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Budapest Mayor Says He May Withdraw City's '24 Games Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 17 / 17

The mayor of Budapest on Friday said that he may “propose withdrawing the city’s bid” for the ‘24 Games “as soon as next week.” Mayor Istvan Tarlos said that he “could make his proposal to the Budapest Assembly as soon as Wednesday, once he has confirmed t...

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SBJ's Sports Licensing Report

To varying degrees, licensing remains an important source of revenue for the major sports leagues. This special report will look at licensing efforts in all of the major sports with an eye toward how

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NBDL Team Reaches Radio Deal

The BIRMINGHAM NEWS’ Reggie Benson reports that the NBDL Huntsville Flight have reached an agreement with WTKI-AM, naming the latter the official flagship station of the team for the upcoming season.  The station will “broadcast the entire 50-game schedule that is slated to begin in mi ...

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Univ. Of Northern CO Radio Deal

The DENVER POST reports that as part of the Univ. of Northern CO’s transition to Div. I competition, the school’s football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball games will air on KCOL-AM, following the signing of a one-year agreement.  The school and KCOL parent Clear Channel will ...

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Pilot Pen & GHO Conflicting?

In '04 and '05, the Pilot Pen tennis tournament and the Greater Hartford Open (GHO) are scheduled during the same week, according to Tommy Hine of the HARTFORD COURANT, who notes Pilot Pen officials "

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Fins TV Deal Smells Fishy?

The Dolphins relationship with WTVJ-NBC, which produces "Fins TV," a weekly year-round magazine show around the team, is examined by Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. WTVJ also pays to air Dolphins c

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PCL Redbirds Courting Hispanics

The MEMPHIS BUSINESS JOURNAL’s Michael Paul reports that the Triple-A PCL Memphis Redbirds will “team up with local startup Superesterio LLC to broadcast” two Sunday home games in Spanish, July 6 against the New Orleans Zephyrs and August 24 against the Oklahoma Redhawks, in an effort ...

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MLB Breaks Out Digital Classic

MLB.com "letting fans download video of an entire game to be viewed on their computer or burned to a CD," as a $3.95-per-game service, called Digital Classic, which got a trial run yesterday with vide

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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 LPGA Tour: McDonald's Champ.-3rd 6/7 CBS 3:00-6:00pm 0.9/2 MLB: (regional) 6/7 Fox 1:15-4:

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Woods To Pitch Buick's Rainier

Tiger Woods' "focus as TV pitchman" for Buick will shift this summer from the company's Rendezvous to its new Rainier, a luxury SUV, according to Tom Walsh of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The Rainier launc

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MLB Cancels League Jerseys

By Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, The Sports Business Daily MLB has shelved plans to buck tradition and outfit its players in National and American League jerseys at this year's July 15 All-Star Game

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