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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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Facility Notes

At public forum last night in DC to discuss the Washington Baseball Club''s and DC Sports & Entertainment Commission''s pursuit of an MLB team, which drew "more than 60 people," DC Mayor Anthony Willi

Tags: Baseball, CFL, Facilities, Football, Horse Racing, MLB

Media Notes

BECK WORM: Manchester United captain David Beckham has signed a "multi-million pound deal to publish his ''first real autobiography.''" It will be published by HarperCollins in autumn ''03 (ANANOVA.co

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, HBO, Hockey, Manchester United, NFL, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Soccer, Media, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

China Eyes Zhizhi For Team

Mavs Sever Ties With Zhizhi After unsuccessfully trying to contact Mavericks C Wang Zhizhi concerning his potential involvement with China''s World Championships team, Chinese Basketball Association (

Tags: Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Franchises

Nike Embraces W&K's Outreach

While Wieden & Kennedy (W&K) is "one of the most creative [ad agencies] in the business," the agency is "trying to expand its creative reach beyond conventional commercials," according to Warren Berge

Tags: Nike, Soccer, Wieden Kennedy

Executive Transactions

NBA: The NBA named BERNARD TOLBERT as VP/Security, succeeding HORACE BALMER, who retired after 18 years. Tolbert spent 20 years with the FBI and once headed the bureau''s Buffalo office (BUFFALO BUSIN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, People and Pop Culture, Washington Redskins

League Notes

If MLB stages a postseason, ticket prices "will remain unchanged for the first time" since ''97. The price of most World Series box seats will remain at $175 per game. Lesser box seats will remain at

Tags: Baseball, Golf, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

Senior Tour Returns To ESPN

Pairing the Senior PGA Tour "to a core demographic of high-income viewers" on CNBC and Pax TV "is now an acknowledged failure with the news that ESPN is reuniting" with the tour in ''03, as ESPN/ESPN2

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Golf, PGA Tour, Media, Walt Disney

ConAgra To Title Skins Games

NE-based ConAgra Foods and ESPN Regional TV announced a three-year agreement beginning in ''02 for ConAgra to title sponsor the Skins Game, Senior Skins Game and LPGA Skins Game. The ConAgra Foods Ski

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Golf, LPGA, PBA, Toyota, Walt Disney

Turnstile Tracker: MLL

Today: Final ''02 MLL attendance compared to last year. ———— ''02 ———— —— ''01 —— TEAM GAMES TOTAL AVG. CAP. TOTAL AVG. % +/- Rochester Ratt

Tags: Major League Lacrosse

X Games To Partner With AOL

ESPN and AOL "will trade content for high-speed access to coverage" of ESPN''s X Games, which took place August 15-19 in Philadelphia, according to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ESPN will provide AOL member

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

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