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04/19/05
Armstrong To Retire After Tour de France

Cyclist Lance Armstrong yesterday announced he will retire after this year’s Tour de France. Speaking at a press conference at the Tour de Georgia, which aired live on OLN, Armstrong said, “The Tour d

Tags: Nike, Oakley, Olympics

04/19/05
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Why isn’t Suns G Steve Nash , a potential ’05 NBA MVP, marketable ? How would PGA Tour’s plans ...

Tags: Hot Reads

04/19/05
NHL Retains PR Firm To Help Restore Fan Base

The NHL has hired PR firm Rogers & Cowan to “develop a marketing strategy that will not only inform potential fans that the game is back, but also point out that ... the product is ‘new and improved,’

Tags: Hockey, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

04/19/05
Sandy Alderson Joining Padres' Front Office

MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operations SANDY ALDERSON has signed a five-year contract to become Padres CEO, effective immediately, according to Barry Bloom of MLB.com. Padres Chair JOHN MOORES said, “This is

Tags: Baseball, MLB, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture

04/19/05
Minor Changes To TSA Suite Tix Policy

Tampa Sports Authority (TSA) members “will continue to receive the same number of free [Buccaneers] tickets to a luxury suite” at Raymond James Stadium following a vote yesterday, according to Bill Va

Tags: Facilities, Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/19/05
Selig Eyeing Third-Party Steroids Investigation

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig “is considering appointing an independent outside party to investigate steroid use in baseball if Congress defers its own investigation,” according to a source cited by Duff

Tags: Baseball, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/19/05
NBA Franchise Notes

SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL’s John Lombardo reports Nets officials are “rolling out elements of a branding strategy that drops references to the club’s current home state and, instead, positions the Nets a

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, Basketball, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors

04/19/05
"MNF" Football Heading To ESPN For $8.8B

The NFL is two steps closer to completing its new TV rights package after signing an eight-year, $1.1B annual deal with ESPN for “MNF” and a six-year, $600M annual deal with NBC for the Sunday night p

Tags: ABC, Baseball, Basketball, CBS, Colleges, Denver Broncos, DirecTV, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, IMG, Minnesota Wild, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New England Patriots, NFL, NHL, Olympics, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, Media, Turner Sports, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/19/05
Executive Transactions

THE DAILY is pleased to welcome JEREMY CASLIN as our newest Staff Writer. Jeremy, who will be handling the Morning Buzz and Closing Bell publications, most recently worked in internal communications w

Tags: Bank of America, Baseball, CFL, Colleges, Football, Golf, Pittsburgh Pirates, People and Pop Culture

04/19/05
SMI Teaming Up With Ticketmaster

By Scott Warfield, Staff Writer, SportsBusiness Journal SMI and Ticketmaster announced today that the ticketing company will become the authorized ticket provider for all six SMI speedways. SMI Exec V

Tags: Facilities, Motorsports, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Ticketmaster

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