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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 17

Friday NFL Network will air " NFL Films Presents : Touchdown In Israel " tonight at 8:00pm ET. The show follows the journey of Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and 18 Pro Football HOFers to Israel. Saturday MSG Networks will roll out its fall programming lineup, including the return of "T...

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SBJ In-Depth: Olympic Preview

The time has arrived for perhaps the most scrutinized Olympic Games in history. The question remains, will Athens be able to shake off the criticism of construction delays and concerns over safety and

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Salt Shaker (#10) Checketts vows to have plan in place for MLS stadium in Salt Lake City by year’s end. Full Speed Ahead Siemens signs on to title sponsor next week’s four NASCAR races in New Hampshir

Miami Heats Up With Shaq

The Heat yesterday finalized their trade for Lakers C Shaquille O’Neal, and in Ft. Lauderdale, Sarah Talalay writes the deal “began making a historic impact on the team’s business operations as soon a

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French Soccer Club's Licensing

French Premier League (FPL) club Olympique Lyonnais (OL) earns $20M annually through six unique licensing deals — 21% of its annual revenue, the most in the French league — according to BUSI

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MLB All-Star Game Rates Low

Fox earned an 8.8/15 final Nielsen rating for Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game from 8:45-11:45pm ET, marking a 7% decline from the 9.5/17 for both the ’03 and ’02 games, as well as the lowest-rated A

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League Notes

GOLFWEEK’s Alistair Tait writes PGA Tour player Ernie Els is “facing a possible showdown with PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem over his number of PGA Tour appearances.” Els believes he is “under undu

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McEnroe Not Drawing Viewers

John McEnroe's new primetime show on CNBC, “McEnroe,” averaged 146,000 total viewers during its first five nights, earning it “last place in terms of the cable news shows” airing at 10:00pm ET, accord

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Siemens Titling N.H. Nextel Race

Munich-based Siemens AG, whose U.S. HQs is in N.Y., has signed on as title sponsor of New Hampshire Int’l Speedway’s four NASCAR-sanctioned races next weekend. The events will be named the Siemens 300

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Super Simpsons Episode

Fox is planning a football-themed episode of “The Simpsons,” entitled “Homer & Ned’s Hail Mary Pass,” to air after its coverage of Super Bowl XXXIX, according to Josef Adalian of DAILY VARIETY. The sh

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USTA Hires New Sponsorship Dir

By Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, The Sports Business Daily The USTA has hired an NBA corporate sales exec as its new Dir of Corporate Partnerships. TIM SHANNEHAN, most recently NBA Dir of Business De

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