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11/22/04
Kasper To Join Cubs Booth

Marlins TV play-by-play voice Len Kasper has inked a multiyear deal to become the TV play-by-play voice of the Cubs. Kasper replaces Chip Caray in the Cubs booth and joins analyst Bob Brenly (Cubs). I

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres, Media, Walt Disney

11/22/04
Aegis Acquiring Velocity Sports

By Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, The Sports Business Daily Velocity Sports & Entertainment, the nation’s largest independent sports marketing agency, will soon no longer be able to make that claim. T

11/22/04
Busch Chases Down Nextel Cup

NBC earned a 5.6/11 overnight Nielsen rating for the season-ending NASCAR Nextel Cup Ford 400, up 47% from a 3.8/8 for last year’s race. Roush Racing’s Kurt Busch, who finished fifth, won the inaugura

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC

11/22/04
MLB Leaving Trail For Union

Amid some agents’ accusations of collusion among MLB teams, “any time a team requests ‘advice’ from MLB on how much to offer any free agent,” MLB’s Labor Relations Office “will have to dole out that a

Tags: Baseball, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

11/22/04
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“The line is drawn and my guess is it won’t happen again; certainly not by anyone who wants to be associated with our league.” — NBA Commissioner David Stern, on the suspensions assessed to playe

11/22/04
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11/22/04
Brawl Raises Societal Questions

The brawl involving Pacers and Pistons players, as well as fans at The Palace of Auburn Hills, has drawn commentary across the country about its implications for sports in America. REFLECTION OF SOCIE

Tags: Basketball, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, NBA, Sports in Society, Walt Disney

11/22/04
Facility Notes

In Miami, Cammy Clark reported there “are preliminary plans to expand” Homestead-Miami Speedway’s seating capacity from 70,000. HMS President Curtis Gray, whose track hosts the season-ending Nextel Cu

Tags: Basketball, Cablevision, Facilities, Football, Madison Square Garden, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, Sacramento Kings

11/22/04
Angelos Family To Buy Rosecroft

Orioles Owner Peter Angelos’ wife and son have agreed to pay $13M for Rosecroft Raceway, according to Mosk & Weil of the WASHINGTON POST. Angelos will “serve as an unpaid adviser to his family’s track

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Facilities, Horse Racing, MLB

11/22/04
Pacers Off-Limits After Brawl

Reporters “were not allowed into the Pacers’ locker room” after Friday night’s game against the Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills, which was called after the brawl between players and fans, and NB

Tags: Basketball, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, NBA, Media, Walt Disney

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