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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 16

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael writes it is " hard to be a boxing fan right now. " Rafael: "Too many fights we all want to see do not get made." Even when they sometimes get put together, it is "often torturous getting there," as it was with the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao  fight. Additionally, e...

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American Skiing To Sell Resort

American Skiing Co. signed a deal late yesterday to sell Steamboat ski area to VT-based Okemo Mountain Inc. for an estimated $90M, according to Gil Rudawsky of the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. Steamboat and O

Tags: Finance

Big Game In The Big Easy

Fox'' Super Bowl Takes Center Stage What else but the NFL''s crown jewel could possibly take center stage today? From the marketing arena, BLOOMBERG NEWS reports Fox finally unloaded the last of its a

Charlotte Seeks Arena Funds

The city of Charlotte "might consider using money from the sale of assets to fill a funding gap" for a new downtown arena, according to sources cited by Rick Bonnell of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The gap

Tags: Bank of America, Basketball, Franchises, NASCAR, New Orleans Pelicans, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Marketplace Round-Up

Publicis'' Fallon Worldwide, London has been named the agency of record for Pentland Group''s Speedo swimwear brand, which was previously handled in-house. Billings are estimated at $5.6[M] (ADAGE, 1/

Tags: Basketball, Golf, NBA, NBDL, PGA Tour, WNBA

Kmart NASCAR Deal Alive?

Is Kmart Racing Sponsorship Still An Option? Kmart, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, announced that it is suspending its NASCAR Winston Cup sponsorships for the ''02 season.

Tags: Formula One, General Motors, IndyCar, Motorsports, NASCAR

Final Nielsen Weekend Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Basketball: (regional) 1/26 ABC 1:00-3:00pm 1.3/4 Golf: Senior Skins Game 1/26 ABC 3:0

Tags: ABC, Basketball, Cablevision, Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Football, Golf, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New York Knicks, NFL, Orlando Magic, PGA Tour, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Media, Sprint, LA Rams, Turner Sports, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney, Washington Wizards

MLB Rangers '02 Promotions

The MLB Rangers recently announced their ''02 promotions, which will have over 15 player-related promotions as well as nine different giveaway items for youngsters.  The following chart lists the team

Tags: Baseball, Texas Rangers

MLS Fire Expects To Lose Fans

With the MLS Fire playing its home games in Naperville, IL, this season, team "stands to lose some fans from [Chicago] who aren''t thrilled about driving or taking the train" to Naperville, according

Tags: AEG, Chicago Fire, Facilities, Soccer

Notes From New Orleans

Pickett Advertising, S.F. Exec Creative Dir Bob Dorfman offers his Super Bowl XXXVI "Sports Marketers'' Scouting Report," which discusses the marketability of Rams and Patriots players and coaches. Do

Tags: Football, New England Patriots, NFL, Reebok, LA Rams, Washington Redskins

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