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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to meet in Glendale for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, SportsBusiness Daily 's and SportsBusiness Journal 's annual Super Bowl pick 'em contest is open. Test your prognostication skills against those of your fellow subscribers. Those who best predict the game'...

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12/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PRINCE NASEEM HAMED was profiled on CBS''s "48 Hours" as "one of boxing''s biggest draws." GEORGE FOREMAN thinks Hamed "is what boxing''s been needing since MUHAMMAD ALI. He''s a show, he''s an event,

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Callaway Golf, CBS, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

12/11/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 164: PLAYERS GAME NOW A CHARITY CASE

Facing "bad publicity and long odds of selling the event," organizers of "The Game on Showtime" have decided to give all of the event''s proceeds to charity, instead of splitting the proceeds with "ne

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Showtime, Sports Illustrated, Ticketmaster, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/11/98
EIGHT COMPANIES INTERESTED IN WESTERN OPEN TITLE SPONSORSHIP

Western Golf Association Tournament Dir Greg McLaughlin said that eight companies are "considering succeeding Motorola" in 2000 as title sponsor of the PGA Tour''s Western Open in IL, according to Tim

Tags: Motorola, PGA Tour, Sprint

12/11/98
STRONACH EXPANDS SPORTS EMPIRE WITH EUROPEAN CHANNEL

Magna Int''l (MI) Chair Frank Stronach "is setting up a sports and gambling television channel in Europe," according to Keenan & MacDonald of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. MI Developments, the company to

Tags: Magna Int'l, Media

12/11/98
SINDEN BEMOANS CURRENT CBA STRUCTURE; NO 2002 PRIMETIME?

Bruins President & GM Harry Sinden "laughed ruefully" when asked if the NHL has learned anything from the NBA lockout and said that teams are currently "operating on a basis" of giving 72% of revenues

Tags: Boston Bruins, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Wild, NBA, NBC, NHL, Walt Disney

12/11/98
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: NAILING DOWN THE SPORT FAN

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll asked over 9,000 people what level sports fan they were. The survey was conducted from January to October ''98 (ESPN Chilton Sports Poll): U.S. POP. MALE FEMALE Non-Fan 13.3%

Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

12/11/98
IRL SECURES ADDED INVESTMENT FROM TRANSWORLD DIVERSIFIED

FL-based TransWorld Diversified Services has agreed to a multiyear partnership with the Pep Boys IRL circuit. The deal includes title sponsorship of the circuit''s January 24 season-opening event in O

Tags: IndyCar

12/11/98
MEDIA NOTES

CABLEVISION''s R. Thomas Umstead reports that with NBA games lost to the lockout, networks may "soon have to start compensating advertisers" scheduled to appear during NBA telecasts. Although college

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MLS named JOHN LANE Dir of Broadcast Sales. Lane comes from CBS Cable, where he was a Senior Sales Planner (MLS). ....ESPN promoted VP/Affiliate Sales & Marketing SEAN BRATCHES to Senior VP/Affiliate

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLS, NCAA, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/11/98
FROM THE TRACK: NTRA LOOKS TO BOOST FOX SERIES WITH PAYOUT

NTRA Commissioner Tim Smith will announce a "lucrative bonus plan" where a horse could earn $8M by "sweeping the five so-called ''Super'' races" in the NTRA Champions on Fox series in ''99. Smith: "Th

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NTRA

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