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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 17

Friday NFL Network will air " NFL Films Presents : Touchdown In Israel " tonight at 8:00pm ET. The show follows the journey of Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and 18 Pro Football HOFers to Israel. Saturday MSG Networks will roll out its fall programming lineup, including the return of "T...

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08/17/04
Spons-o-Meter: USOC

THE DAILY continues its presentation of Olympic “Spons-o-Meters,” today featuring the official partners and sponsors of the USOC. USOC partners receive marketing rights to the U.S. Olympic Team and co

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATT, Bank of America, General Motors, Home Depot, Olympics, USOC

08/17/04
FoxSports.com Traffic Increasing

FoxSports.com, one month after it began providing content for MSN.com, “has staged a come-from-behind surge to become the Web’s second-most-popular sports site” behind ESPN.com, according to comScore

Tags: ESPN, Microsoft, Media, Walt Disney, Yahoo

08/17/04
PGA Tour Weekend Ratings

The following presents a Nielsen ratings trend for weekend rounds of PGA Tour events plus The Masters, U.S. Open and British Open played before the PGA Championship. Of the 62 weekend rounds broadcast

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, General Motors, Golf, hp, NBC, Nissan, PGA Tour, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/17/04
Churchill Downs Halts Track Bid

The Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans yesterday “reached a deal with horse owner Mike Pegram to pay Louisiana horsemen $25[M] and avert a bankruptcy sale, effectively ending Churchill Downs Inc.

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., Facilities, Horse Racing

08/17/04
Olympic Ticket Sales Lagging

ATHOC Exec Dir Marton Simitsek said that 3.285 million tickets have been sold so far for the Athens Olympics, including 78,154 yesterday alone (ATHENS NEWS AGENCY, 8/17). AROUND THE RINGS noted ticket

Tags: ABC, CBS, IOC, NBC, Olympics, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/17/04
Executive Transactions

SADDLE UP: The Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association (TOBA) re-elected GARY BISZANTZ Chair of the Board of Trustees. The TOBA board also elected DAN METZGER as President, REYNOLDS BELL JR. and JO

Tags: Colleges, Horse Racing, Olympics, People and Pop Culture

08/17/04
Horse Racing Conference News

NTRA COO Greg Avioli Sunday at the Jockey Club Round Table Conference said that handle at rebate shops “soared in 2003 to $1.2[B] — a 50[%] increase over 2002 handle –-[but] the sport's revenues

Tags: Horse Racing, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NFL, PGA Tour

08/17/04
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“We’re paying twice for the terrorist threat. In cash, and in tourism.” — Athens Deputy Mayor Theodoros Skylakakis (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 8/17).

08/17/04
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08/17/04
adidas' New Outdoor Effort

adidas has built 328-foot eight-lane vertical tracks up the side of the Hotel Nikko in Osaka and Pacific Place One Tower in Hong Kong, where 40 male and female athletes in each locale “will walk, run

Tags: Sprint, Washington Nationals

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