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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Saturday Boxing HOFer  Evander Holyfield and featherweight champion Abner Mares will serve as analysts on the Fox network telecast of the Premier Boxing Champions bout headlined by  Deontay Wilder - Gerald Washington . The fight is at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

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Mariners On FSN & UPN

Seattle''s KSTW-UPN has signed an exclusive two-year joint partnership with FSN Northwest to broadcast 33 regular season Mariners Games and two spring training games. FSN Northwest will air 111 Marine

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Olympic TV Rights Discussions

Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and Turner Sports met separately Monday and yesterday with members of the IOC for what the IOC called "a fact-finding mission" regarding TV rights to the

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World Congress Of Sports

Leslie Moonves, President & CEO of CBS, and Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, will be delivering keynote addresses at the second annual World Congress of Sports, presented by Street &

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Wheels & Deals

Harrah''s Entertainment officially announced yesterday that the company will move its primary sponsorship of A.J. Foyt Racing from the Busch Series to the Winston Cup Series this season. Larry Foyt, w

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Media Notes

King Ready To Go On His Own TKO? USA TODAY''s Dan Rafael writes that with TV dates "at such a premium, an explosion of [PPV] offerings is imminent," as boxing promoters Bob Arum, Don King and Lou DiBe

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NFL Extends Hand To U.K.

The NFL is launching this week a US$1.6M campaign promoting the first free live Super Bowl telecast in the U.K. since ''98, according to Erin White of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who reports the effort "

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Media Monitor

NATIONAL TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with the Bengals naming Marvin Lewis head coach, followed by Pittsburgh-West Virginia NCAA men''s basketba

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Las Vegas Mayor Threatens NFL

As the NFL is refusing to run an ad for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) on ABC''s Super Bowl telecast, a "visibly angry" Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman "asked the convention autho

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Bengals Name Marvin Lewis

The Bengals yesterday named Redskins defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis as their head coach under a five-year contract, and in Cincinnati, Mark Curnutte writes Lewis becomes "the first African-America

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Franchise Notes

NBA: SI''s Marty Burns offered his list of the five best and worst owners in the NBA "in terms of financial commitment and overall management." The best is the Mavericks'' Mark Cuban, followed by the

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