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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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NFL Files Stay On Draft Ruling

The NFL yesterday filed a stay in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking to put on hold the court's decision overturning the NFL's age eligibility rule, according to Sp

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02/11/04
Max Kellerman Out At ESPN

ESPN's "Around the Horn" host and boxing analyst Max Kellerman and ESPN "have parted ways," according to USA TODAY's Rudy Martzke. ESPN VP/Domestic Network Communications Mike Soltys indicated that th

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02/11/04
Dodgers' TV Deal w/ News Corp

Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt yesterday confirmed that a six-year, $118M local TV deal with News Corp. "could help cut in half the Dodgers' estimated $40[M] in yearly losses" (see THE DAILY, 1/30), boos

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB

02/11/04
Pens Task Force To Be Named

Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy and Allegheny County (PA) CEO Dan Onorato "plan to form a task force to explore ways to find private funding" for a new Penguins arena and possibly "recruit investors to he

Tags: Facilities, Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins

02/10/04
Royals Unveil '04 Coverage

Royals Sports Television Network (RSTN) will feature 114 Royals games in '04, 100 of them on cable and satellite and another 14 games, including the April 5 home opener against the White Sox, on KMCI-

Tags: Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Media

02/10/04
Satellite, Cablers Raising Rates

USA TODAY's Michael McCarthy reports on rate increases planned by cable and satellite providers and writes DirecTV plans to "boost average rates by more than 3% starting March 1." DirecTV Exec VP/Sale

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, DirecTV, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

02/10/04
Top-Flite Unveils New Strategy

Top-Flite Golf, which markets its namesake brand and Ben Hogan brand, "will take a two-pronged, $19[M] approach to marketing in 2004, with Top-Flite balls getting the bulk of funding to support a retu

Tags: Callaway Golf, Golf, Sports Illustrated

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NFL Cards Focus On Positives

The NFL Cardinals, who again ranked last in attendance in '03, have launched "their earliest ever advertising campaign, centered on" coach Dennis Green, WR Anquan Boldin and the team's new stadium ope

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Executive Transactions

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Tags: FIFA, MasterCard, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

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