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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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FACING SLOW RENEWALS, SKYDOME SLASHES SUITE LEASE PRICES

The SkyDome has "changed its sales pitch dramatically to boxholders by slashing prices as much as [C]$90,000 next year after a recent campaign turned into an embarrassing bust," according to Tony Van

Tags: Facilities, Toronto Blue Jays

11/11/99
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SPORT IN SOCIETY AWARDS BANQUET

Northeastern Univ.''s Center for the Study of Sport in Society''s 15th Annual Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction is November 16 at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. The event honors people f

Tags: Classified Advertisements, ESPN, New England Patriots, Walt Disney

11/11/99
IMG MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES PR VENTURE WITH TRUESPORTS

IMG Motorsports has formed a PR alliance with OH-based TrueSports to develop and implement a media relations plan for the Cleveland and Detroit CART races. The alliance follows an earlier agreement th

Tags: Champ Car World Series, IMG, People and Pop Culture

11/11/99
PIRATES TO BASE PNC PARK SEAT PRIORITY ON 2000 TICKET PLANS

The Pirates will determine seating priority at PNC Park by the type of season-ticket plans purchased by customers for the 2000 season at Three Rivers Stadium, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the PITTSB

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

11/11/99
KARL MALONE'S NO GUNNER ... OR IS HE? MAILMAN ENDORSES NRA

Jazz F Karl Malone''s "latest endorsement -- which he did gratis," is for the National Rifle Association (NRA), according to Steve Luhm of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, who writes that Malone "decided to bec

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11/11/99
GARBER SAYS MLS MUST CONVINCE ESPN ON REGULAR PROGRAMMING

MLS Commissioner Don Garber said that MLS has "overlooked the core soccer fan base in this country" and that the league needs to invest in delivering the game to those fans through "highlight shows an

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney, WNBA

11/11/99
THE DEBATE OVER THE IHL VS. CHL ROCKS OKLAHOMA CITY

Reports that IHL K.C. Blades Owner Dan DeVos is "seriously considering" a transfer of his franchise to Oklahoma City have "caused concern," according to Barry Lewis of the TULSA WORLD, who wrote, "Som

Tags: CHL, Franchises, NHL

11/11/99
BETTMAN: NHL HAS TRIPLED ANNUAL REVENUE TO $1.4B IN THE '90S

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday at the Kagan''s Sports Values & Finance conference in N.Y. that the NHL "has tripled its annual revenue during the 1900s to about" $1.4B, according to Rona

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

11/11/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

NFL Europe named BILL PETERSON as President to handle all operations and league development activities in Europe. Peterson succeeds OLIVER LUCK, who is returning to the U.S. to take a Senior Exec role

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Foot Locker/Venator Group, NFL, NHRA, People and Pop Culture

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