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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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Facility Notes

RACING AHEAD: SMI/Lowe's Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler appeared on Speed Channel's "Wind Tunnel" last night and expressed a desire for NASCAR to expand into the N.Y. market, but said the cost

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05/20/04
Lightning Raising Bottom Line

The Lightning's $10.5M loss in FY '02-03 "appears close to being wiped out," thanks to "sales of merchandise, tickets, sponsorship deals and other revenue generated during" eight home playoff games so

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Hockey, Marriott, Tampa Bay Lightning

05/20/04
MLB Names & Faces

Capital One will break a new 30-second TV spot as part of its "What's in Your Wallet?" campaign tomorrow featuring D'Backs P Randy Johnson, marking the first time the company is using a celebrity athl

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Upper Deck

05/20/04
Franchise Notes

In Atlanta, Tim Tucker reports Turner Exec VP/Operations & Strategy Jim McCaffrey yesterday called Atlanta-based businessman Charles Vaughn, who recently sent letters to Time Warner, Turner Broadcasti

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Charlotte Hornets, Franchises, Indiana Pacers, MLS, Ticketmaster

05/20/04
NHL Scores Itself Two Points

The NHL formally announced two TV deals yesterday — a two-year revenue-sharing agreement with NBC (see THE DAILY, 5/19), and a one-year multimedia extension of the league's broadcasting agreement

Tags: ABC, CBC, ESPN, Hockey, NBC, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

05/20/04
Smarty Jones Stirs Merch Sales

Smarty Jones hats and T-shirts "are the latest rage, selling so fast production is having trouble keeping up," according to Flander & Campisi of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, who report the Chapman fam

Tags: Horse Racing

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Thursday, May 20, 2004 A look at Annika Sorenstam ’s impact one year after her appearance at Colonial . With second Nextel Cup date, Dallas stakes its claim as best American sports town . ...

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K.C. Facilities In The News

The Jackson County (MO) Sports Complex Authority voted 5-0 yesterday to approve lease extensions until 2030 for the Chiefs and Royals, according to Benita Williams of the K.C. STAR, who notes the exte

Tags: Baseball, Columbus Crew, Facilities, FC Dallas, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, MLB, MLS, NFL, Soccer, Sprint

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Wh ...

In a story garnering front-page treatment across the U.S., sprinter Kelli White has agreed to cooperate with authorities by testifying against her U.S. teammates as part of her plea with the USADA. Wh

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"We'd get sued by George Steinbrenner, who's as litigious as Donald Trump." — CBS President & CEO Les Moonves, on why the N.Y. team in the network's upcoming series, "Clubhouse," is not called th

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