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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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NBC Wins 2010 & 2012 TV Rights

GE/NBC on Friday acquired the U.S. media rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games with a total package of $2.201B. The net paid $820M for the 2010 Winter Games and $1.181B for the 2012 Summer Games.

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Executive Transactions

NYC2012 named Credit Suisse First Boston CEO JOHN MACK as Vice Chair, "making him the ranking member of its large" BOD (N.Y. TIMES, 6/8)....Dodgers Senior VP/Baseball Operations DAVE WALLACE announced

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Belmont Jockeys Don Logos

For the "first time in a Triple Crown race, some of the jockey's uniforms included advertisements" during Saturday's Belmont Stakes, according to Bill Finley. Jerry Bailey, who rode race winner Empire

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Spurs Playoff Run Netting $10M

A long playoff run, a low payroll and the new SBC Center "will result in the Spurs making a profit of about $10[M] this season," according to BLOOMBERG NEWS' Scott Soshnick. Spurs Chair Peter Holt: "O

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Yankees-Cubs A Foxy Matchup

Fox earned a 5.2/13 overnight Nielsen rating for regional MLB coverage Saturday from 1:15-4:30pm ET, up 86% from a 2.8/7 for regional coverage for the net's comparable fourth week of coverage last yea

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League Notes

NBA: Among the revelations at NBA Commissioner David Stern's state of the league address before Game Two of the Finals on Friday was that the league's one-year experiment with instant replay "will con

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Monday, June 9, 2003 The Newark STAR-LEDGER’s Matthew Futterman writes, “It seemed like a coup three years ago: a clean solution to a messy controversy over dueling arena proposals and one more piece in a puzzle that would create the model sports company of the 21 st century. Now, even ...

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Saints Irritated By McCulla

The New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE’s Pierce Huff reports that WGNO-ABC Sports Dir Harry McCulla “irritated the Saints because he allegedly did not follow the team’s protocol for requesting interviews before he aired comments” by Saints WR Joe Horn.  McCulla contacted Horn, who recently en ...

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Staples Boxing Card KOed?

The June 21 boxing card at Staples Center, "beset with problems ranging from unwilling opponents to overpriced seats to an apathetic public," may have sustained a "knockout blow" last Friday when Kirk

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Hanauer Fired Because Of Politics?

The SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER’s Holly Cain reports that hydroplane racing league Hydro-Prop series commentator Chip Hanauer, who broadcasted events on ESPN in the past two years, “has been relieved of (his) duties.”  While Hydro-Prop officials “insist it’s just part of a revamped broa ...

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