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F1 U.S. Grand Prix Still On Schedule Despite Thunderstorms In Austin

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 17

A line of thunderstorms moved through Austin early this morning, but it "shouldn’t pose any kind of scheduling problem" for today’s F1 U.S. Grand Prix. The race itself "does not start until" 2:00pm CT at Circuit Of The Americas ( MYSTATESMAN.com, 10/22 ). Among the celebrity gu...

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Two K.C. Design Firms Merge

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US-China Sport Summit In '05

The USOC announced the creation of the USA-China Sports Summit, an int’l multi-sport event to be held in Seattle in ’05, ’06 and/or ’07. The inaugural festival will be held June 8-12, 2005, at project

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NBC's NASCAR Ad Revenue Up

NBC’s ad revenue from NASCAR is up 20% this year, a “jump attributed primarily to the new format in which the final 10 races will act as a playoff” for the Nextel Cup, according to Andy Bernstein of S

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Prince Sport Inks Film Deal

Prince Sports has partnered with Universal Pictures to promote the upcoming film “Wimbledon.” Prince will be the official racquet of the movie, and will offer a national online sweeps through the film

Steelers To Block Slots Parlors

Steelers President Art Rooney II has indicated that he will “attempt to block slots parlors” from being built near Heinz Field, according to Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW. Rooney: “We

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Comcast Sells Baseball Shares

Massachusetts-based Triple Play Partners has acquired a majority share of three Comcast-Spectacor-owned minor league baseball teams –- the Double-A Eastern League Bowie Baysox, the Single-A Carolina L

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, MLB

Facility Notes

In Tampa, Alan Snel reports the Tampa Sports Authority Board has turned down an offer from Hussey Seating Co. to replace the fading seats at Raymond James Stadium for $1M, after Hussey wanted to inclu

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U.S. Olympic Trials Ratings

NBC, in anticipation of next month’s Olympics, has been featuring U.S. Olympic trials coverage in its weekend sports schedule. The following is a look at ratings for the recent broadcasts, compared wi

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 Mike Tyson counting on an epic return to help solve bankruptcy problems. RCA Championships Dir Rob MacGill looking to improve event. ...

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Apax Pays $100M For Spyder

Private equity investment firm Apax Partners Worldwide LLP has paid $100M to acquire most of the assets of Boulder-based ski apparel maker Spyder Active Sports, according to Janey Forgrieve of the ROC

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