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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 28 / 17

Atlanta Motor Speedway has opted to postpone its planned track resurfacing until at least after the '18 NASCAR weekend. The 1.54-mile track surface is 20 years old ( AMS ). The Atlanta Tipoff Club today announced a multiyear deal making Citizen Watch title sponsor of the Naismith College Player o...

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"Is this the perfect name for the perfect team?" — ABC/ESPN NBA analyst Tom Tolbert, on the Trail Blazers selecting Travis Outlaw with their first-round draft pick last night (ESPN, 6/26).

Final Weekend Nielsen Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Golf: "Like Father, Like Son" 6/21 ABC 2:00-3:00pm 0.8/3 PGA Tour: Buick Classic-3rd Rd-rai

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, CBS, ESPN, Football, General Motors, Golf, Horse Racing, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC, NCAA, Oakland Athletics, Olympics, PGA Tour, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, Media, Turner Sports, Viacom, Walt Disney

Carmelo Dons Nuggets New Logo

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Tags: Basketball, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, NBA

Marketplace Round-Up

Buick Golf Marketing Manager Larry Peck said that the company has talked to PGA Tour Greater Hartford Open officials but "isn't close to a deal" to sponsor the event. Peck: "We've looked at Hartford a

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATP, Dallas Cowboys, Football, General Motors, Golf, IndyCar, Motorsports, NASCAR, Olympics, PGA Tour

MLB Attendance Down Again

A "short-term spike in attendance spurred by several attractive interleague matchups belies a disturbing trend in stadiums across America," as MLB's average attendance is down "about 5% this season af

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Detroit Tigers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBA

Name Remains The Same in S.F.

The name Candlestick Park won another reprieve yesterday — "perhaps only temporarily" — when the S.F. Board of Supervisors rejected plans to award the 49ers the naming rights to the stadium,

Tags: Facilities, Football, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers

SBJ Facilities' Contractors Report

Every new stadium and arena is the result of the combined work of a host of subcontractors who supply everything from plumbing to wide-screen televisions. This report will take a detailed look at the

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Annika To Star In KFC Ad

By Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, The Sports Business Daily KFC leverages the increased celebrity of Annika Sorenstam in a spot breaking July from BBDO, N.Y. The ad depicts Sorenstam immersed in a wei

Tags: Bank of America, Golf, LPGA, PepsiCo, PGA Tour

ESPN Sports Poll

ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Intersearch, asks respondents aged 12+ if they have ever played the following organized sports. A summary for '02 is provided below, showing the percentages of respo

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, ESPN, Football, Soccer, Walt Disney

Rave Reviews For Michelle Wie

As 13-year-old golfer Michelle Wie is playing at this weekend's ShopRite LPGA Classic in NJ, "about 200 media credentials have been issued," compared to about 100 reporters who usually attend, accordi

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Acushnet, Golf, HBO, IMG, LPGA, PGA Tour, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

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