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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, General Motors, Miami Dolphins, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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02/11/00
NBA, TV PARTNERS ROLL OUT TECHNO GADGETS FOR ALL-STAR WEEK

With attendance and TV ratings "down," the NBA and its TV partners "are hoping to get a much-needed bounce" out of All-Star Weekend in Oakland, according to John Jackson of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Jack

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media, Sportvision, TBS/TNT

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NHL SAYS "I-B SEEING YOU, IBM": LEAGUE TAKES OVER WEB SITE

In a "bid to raise revenue," the NHL has agreed to "buy out its Internet partner," IBM, for "about" $10M, according to Sam Walker of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who writes the move "is the strongest indi

Tags: IBM, NHL, Media

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THE WOODS BOUNCE: DOES IT EXIST? EARLY DATA SEEMS TO SAY YES

In an effort to gauge Tiger Woods'' impact on the TV ratings of PGA Tour events, THE DAILY lists final-round ratings for all ''98 and ''99 Tour events, as well as Woods'' finish in each tournament for

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THE WILD SCOOP: DETAILS OF THE TEAM'S OVER-THE-AIR TV DEAL

The NHL expansion Wild''s five-year over-the-air broadcast deal with KMSP-UPN calls for 22-25 Wild games to air per season starting with the 2000-2001 season, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapol

Tags: Minnesota Wild, NHL, Seattle Seahawks, Media, UPN, Vulcan Ventures

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SIGN OF THE TIMES: CHURCHILL DOWNS UNVEILS LOGO

Churchill Downs Inc. has "unveiled a logo of its twin grandstand spires that it will use on signs and racing forms" across all its properties, according to Amy Baldwin of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER,

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IS BRYDEN LIKELY TO EXTEND SENATORS SALES DEADLINE TODAY?

Senators Chair Rod Bryden will hold a news conference today at the Corel Centre to announce that the "intensive season-ticket drive has come up short," according to Donna Casey of the OTTAWA SUN, who

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Int''l Speedway Corp. (ISC) this week began selling merchandise for "top dollar" via the Internet at www.iscmotorsportsstore.com, which is designed and operated by PSINet, according to Thomas Brown of

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