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ESPN To Renew Deal To Televise Pro Football HOF EnshrinementPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14
ESPN this week is expected to announce that it "has signed a new seven-year deal to televise" the Pro Football HOF's annual induction ceremony through '20, "the league’s 100th anniversary season." ESPN Senior VP/Programming Acquisitions Burke Magnus said that the net is "paying the hall...
KGO-AM "fended off a sizable bid" from KFRC-AM yesterday and signed a new radio rights deal with the 49ers, retaining the team''s rights which it has held for the past 11 years, reports Susan Slusser
Fanzz, the licensed product chain owned by the Jazz, added four stores in NM to bring its store count to 26 (SGB, 2/25 issue)....A second Brett Favre Steakhouse is being proposed for Green Bay (MILWAU
Citing the "issue of fairness," arbitrator John Feerick yesterday reduced Latrell Sprewell''s one-year ban from the NBA by five months and reinstated his contract with the Warriors, according to Greg
WHO WOULDA THUNK IT? In N.Y., gossip columnist Neal Travis writes that CBA Commissioner Steve Patterson''s name "is now cropping up" in discussions about the MLB Commissioner job (N.Y. POST, 3/5)....T
Edmonton''s local business group trying to buy the Oilers are "perhaps 24 hours away from reaching the minimum cash stockpile needed to keep the team," according to Bernard Pilon of the EDMONTON SUN.
USC will host the ''98 Pigskin Classic, featuring USC against Purdue at the L.A. Coliseum. The game will be aired August 30 on ABC (NACDA)....ESPN''s "Baseball Tonight" will kick off its ninth season
The NFL Oilers have "hammered out a tentative agreement with" Vanderbilt Univ. to play its ''98 home schedule at the school, according to John Glennon of the Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL. Glennon wrote t
The financial impact of this weekend''s inaugural Big Ten conference basketball tournament, which begins today at the United Center, was examined by Greg Couch of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Big Ten Commis
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WOMEN''S WORLD CUP: The ''99 Women''s World Cup Organizing Committee named four of its seven venue directors: SUSAN MARENOFF, formerly VP/Sales & Client Services at MSG, will run Giants Stadium; TIM L
GE Chair JACK WELCH, NBC President BOB WRIGHT, "Today" co-host MATT LAUER and GREG NORMAN played a round of golf together in Hobe Sound, FL. While Lauer and Wright''s scores are unknown, Norman shot a