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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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Facility Notes

RACING: NASCAR Chair & CEO Brian France yesterday discussed attempts to build a racetrack in the N.Y. area. France: "What I know is they're a lot closer than they were just six months ago. And I think

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Action Extends Hendrick Deal

Phoenix-based Action Performance has inked a five-year die cast licensing agreement with Hendrick Motorsports, beginning in '06. The partnership lengthens Action Performance's deal with drivers Jeff G

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Motorsports, NASCAR, Wal Mart

SBJ In-Depth: Olympic Preview

The time has arrived for perhaps the most scrutinized Olympic Games in history. The question remains, will Athens be able to shake off the criticism of construction delays and concerns over safety and

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NASCAR North Of The Border

Four high-ranking NASCAR execs attended Saturday's CASCAR race at the Toronto Indy, "touching off speculation that Canada's premiere stock car series is on the verge of being sold" to NASCAR (see THE

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports, NASCAR

Salt Lake To Get MLS Franchise

MLS has awarded an expansion franchise to Salt Lake City and former MSG President Dave Checketts, according to sources of James Edward of the DESERET NEWS. An official announcement is expected Wednesd

Tags: AEG, Cablevision, Colorado Rapids, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, San Jose Sharks, Soccer

Results Of MLB Player Poll

In a poll of MLB players conducted by reporters from eight Tribune Co. newspapers, a "little more than half of the respondents said steroids aren't a problem in the sport," and 38% said steroids are a

Tags: Baseball, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants

Newark Arena Vote Delayed

A "crucial vote" by the Newark City Council on the proposed $310M arena for the Devils "has been put off until September," according to John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. The 12-member commission of E

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Overnight Weekend Ratings

The following lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Olympic Trials: Swimming 7/9 NBC 8:00-9:00pm 4.1/8 PGA Tour: John Deere - 3rd Rd 7/10

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League Notes

USA TODAY's Rudy Martzke reports MLB Commissioner Bud Selig plans to ask the MLBPA to extend the two-year agreement that gives home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the All-

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