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ESPNU Lands First Carriage Deal

ESPNU yesterday held a conference call to announce it has secured carriage agreements on Adelphia’s digital basic platform and on DirecTV’s premium-sports tier “Sports Pack” that will put the net in 3

Tags: Colleges, CBSSN, DirecTV, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

AMS President Refutes Rumor

Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) President Ed Clark said a Jayski.com report yesterday claiming that SMI will move a NASCAR Nextel Cup race to Las Vegas Motor Speedway “was completely unfounded and false.

Tags: Facilities, Motorsports, NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

SBJ In-Depth: MLS' 10th Birthday

Construction of soccer-specific stadiums points to gains the sport has made in the United States, but as Major League Soccer turns 10 the question remains whether the sport can reach the next level. Y

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Premier League Uniform Chart

THE DAILY presents a roster of English Premier League uniform and shirt sponsors for the ’04-05 season. Manchester United this season leads all clubs in related revenue — pulling in a reported $4

Tags: English Premier League, Manchester United, Nike, Soccer

People & Personalities

Mike Ditka’s Chicago-based agent Steve Mandell refuted reports yesterday that Ditka is set to appear in ESPN’s new reality series, “Bound For Glory” (see THE DAILY, 2/23), according to Teddy Greenstei

Tags: Baseball, Boston Bruins, Chicago Bears, ESPN, Football, Hockey, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, Media, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins

Goosen To Endorse Vodka Brand

Bacardi’s Grey Goose vodka brand has signed PGA Tour player Retief Goosen to a multiyear endorsement deal. The Grey Goose logo will appear on Goosen’s left sleeve and back collar and on a club cover.

Tags: Golf, HBO, IMG, Nissan, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated

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“You drink vodka. You’ve always drunk vodka.” — IMG’s Sherry Whay, to her client, Retief Goosen, who said he did not drink vodka after signing a deal with Bacardi’s Grey Goose (SI, 2/28 issue).

Wheels & Deals

Texas-based Safety-Kleen Systems, a supplier of parts cleaning and oil refining services, has inked a two-year sponsorship deal with NASCAR, according to Jeff Bounds of the DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Te

Tags: Anheuser Busch, General Motors, Motorsports, NASCAR

ABC, ESPN To Split Screen IRL

ESPN and ABC’s broadcasts of the first two ’05 IRL races will feature continuous coverage of race action through all national commercial breaks. ESPN will debut “Side-by-Side” — a split screen wi

Tags: ABC, ESPN, IndyCar, Motorsports, Toyota, Walt Disney

MLB Franchise Notes

CNBC’s Scott Wapner noted the Mets have sold around one million tickets for the upcoming season, and season-ticket sales are up 200-300%. The team says that by Opening Day, “they can even double that

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Franchises, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers

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