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Mayweather Talks McGregor Fight, Big Payday On ABC's "Kimmel"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 16 / 17

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel noting Mayweather retired with a “perfect record of 49-0, his only loss came on ‘Dancing With The Stars.’” Kimmel said he “returns to the ring” to fi...

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Facility Notes

In N.Y., John Crudele reports Nets bidder Bruce Ratner will not seek to use Liberty Bonds, federal funds available to rebuild parts of N.Y., to help build a Brooklyn arena. Ratner: "I don't think a sp

Tags: Basketball, Cablevision, Facilities, Hockey, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, Ottawa Senators

NBA Doubleheader Up 3%

ABC averaged a 3.6/8 final Nielsen rating for its Christmas Day NBA doubleheader featuring Mavericks-Kings and Rockets-Lakers, up 3% from last year's 3.5/8 doubleheader average for Celtics-Nets and Ki

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Tread Lightly (#14) NYSE suspends Footstar's trading, threatens delisting on failure to file SEC statement. Holding Court? (#5) TV execs, observers take issue with NBA withholding attractive games fro

Art Modell Preparing Ravens Sale

Ravens Majority Owner ART MODELL this offseason will sell his 51% stake in the team to Minority Owner STEVE BISCIOTTI for $325M as part of a deal that began in '00, when Bisciotti bought 49% of the Ra

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Football, New York Giants, NFL, People and Pop Culture

Coyotes Open Glendale Arena

A standing-room-only crowd of 19,052 attended Saturday night's grand opening of 17,799-seat Glendale Arena featuring Predators-Coyotes, and "everything came off without a hitch," according to Bob McMa

Tags: Facilities, Hockey, Nashville Predators, NHL, Arizona Coyotes

DCSEC Extends Baseball Efforts

Fred Malek's Washington Baseball Club (WBC) extended for one-year its exclusivity deal with the DC Sports & Entertainment Commission, "keeping WBC as the city's preferred baseball ownership group," ac

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, MLB

League Notes

NHL: In Ottawa, Bruce Garrioch wrote NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "is bound and determined to get" a US$31M salary cap in the next CBA. But "word among some of the people who make the day-to-day deci

Tags: FIFA, Hockey, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Soccer

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Monday, December 29, 2003 Similarities between Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps border on the uncanny. Poll shows that Wisconsinites love football. ...

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Angels, Edison Revising Pact

The Angels and Edison Int'l are "in the concluding stages of negotiations to modify" the company's 20-year, $60M naming-rights deal at the team's ballpark, according to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES.

Tags: LA Angels, Baseball, Facilities, Walt Disney

Houston Super Bowl Update

The Houston City Council, by a 9-5 vote, "approved a $475,000 sponsorship with the Houston Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee but only after trimming the price tag by $25,000," according to Matt Schwar

Tags: Baseball, CBS, Events and Attractions, Football, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Viacom

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