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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17

Saturday Rutgers in a 3:00pm ET ceremony will rename one of its original basketball courts after the late Jim Valvano , who played at Rutgers and was an assistant coach there. The court is at College Avenue Gym, nicknamed "The Barn."

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Blue Jays TV Ratings See Uptick

While the Blue Jays' attendance is up 2,600 per game "from the dismal numbers of a year ago," the team is still "nowhere near where they want to be" in attendance, according to Steve Simmons of the TO

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Battle At The Bridges Ratings

ABC earned a 4.8/8 overnight Nielsen rating for last night's broadcast of "Battle at the Bridges," a made-for-TV golf event featuring Tiger Woods-Ernie Els against Phil Mickelson-Sergio Garcia, from 8

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Former Falcons VP Sues Blank

Former Falcons VP/Human Resources Carol Faubert filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against Falcons Owner Arthur Blank, "alleging she was fired after speaking out against sexual harassment of women staf

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Woods Using Titleist Driver

Tiger Woods last night shelved his Nike driver in favor of his old Titleist model during ABC/IMG's "Battle at the Bridges," according to USA TODAY. But the club shift "didn't help," as Woods and Ernie

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McNabb Behind LFG's Campaign

Philadelphia-based Lincoln Financial Group debuted its new TV ad featuring Eagles QB Donovan McNabb last night. The PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL calls the spot, via Martin Williams, Minneapolis, "hum

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Falcons, CBS, EA Sports, ESPN, Football, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Viacom, Walt Disney

Marketplace Round-Up

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann cited sources last night who confirmed a N.Y. Daily News report Sunday (see THE DAILY, 7/28) that Nike "has been exploring if it can 'get out' of the five-year, [$45M] endorsem

Tags: Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Horse Racing, Los Angeles Lakers, Motorsports, NHRA, Nike

Facility Notes

PHILADELPHIA: Comcast-Spectacor, owner and operator of the First Union Center and First Union Spectrum, announced yesterday that it has changed the names of its arenas to the Wachovia Center and Wacho

Tags: Basketball, Comcast-Spectacor, Facilities, Hockey, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins

ESPN To Debut "NFL Live"

"NFL Live," a new ESPN show that will air Tuesday-Saturday each week, will premiere Thursday on ESPN at 7:30pm ET with host Trey Wingo and two analysts. The show will air on ESPN Friday night at 7:30p

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Glazer, Dodgers In Agreement?

Buccaneers Owner Malcolm Glazer has "reached an agreement in principle to purchase" the Dodgers, according to sources of CBS SPORTSLINE's Scott Miller. The sources said that the sale price of $400-450

Tags: Baseball, Football, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Names In The News

FRANCHISE NEWS: Ravens Owner ART MODELL, beginning what is likely his final season as owner of the Ravens, will appear on the cover of the team's media guide for the first time. Modell: "I'm flattered

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