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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 16

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael writes it is " hard to be a boxing fan right now. " Rafael: "Too many fights we all want to see do not get made." Even when they sometimes get put together, it is "often torturous getting there," as it was with the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao  fight. Additionally, e...

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NIKE has donated $75,000 to help fund construction of a new playground surface at East Kings Highway Park in Shreveport, LA. U.S. Sen. JOHN BREAUX (D-LA), Shreveport Mayor KEITH HIGHTOWER and other di

Tags: EA Sports, Football, Golf, NHL, Nike, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

Facility Notes

Red Sox ballpark consultant Janet Marie Smith said yesterday that "the team''s plan to add seats ... and expand the ballpark''s congested concourses signals ''optimism'' that the Red Sox will remain t

Tags: Facilities

Sharpie To Debut TV Ad Sunday

Sanford Corp., maker of Sharpie markers, has taken advantage of 49ers WR Terrell Owens'' end-zone celebration, in which he used a Sharpie to sign a football after he scored a touchdown against the Sea

Tags: CBS, Football, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures

"Around The Horn" Panned

An "arrogance has convinced ESPN it can air a steady stream of talk shows that insult viewers accustomed to quality sports programming," according to Robert Weintraub of SLATE. Weintraub, who once wor

Tags: ABC, Basketball, ESPN, Hockey, Miami Heat, NBA, NHL, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Media, Walt Disney

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Will The Horn Soon Sound? Critics skewer ESPN''s "Around The Horn." Is it envy over colleagues on the mini-screen or does show need reworking? Slick Tracy! Retailers are seeing early bounce from Tracy

WTA Event Devoid Of Fans

Much "has been made of the disappointing crowds" for the first few sessions of The Home Depot WTA Championships at the 20,000-seat Staples Center, but "considering the blase reputation of [L.A.] fans,

Tags: Home Depot, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Wizards Ticket Sales Decrease

Though the Wizards recorded their 44th MCI Center sellout in a row Wednesday, "demand for the arena''s 20,173 seats is softer this year than last, due in no small part to an uncertain economy and nerv

Tags: Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Franchises, Washington Wizards

Executive Transactions

KemperSports Management promoted Dir of Operations W. SCOTT BEASLEY to VP/Operations for KemperGolf and Assistant Controller KEN CARRANO to Controller (GOLF WORLD BUSINESS, 11/6)....Brooks Sports name

Tags: Baseball, Colleges, Miami Marlins, Motorsports, People and Pop Culture

Weekend Nielsen TV Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR PGA: The Tour Champ. - 3rd Rd. 11/2 ABC 1:00-3:30pm 2.0/5 NCAA Football: (regional) 11/2 AB

Tags: ABC, CBS, Colleges, ESPN, Football, HBO, Indianapolis Colts, NASCAR, NBC, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Oakland Raiders, PGA Tour, San Francisco 49ers, Sports Illustrated, Media, Turner Sports, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

Yankees Incising Dental Plan?

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner "is threatening to eliminate the dental plans of approximately 150 employees" by January 1, according to multiple sources of Ken Davidoff of NEWSDAY. Some team execs

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, New York Yankees

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