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Report: ESPN Will Reduce "Baseball Tonight" To Once Weekly Show

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

ESPN reportedly will “cut back its ‘Baseball Tonight’ studio show to a Sunday only affair” as part of the net’s widespread cuts that came down yesterday ( N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/26 ). The net also reportedly will “use some of MLB Network’s studio programming h...

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VF Knitwear Talking w/ The NBA

NC-based VF Corp. "is in negotiations with the [NBA] to be the exclusive supplier of licensed apparel with NBA team logos to mass merchants," according to Mary Ellen Lloyd of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES, who

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"Wait a minute. Whatever happened to gin in a brown paper bag?" — David Letterman, on Snapple becoming the official beverage of N.Y. ("Late Show," 9/11).

Nike Settles Kasky Lawsuit

In a joint announcement today, the parties to Kasky v. Nike have agreed to settle the case, which prompted a U.S. Supreme Court review of what constitutes free versus commercial speech. As part of the

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Portis, Toomer Ink Rep Deals

Broncos RB Clinton Portis has signed agent Drew Rosenhaus "to help him land the big-money contract that eventually will be coming his way," according to Adam Schefter of the DENVER POST (DENVER POST,

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NFL Openers Eclipse Gate Mark

The NFL set a paid attendance record when 1,095,720 fans purchased tickets for 16 games last weekend, eclipsing the mark of 1,081,206 for September 15-16, 2002. Last week, the NFL's 16 games averaged

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Expos Not In Oregon In '04

Portland Mayor Vera Katz yesterday announced that Portland "will not submit a bid to host" all of the Expos' home games in '04, according to John Hunt of the Portland OREGONIAN. Katz, who said that ML

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Marketplace Round-Up

SNAPPLE: In N.Y., Sherri Day noted that Octagon represented N.Y.'s schools in the city's sponsorship deal with Snapple (see THE DAILY, 9/10). N.Y. CMO Joseph Perello: "I don't think this deal would ha

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Four NFL Teams Fail To Sell Out

Approximately 2,900 tickets remained for Sunday's Titans-Colts game as of the NFL's 72-hour deadline, meaning the game will not be televised locally, according to Mike Chappell of the INDIANAPOLIS STA

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Media Notes

The National Indoor Football League (NIFL) announced yesterday a national TV contract with ESPN, which will broadcast one NIFL game opening weekend as well as Indoor Bowl IV. NIFL officials today will

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Franchise Notes

MLB: With advance sales for the final 11 home games, the Red Sox have set a club record with more than 2.7 million tickets already sold in '03. The club has never crossed the 2.7 million mark in its 1

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