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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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Needing to keep its identity as the "Olympic Network" since it has opted out of other high-priced sports properties, GE/NBC landed media and marketing rights to the 2010 and 2012 Games with a whopping

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TV MONITOR: Last night's 11:00pm ET 90-minute edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" (late due to Yankees-Cubs) led with Spurs-Nets Game Three, followed by Yankees-Cubs, Red Sox-Brewers and Blue Jays-Reds.

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Brazilian Clubs Revenue

The FINANCIAL TIMES’ Raymond Colitt reports that Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva signed into law “a type of consumer code for football aficionados,” called a “statute for fans.”  The law “requires referees, who are currently appointed at will, to be chosen by lottery.”  Ad ...

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Sosa Unfazed By Suspension

Despite Sammy Sosa being caught with a corked-bat last week, one major advertiser "is moving ahead with negotiations on a new Sosa deal," according to CNNMONEY's Chris Isidore. The unidentified compan

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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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NBA Finals Ratings Still Down

ABC earned a 7.3/13 overnight Nielsen rating for Friday's Nets-Spurs Game Two from 8:00-11:15pm, down 29% from last year's 10.3/18 for NBC's coverage of Nets-Lakers Game Two (THE DAILY). ABC is averag

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Facility Notes

BLOOMBERG NEWS' Scott Soshnick reported that the Nets are "considering several sites in N.Y." if negotiations with the city of Newark fail to result in a new arena for themselves and the Devils. Sourc

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Morning Buzz, June 9, 2003

The Daily Insider Morning News & Headlines Monday, June 9, 2003 9:00am ET Print The Morning Buzz ...

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ACC Will Continue Expansion

ACC Commissioner John Swofford said yesterday that the conference would "move forward with its expansion plans despite the lawsuit [filed by five Big East schools Friday] and had done nothing wrong in

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"We're a General Electric company. You do not get out of the building without a business plan." — NBC Sports & Olympics Chair Dick Ebersol, on whether the net's $2.2B Olympic media deal will be p

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