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Report: ESPN Will Reduce "Baseball Tonight" To Once Weekly Show

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

ESPN reportedly will “cut back its ‘Baseball Tonight’ studio show to a Sunday only affair” as part of the net’s widespread cuts that came down yesterday ( N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/26 ). The net also reportedly will “use some of MLB Network’s studio programming h...

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 The S.F. CHRONICLE’s Glenn Dickey writes, “The most positive effect of big money for athletes has been improved performances because athletes can train year-round. Some of their training regimens are remarkably strenuous, which is why Jerry Rice is still going st ...

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Closing Bell, June 5, 2003

The Daily Insider Afternoon News & Headlines Thursday, June 5, 2003 4:00pm ET Print The Closing Bell ...

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Toyota Speaks Out On BDR

While Dodge recently cut its official association with Bill Davis Racing's (BDR) Winston Cup team because the team is assisting Toyota with its foray into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series next year,

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The national media has swarmed around the Sammy Sosa corked-bat incident. From a two-hour special on ESPN, to the front-pages of several major newspapers, to national network news, to late-night talk

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The FINANCIAL TIMES' Matthew Garrahan reported bidding for the Football Association's (FA) next TV contract "closed last week [and] the total value of the highest bids is understood to have fallen by

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Executive Transactions

The NFL Network named FX Networks Senior VP/Business Operations & Finance ADAM SHAW as Senior VP/Distribution (NFL). Shaw will "establish and service carriage agreements with cable operators." He will

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Media Connect Partners Acquired

L.A. investment firm Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin announced yesterday the acquisition of L.A.-based consulting and investment firm Media Connect Partners, which was jointly founded in January by fo

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House Approves Agent Bill

U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon's (D-TN) Sports Agent and Responsibility Trust Act (SPARTA) was unanimously approved by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The bill aims to protect student-athletes and

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"It was filled with cork, also styrofoam and ground-up bits of rubber balls. It's the same way they make their hot dogs in Chicago." — CBS' David Letterman, on Sammy Sosa's bat ("Late Show," 6/4)

SBJ's Special Yankees Report

With the New York Yankees celebrating their 100th anniversary season, we'll look at how the team became a business powerhouse and one of the most storied franchises in all of sport. We'll also look ah

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