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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Saturday Boxing HOFer  Evander Holyfield and featherweight champion Abner Mares will serve as analysts on the Fox network telecast of the Premier Boxing Champions bout headlined by  Deontay Wilder - Gerald Washington . The fight is at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

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The following details Nielsen ratings for ''02-03 NHL regular season on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. Also provided are ratings for the male 18-34 demo. NHL REGULAR SEASON NIELSEN RATINGS: ''02-03 ''02-03 ''01

Hewitt Serving Up ATP Suit?

Hewitt Suing ATP Over Damages To His Reputation Lleyton Hewitt "has threatened legal action to claim multi-million damages from the ATP," according to Leo Schlink of the DAILY TELEGRAPH, who writes He

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ESPN Inks Two Partners

Wendy''s Int''l is partnering with ESPN "for a co-branded, cross-platform promotion deal that turns accomplished actors into aspiring anchors," according to AD AGE''s Kate MacArthur. The six-week prom

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The following presents a three-year Nielsen ratings trend for the PBA on ESPN. YEAR GAMES RATING % +/- HOUSEHOLDS % +/- ''02-03 20 0.89 6.0% 775,354 8.3% ''01-02 20 0.84 18.3% 715,794 25.6% ''00-01 16

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell writes, “Over his 16-year playing career, [Michael Jordan] is said to have stimulated billions of dollars in business. … While it''s a long list of tho

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Don't Drink And Fish?

Martin Takes A Stand Angler Lendell Martin, who "dropped out of the [ESPN-owned] Citgo BASSMaster Tour last fall after BASS reached an agreement with Anheuser-Busch to have anglers in the series wear

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Media Notes

Proposed ESPN Rate Hike Meeting Opposition ABC Radio Networks said last week that May 1 "would be the final air date of" Keith Olbermann''s twice-daily commentaries, "Speaking of Sports" and "Speaking

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WNBA Deadline On The Horizon

The WNBA yesterday canceled the ''03 WNBA Draft, which was scheduled for tomorrow, due to the absence of a CBA. The Friday deadline to reach an agreement or face cancellation of the entire season rema

Tags: Basketball, Dallas Stars, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Lynx, Seattle Storm, WNBA

Golisano Regime Cleaning House

Sabres Push Out Several Employees Prospective Sabres Owner B. Thomas Golisano yesterday dismissed Exec VP/Administration Ron Bertovich, Senior VP/Marketing Christye Peterson and Senior Dir of Broadcas

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