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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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08/23/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman wrote that a "leading candidate" to be Wild GM "could be" former Oilers coach/GM Glen Sather. Hartman: "[Wild President] Jac Sperling ... couldn''t make a better choice." H

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08/23/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

GOIN'' HOLLYWOOD: Actor MICHAEL RICHARDS, formerly "Kramer" on "Seinfeld," will be at the Vikings'' training complex Tuesday to shoot a promo for ABC''s "MNF" with Vikings players CRIS CARTER, JOHN RA

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08/23/99
PART OF THE STADIUM PLAN: VIKINGS PRESENT IDEAS TO MN MAYOR

Vikings GM Tim Connolly met Friday morning with Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton to present an artist''s rendering for a new football stadium completed by the local architectural firm Ellerbe Be

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08/20/99
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL GAUGES INTEREST IN U.S. OPEN

In ''96, ''97 and ''98, the ESPN Chilton Sports Poll asked sports fans age 12+ their interest in the tennis U.S. Open. Each year, interest was polled two weeks prior to the event through two weeks aft

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08/20/99
FINAL NATIONAL AND CABLE RATINGS FOR RECENT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists final national and cable Nielsen ratings from recent sporting events (THE DAILY): EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Crew-United 08/14 ABC 4:00-6:00pm 0.8/2 PGA Championship -- 3rd R

Tags: ABC, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, CBS, Chicago Cubs, Columbus Crew, ESPN, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Sparks, MLB, MLS, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Pittsburgh Pirates, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Mystics, WNBA

08/20/99
STREET & SMITH'S PRESENTS TENNIS BREAKFAST MEETING IN N.Y.

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08/20/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: In N.Y., Richard Wilner reports that advance ticket sales for the Cardinals-Mets series at Shea Stadium this weekend are at about 118,400 (N.Y. POST, 8/20)....In Fort Worth, Sean Wood writes that

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08/20/99
WILL PREMIER LEAGUE FACE $32M SUIT FROM FORMER BSKYB EXECS?

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08/20/99
VENUS' FLY WRAPS: WILLIAMS AGAIN DESIGNS U.S. OPEN OUTFITS

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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