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USA Volleyball CEO Touts Adidas Deal's Scope, Activation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 17

USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis said the organization's partnership with Adidas is the “biggest deal we’ve ever done in the history of volleyball.” Davis said of Adidas, “What they’re bringing to it is activation. They’re doing more than just giving us money an...

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Yankees Paying $48M In Sharing

The Yankees will pay $11.8M in luxury tax and $48.8M in revenue sharing for the '03 season, according to Hal Bodley of USA TODAY. Under terms of the new CBA, revenue sharing percentages increased from

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"MNF" Finishes Ahead Of '02

ABC's "MNF" averaged an 11.5/19 Nielsen rating for its 17 telecasts this season, up 1% over last year's 11.4/19 and marking the first time since '94 that "MNF" ratings increased over the previous year

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Football, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Viacom, Walt Disney

TWC, Cablevision Continue Talks

Time Warner Cable and Cablevision — "just five days before the blackout would have started" — agreed Friday to extend a December 31 expiration date on carriage deals for Cablevision's MSG an

Tags: Basketball, Cablevision, Hockey, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Media

Executive Transactions

FRANCHISES: The Knicks named ISIAH THOMAS as President of Basketball Operations, replacing President & GM SCOTT LAYDEN, who was relieved of all his duties. Also, MSG Sports Team Operations President S

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Tri ...

A troika of ballparks leads the news after our holiday break. Today, the L.A. TIMES reports that with the Angels and Edison Int'l renegotiating their naming-rights deal, the team's home may take on a

Media Notes

CHANGING LANDSCAPE: As expected, the FCC "conditionally approved" News Corp.'s $6.6B acquisition of controlling interest in Hughes Electronics and its DirecTV subsidiary from GM. Under terms of the ap

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Ratner Ups Nets Bid To $300M

Brooklyn-based Nets bidder Bruce Ratner has increased his offer to nearly $300M, up from $275M, according to sources cited by John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD, who noted that the competing bid of $26

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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

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Colts Merchandise Sales Rising

Colts merchandise sales "are up 26[%] since April on NFLShop.com," bettering the 18% overall increase for all NFL teams, according to J.K. Wall of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. While the Colts "traditionally

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WNBA Cleveland Rockers Fold

The WNBA announced the folding of the Cleveland Rockers franchise. The league will hold a dispersal draft of Rockers' players on January 6. The Cavaliers/Gund Arena Co. announced on September 19 that

Tags: Basketball, Connecticut Sun, Franchises, WNBA

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