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NFL, Ticketmaster Finish Five-Year Extension, Move To New Open Model

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Ticketmaster will deploy its new Presence identity-based digital ticketing system across the league, likely by the start of the '18 regular season.

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NBA BOG Approves Nets Sale

The NBA BOG has unanimously approved the sale of the Nets to Bruce Ratner, “despite lingering questions about his ability to raise the $300[M] he agreed to pay for the franchise,” according to Quinn &

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News Corp. Posts Q4 Profits

News Corp. posted a profit of $399M in Q4, or $0.29 a share, up 7.8% from $370M, or $0.24 a share, in the year-ago period, as earnings were “boosted by stronger advertising sales at its TV networks an

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Delays Plague Canadian Pavilion

The C$40M Olympic Spirit Toronto pavilion will not open in time to coincide with tomorrow’s Opening Ceremony in Athens because of “unexpected construction delays,” according to Nicole MacIntyre of the

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Champions Tour's Seattle Stop

The Champions Tour Greater Seattle Champions Classic, backed by sponsorship from the Seahawks, Washington Athletic Club (WAC) and Wells Fargo, formally signed a three-year deal to play at Snoqualmie R

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NBC's Couric Opens By Herself

NBC’s “Today” show this morning aired its first program with Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker all live in Athens. Couric opened the show by herself, saying, “I’m Katie Couric and as you can see,

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Dolphins Hitting Gym w/ Deal

The Dolphins have inked a sponsorship deal with Bally Total Fitness, which becomes the team’s official fitness center. Bally receives use of the Dolphins’ logo and name. The company also will have a p

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Olympic Marketing News

U.S. track & field athletes “are failing the litmus test for marketers because of questions raised by the BALCO doping scandal,” according to Robyn Norwood of the L.A. TIMES. Octagon Dir of Olympic Sp

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Franchise Notes

SI’s “Scorecard” profiles the Web site RealGM.com, which “examines the fine print of [NBA] players’ contracts and lets a team know in seconds” if a trade is viable. The base subscription is free, but

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Closing Bell, August 12, 2004

The Daily Insider Afternoon News & Headlines Thursday, August 12, 2004 4:00pm ET Print The Closing Bell ...

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Talk Of The Town NBC News reports of “increase in al Qaeda ‘chatter’ about Athens.” (#20) You Can Shea That Again Spitzer helps facilitate interim resolution to lift Mets’ blackout on TWC. (#7) Celebr

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