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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 24 / 16

You can now DVR our version of S/C. "SportsCenter, with Scott Van Pelt" So, that's a thing now. Record series, if you like. We appreciate. — Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) October 24, 2016 The sports media beat now has a massive hole with @RichSandomir moving to the NYT Obit ...

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Franchise Notes

MLB: ABC Radio''s Keith Olbermann reports that Japanese baseball player Hideki Matsui "could sign with the Yankees for a nominal figure and be paid most of his income by the media company that owns th

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Baseball, Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Football, Franchises, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Eagles, Walt Disney

McDonald's To Recall Bears Dolls

Lead Paint Leads To Bobblehead Recall McDonald''s has "issued a voluntary recall of about" 100,000 Bears bobbleheads featuring LB Brian Urlacher and RB Anthony Thomas because some dolls have "excessiv

Tags: Chicago Bears, Football, McDonalds

Express Mart To Sponsor AHL Crunch

The Syracuse POST-STANDARD reported that Express Mart, which has a season-long sponsorship with the AHL Syracuse Crunch, has also "bought naming rights to the Crunch''s home opener … the first t

Tags: AHL, Hockey

ESPN's Football Ratings

ESPN earned an 8.9 (7,709,000 HHs) Nielsen cable rating for Raiders-Steelers Sunday night, marking a 29% increase from a 6.9 (5,838,00 HHs) for the comparable Cowboys-Eagles game last year. Will Tony

Tags: ABC, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, HBO, Milwaukee Brewers, New England Patriots, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Media, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

Facility Notes

In DC, Ruane & Shapiro cite local police and Eagles and Redskins officials as saying that the police pepper spray that "sickened ... Eagles players near the end" of Monday''s game "was used to stop on

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, ESPN, Facilities, Football, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, San Antonio Spurs, Soccer, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

Bettman Lobbies For CBA Talks

Bettman Knows NHL Needs Canada NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "wants to begin negotiations on a new [CBA] `sooner rather than later,''" according to Mike Brehm of USA TODAY, who notes the current CBA e

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Commissioner Paul Tagliabue Outlines His Vision For The NFL NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue tells THE DAILY today that the widely-held view that the L.A. market is only open for a relocated franchise

Shockey To Hit Marketing Gold?

The N.Y. area is about to see an "all-out blitz" around Giants rookie TE Jeremy Shockey, whose managers are "attempting to make Shockey''s face and strut more familiar than any of [N.Y.''s] most promi

Tags: Football, New York Giants, Nike, Sprint

Senators See Hot Ticket Sales

Senators President Roy Mlakar said that the team has sold "almost 9,000 season tickets for the coming season, compared to a league average of about 11,000," according to Derek Abma (OTTAWA SUN, 9/18).

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Hockey, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning

Executive Transactions

Dr. ARTHUR PAPPAS, who for 30 years was a part of the Red Sox medical staff and "until last season owned a small percentage of the club," has stepped down as medical dir and will remain in an advisory

Tags: AHL, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Red Sox, Connecticut Sun, Golf, Hockey, Motorsports, NASCAR, New York Islanders, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

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