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12/16/04
Media Notes

In Atlanta, Jeff D’Alessio reports ESPN, one of the sponsors of the college football’s coaches’ poll, “plans to ask the American Football Coaches Association to make currently anonymous ballots public

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Football, Hockey, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, NFL, NHL, Media, Toronto Maple Leafs, Walt Disney

12/16/04
Adelphia To Carry NFL Network

The NFL has inked a carriage agreement with Adelphia Communications for NFL Network, NFL Network on Demand and NFL Network HD. Adelphia will launch programming in the NFL markets of New England, Pitts

Tags: Football, NFL, Media

12/16/04
Executive Transactions

Michigan Racing Commissioner ROBERT GEAKE said he will leave his post when his term expires at the end of December. Geake “hopes to make the long-awaited decision on granting a suburban Detroit racetr

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Horse Racing, People and Pop Culture

12/16/04
THE DAILY Goes One-On-One…

JOHN WOODEN called him “the greatest all-around basketball player I’ve ever coached,” and ISIAH THOMAS named him “the all-time underrated NBA player.” High praise for the undersized GAIL GOODRICH, nic

Tags: Basketball, Boston Bruins, Golf, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NCAA, Soccer, People and Pop Culture

12/16/04
Nationals Cease Operations

Because of amendments to its ballpark deal with DC, MLB has ordered the Nationals to “cease until further notice” all business and promotional operations, which means the team’s “pursuit of free agent

Tags: Baseball, Facilities, MLB

12/16/04
Turnstile Tracker: Golf & Soccer

The following is Part VII of THE DAILY’s “Turnstile Tracker,” which estimates that over 476 million fans attended sporting events in the U.S. and Canada during the ‘03-04 sports year. Presented today

Tags: Golf, LPGA, NCAA, PGA Tour, Soccer, Wendys

12/16/04
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12/16/04
Sprint/Nextel Merger & NASCAR

With the announcement that Sprint will acquire Nextel for at least $35B and name the new company Sprint Nextel, Sprint Chair & CEO Gary Forsee said that the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series “would keep that n

Tags: CBS, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, Sprint, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/16/04
ESPN Consolidating Sales Force

ESPN is “quietly consolidating its Internet sales force under its more mature TV business, according to sources cited by CNETNEWS.com’s Hu & Pelline. The restructuring, expected to be completed in Jan

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

12/16/04
Cities Vying For MLB Attention

One MLB exec said Wednesday that the league “already has been contacted by four cities interested in acquiring” the Nationals if the funding for a DC ballpark falls through, according to Dave Sheinin

Tags: Baseball, Facilities, MLB

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