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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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"To me it's still turf; and it's like having an ugly girlfriend. You can put make-up on her and dress her up real nice and fix her hair, but the bottom line is she's still ugly." — Patriots G Mik

Walker Resigns From CART BOD

CART team Owner Derrick Walker has resigned from the CART BOD after five years, but he said that the move "had nothing to do with CART's reluctance to take Monday's initial offer to purchase the serie

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports

Turnstile Tracker: MLS

Today: MLS attendance through August 18 compared to last year's final regular-season average for each team. ———————-'03——————— '02

Tags: AEG, Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, Home Depot, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS, New England Revolution, Soccer

Colts Struggling At The Gate

Friday's Seahawks-Colts preseason game drew a crowd of 26,741, a record-low for an NFL game at the 56,000-seat RCA Dome, and in Indianapolis, Bob Kravitz writes that while Colts President Bill Polian

Tags: Football, Franchises, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

Lambeau Field Naming Rights

Green Bay City Attorney Tim Kelley said yesterday that a naming rights deal at Lambeau Field "will not include signage around the stadium, tickets to games or the ability to associate the buyer's name

Tags: Facilities, Football, Green Bay Packers, NFL

John Deere Classic Perks

GOLF WORLD’s Geoff Russell reports that PGA Tour John Deere Classic Tournament Dir Clair Peterson “may not have come up with the best perk – just the most unique.  As part of a barbeque for players and their families Tuesday night of tournament week, Peterson has arranged to make [Joh ...

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League Notes

HBO's "Real Sports" last night profiled 13-year old golfer Michelle Wie. Bryant Gumbel asked LPGA Tour Commissioner Ty Votaw, "The common thinking is she could do for your tour what Tiger (Woods) did

Tags: Basketball, Cablevision, Golf, HBO, Hockey, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, Madison Square Garden, Motorsports, New York Liberty, NHL, PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Lightning, WNBA

Fan Promotion Delivery Agent

TMC GROUP USA — America's best high velocity, high volume interactive fan promotion delivery agent. On-time, on-budget and on-target program after program. We collect fan votes, consumer research

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Media Monitor

NATIONAL TV MONITOR: Last night's 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led with A's-Red Sox, followed by Royals-Yankees, and Angels-White Sox. The first non-MLB report, at 10:20 into

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Media Notes

While CBS "made the decision months ago to switch" the broadcast time of Saturday's USTA Pilot Pen final to 12:00pm ET "so they could show golf at 2:30, ... no one told officials at the Pilot Pen." To

Tags: ABC, Boxing, CBS, Colleges, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, NHL, PGA Tour, Media, USTA, Viacom, Walt Disney

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