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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Saturday Boxing HOFer  Evander Holyfield and featherweight champion Abner Mares will serve as analysts on the Fox network telecast of the Premier Boxing Champions bout headlined by  Deontay Wilder - Gerald Washington . The fight is at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

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Final Weekend Nielsen Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Golf: British Open - 3rd Rd 7/19 ABC 9:00-2:30pm 3.3/11 Jack Nicklaus: Greatest British....

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Univ. Of South FL Unveils Logo

The ST. PETERSBURG TIMES’ Pete Young reports that the Univ. of South FL (USF) unveiled its “long-awaited new logo,” and “the familiar green and gold colors remain, though the green is slightly darker and the gold actually used to be more of a yellow.”  The new logo will “adorn the footbal ...

IN Univ. To Install AstroPlay

The INDIANA DAILY STUDENT’s Dan Patrick reports that IN Univ. will install an AstroPlay-developed surface at Memorial Stadium.  The $446,000 contract with AstroPlay includes a ten-year guarantee.  While construction costs “will add to this already hefty bill,” IU Intercollegiate Athletics Dir T ...

Rockets Arena: Toyota Center

The Rockets and Toyota yesterday announced that Houston's new downtown arena will be known as Toyota Center. The arena, which opens in September, will be home to the Rockets, Comets and AHL Aeros. Toy

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Buick Will Title PGA's GHO

The PGA Tour, the Greater Hartford Jaycees and Buick officially announced a three-year deal whereby Buick becomes the title sponsor of the Greater Hartford Open, beginning with next year's event. The

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Procedure Set In Top-Flite Bidding

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath yesterday established the process and timetable for the sale of Top-Flite Golf Co.'s assets. Callaway's initial bid of $125M will be the opening bid under a pr

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Media Notes

In London, Jason Deans writes the Premier League "has bowed to political pressure to stop BSkyB buying all the live rights to Saturday afternoon [soccer] games by splitting them into two separate pack

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