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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 16

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul , who famously injured his hand in a fireworks accident last year, appears in a new PSA about firework safety unveiled today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Media Notes

WHY CAN''T WE BE FRIENDS? In Memphis, Jim Masilak writes the negotiations between Showtime and HBO for their deal to co-produce and distribute June''s Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout have "not been simpl

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, HBO, Hockey, MLB, San Jose Sharks, Showtime, Media

Franchise Notes

DONE DEAL: In San Jose, Barry Witt cited Sharks President Greg Jamison as saying that the sale of the Sharks from George Gund to a group of Silicon Valley investors "has been completed." Witt: "NHL ow

Tags: Basketball, Boston Celtics, Denver Broncos, Detroit Pistons, Football, Franchises, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Washington Redskins

Redskins' Hi-Tech Efforts

The Redskins developed Digital VideoDrop, a system that "animates the corporate logos on 63-inch, high-definition TV sets and switches them on the fly via computer software", according to Eric Fisher

Tags: Anheuser Busch, FedEx, Football, NFL, Washington Redskins

Brian Roberts On Cable's Future

In a Q&A with Comcast President Brian Roberts, the N.Y. TIMES'' Seth Schiesel asked, "As satellite signs up customers, how important is it that they have the full [NFL] package and cable companies do

Tags: Baseball, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Football, Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, NFL, Media

League Notes

CRYSTAL BALL: In L.A., David Wharton wrote on the future of professional sports in Part I of a three-part series under the header, "Turbulence In The Air; With TV Ratings Down And New Technologies Eme

Tags: AEG, Comcast-Spectacor, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, Soccer

KY Derby Sets Record Handle

The attendance of 145,033 at Churchill Downs for Saturday''s 128th running of the Kentucky Derby was the fifth-largest in Derby history, but marked the first time since ''98 that the crowd was under 1

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., ESPN, Events and Attractions, Horse Racing, Walt Disney

Compaq Continues After Merger

Compaq officially becomes part of Hewlett-Packard tomorrow, but according to a memo from Compaq CEO Michael Capellas, the Compaq brand name "will live on," according to Crayton Harrison of the DALLAS

Tags: ABC, Baseball, Facilities, hp, Hockey, Houston Astros, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Walt Disney

'Canes Enjoy Box Office Boost

Game Two of the Canadiens-Hurricanes Eastern Conference semifinal series drew a sellout crowd last night of 18,730 to the Entertainment & Sports Arena (ESA) (THE DAILY). In Charlotte, Cliff Mehrtens r

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, NHL

McCaw To Sell Canucks Stake?

With the on-ice future of the Canucks "looking bright and the staggering financial losses the franchise once suffered annually now a thing of the past," Orca Bay Chair John McCaw is "poised to divest

Tags: Basketball, Franchises, Hockey, Memphis Grizzlies, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

Henry Off To Good Start

John Henry Red Sox Owner John Henry "understands better than anyone — and far better than the Yawkey regime ever did — that he must do more than just watch his team play in his stadium and l

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers

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