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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Saturday Boxing HOFer  Evander Holyfield and featherweight champion Abner Mares will serve as analysts on the Fox network telecast of the Premier Boxing Champions bout headlined by  Deontay Wilder - Gerald Washington . The fight is at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

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Pimlico & CDI Wagering Reports

Pimlico's "rain-soaked spring meet showed an 11.6[%] drop in wagering in state on live races while total wagering fell 0.5[%] during the 67-day period that ended Sunday," according to John Scheinman o

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Nets Are Not For Sale

Despite a report yesterday that Islanders co-Owner Charles Wang "was in discussions to purchase the Nets and move them back to Long Island" (see THE DAILY, 6/10), the team is "not for sale," according

Tags: Basketball, Boston Bruins, Franchises, Hockey, NBA, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders

Franchise Notes

At a public event this afternoon, the Charlotte NBA expansion franchise formally unveiled its nickname, the "Bobcats," as well as its logo and colors. To view the logo, please visit SportsBusinessDail

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Baseball, Basketball, CBS, Cleveland Cavaliers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Franchises, Golf, Manchester United, Milwaukee Bucks, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Mets, Nike, Soccer, Viacom, Walt Disney

PSEA Exec Discusses Penguins

Appearing on FSN Pittsburgh's "Sportsbeat" last night, Pittsburgh Sports & Exhibition Authority (PSEA) Exec Dir Stephen Leeper said his group "put in a plan about a year ago" for a new Penguins arena,

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Cash Or Cheque Fila sells subsidiaries in $351M cash deal to SBI. (#18) Friendly Skies? (#1) Southwest Airlines inks deal with Suns despite team's home at America West Arena. Malcolm In The Middle (#1

ESPN's '03 Ratings Released

Through June 1, ESPN's '03 total day rating is up 20%, from a 0.5 to 0.6 through the same point in '02. Men 18-49 has risen by the identical figures. In primetime, ESPN's '03 rating has jumped 10%, fr

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SI Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Sports Illustrated will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a yearlong nationwide celebration of sports. America's Sports Illustrated: 50 Years, 50 States, 50 Sports, a grassroots effort featuring a

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SBI Acquires Fila For $351M

Fila Holding SpA yesterday sold all of its subsidiaries, including MD-based Fila USA, to a Fila management team for $351M in cash, according to Lorraine Mirabella of the Baltimore SUN, who notes the n

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Glazer's Dodgers Bid Threatened

Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer's negotiations to buy the Dodgers "have been slowed — if not significantly threatened — by complex financing regulations in the NFL and [MLB]," according to sources

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Executive Transactions

ABC named SUSAN E. BINFORD as Senior VP/Communications for the ABC Television Network and the ABC Broadcast Group. Most recently, Binford was Exec VP/Public Relations for CNN News Group (ABC)....The U

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