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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 25 / 17

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel : “The NFL announced that they are relaxing their policy on touchdown celebrations. It used to be you'd get a penalty for celebrating after a touchdown. Under the new rules, players will be able to use the football as a prop, they'll be able to celebrate as a group an...

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S&E CLE At Pine Needles

Sports and Entertainment CLE at America's Ultimate Golf Destination. October 16-17, 2003, Pine Needles Resort & Lodge, host of 1996, 2001 and 2007 U.S. Women's Opens. Speakers include Jeff Insler, Mar

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ESPN Sports Poll: Endorsers

The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Intersearch, asks respondents age 12+ which athlete they would choose to endorse a product. Following are the Top 15 athletes named from January through July '03

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NFL Turnstile Tracker: NFC

The following chart presents NFL NFC season-to-date attendance, compared to the same number of games for each team last year (SportsBusiness Journal Research). 2003 NFC ATTENDANCE TEAM DATES TOTAL AVG

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NHL Franchise News & Notes

In Toronto, David Shoalts reports NHL HOFer and former Lightning Owner Phil Esposito "is trying to put together another group to buy back" the Lightning from Palace Sports & Entertainment Owner Bill D

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SportsLine.com Deletes AOL

SportsLine.com has terminated its existing agreement with AOL and has entered into a new deal. SportsLine.com will no longer receive promotion from AOL, but will continue to provide some programming s

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NBC Not Making $$ On NASCAR

NBC Sports President Ken Schanzer "admitted yesterday he doesn't see his network breaking even any time soon" on its six-year, $1.2B agreement with TNT to carry NASCAR, according to Jerry Lindquist of

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New Development BOSTON HERALD reports Frank McCourt near completion on $430M deal for Dodgers. (#14) Thunder Road (#1) After one-year run with DC's PGA Tour event, FBR inks new title pact with Phoenix

Cable Operators Discuss Disney

The "tone of negotiations between" ESPN-parent Walt Disney Co. and cable operators "has improved since Disney has offered to raise rates more slowly in exchange for other concessions," according to ca

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PGA Tour Phoenix Open Titled

DC-based investment bank Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group (FBR) has signed a five-year title sponsorship with the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open. The event will now be known as the FBR Open. Longtime Phoenix

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League Notes

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman appeared on CNBC's "Closing Bell" last night to discuss the state of his league. Bettman, on the NHLPA claiming that the NHL has exaggerated its teams' financial losses:

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