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The Daily's Hot Reads For Friday: Help Me, RondaPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14
The NEW YORKER's Kelefa Sanneh writes of UFC fighter Ronda Rousey : "In MMA, more than in most sports, athletes must be promoters, too. Rousey is smart enough to know that one of her promotional assets is the way she looks . … Of course, this asset can be a liability, too" ( NEW YORKER ). A...
FX Exec VP MARK SONNENBERG was named Exec VP and head of Fox/Liberty Ventures. Sonnenberg''s new responsibilities will include overseeing the company''s interests in Fox Sports World, Speedvision, Out
NASCAR is teaming with Sunbelt Video and Raycom Sports on "NASCAR Think Fast!" -- a syndicated NASCAR-licensed TV show. The program will debut the weekend of September 19- 20, and will be hosted by dr
A Nielsen Media Research study of out-of-home viewers shows that "in a typical week more than 2.9 million men tune in to ESPN, 2.4 million of whom are 18 to 49," according to John Dempsey of DAILY VAR
Jefferson County, AL, voters "crushed a tax proposal that would have brought" $697M in construction projects to the city, "but supporters say Birmingham''s bid to build a domed stadium and lure a prof
Pep Boys IRL and New Hampshire Int''l Speedway (NHIS) officials announced yesterday that the series will not renew its contract with the NHIS, and will not return to the venue in ''99. The IRL series
adidas-Salomon has reorganized its top management after "unexpectedly large losses" in its skiing and golf equipment business, according to Bowley & Owen of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The losses "were cause
Wendy Selig-Prieb was officially named President & CEO of the Brewers yesterday, taking over for her father, Bud Selig, who relinquished the position to become MLB Commissioner, according to Tom Haudr
BEANIE MADNESS HITS TX: A Beanie Baby promo helped draw 45,213 to the Blue Jays-Rangers game last night, up from the Rangers'' season average of 36,892 (THE DAILY). ESPN''s Karl Ravech reported that p
ARCHER SPEAKS OUT ON CFL LOGO POLICE: Eskimos QB David Archer said that the CFL could have done a better job educating its players regarding what branded apparel they are allowed to wear on the field.
The NBA has recently "cut several television rights agreements in China, the Philippines and Taiwan," according to Langdon Brockinton of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. New rights deals "also are pending"