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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 17

"We thought we had a deal for next year, but our dancing partner decided they were going to go a different route. It's really not a financial deal. It's more a logistics deal" – Rockies Owner Dick Monfort , on efforts to bring an MLB exhibition game to Albuquerque, home of the team's Triple-A...

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In Phoenix, Jim Gintonio noted that the WNBA Mercury will pick UConn G Diana Taurasi with the No. 1 overall pick in Saturday's draft. Mercury GM Seth Sulka: "We will put a lot of our (marketing) weigh

Tags: AEG, Basketball, ESPN, Football, Home Depot, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS, NFL, Nike, Phoenix Mercury, Reebok, Soccer, Walt Disney

Media Notes

The N.Y. POST's "Page Six" reported ESPN Exec VP/Programming & Production Mark Shapiro was the first choice of Disney CEO Michael Eisner and President & COO Bob Iger to serve as new programming chief

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Motorsports, NASCAR, Media, Walt Disney

Maryland Slots Bill Killed

The Maryland House Ways and Means committee yesterday "killed a bill that would have legalized slot machines at state tracks," voting 21-0 to defeat legislation supported by Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. an

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, Horse Racing

Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The following lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (regional) 4/10 ABC 3:00-6:00pm 1.6/4 "The Wooden Award Show"

Tags: ABC, Basketball, CBS, Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, Football, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, NHL, PGA Tour, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Viacom, Walt Disney

Cubs, Roof Owner End Holdout

U.S. Judge James Holderman last week "brokered a settlement" between the Cubs and Skybox on Waveland, the only remaining rooftop club refusing to share its profits with the team (see THE DAILY, 3/22),

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Facilities

Feds Seize MLB Test Samples

The federal government last Thursday served search warrants on California-based Comprehensive Drug Testing and New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics, the two firms that administered MLB's drug testing la

Tags: Baseball, Law and Politics, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, USOC


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People & Personalities

Mike Freeman has joined the Florida Times-Union as a sports columnist. Freemen spent 11 years at the N.Y. Times, where he was a pro football and pro basketball beat writer and a columnist (FLORIDA TIM

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Judge Rules For Astros, Rockets

Texas District Court Judge Joseph Halbach ruled yesterday in favor of the Astros and Rockets in their suit against FSN, "moving the teams one step closer toward launching" an RSN in October '05 and "d

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Media

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