Ad Monitor

The first chart below presents the ads that ran during ESPN''s broadcast of Game One of the Hurricanes-Red Wings Stanley Cup Finals in terms of number and length of spots. The feed monitored was from

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