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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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Tags: Baseball, Football, Franchises, MLB, Washington Redskins

Mud Hens Get More For Ads

The TOLEDO BLADE''s Mary-Beth McLaughlin reported on advertising at the Triple-A Int''l League Toledo Mud Hens'' new ballpark, Fifth Third Field. OH-based Oliver House "has spent more than $40,000 thi

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Executive Transactions

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Tags: Baseball, Colleges, Football, Kansas City Royals, New York Giants, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Wilson Sporting Goods

Facility Notes

In Nashville, Larry Woody reports that TRAC and Dover Motorsports execs met recently "to discuss the possibility of holding some races" at Nashville Superspeedway next year, but TRAC was "turned down.

Tags: Colleges, Facilities, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Motorsports

Golf Media Notes

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club has extended its U.S. TV contract with ABC through ''08, according to Alistair Tait of GOLFWEEK. In addition to the British Open, the deal "stipulates that ABC also will

Tags: ABC, CBS, Golf, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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MCT Looks To Be Ousted

People "can say goodbye to the proposed Major Champions Tour [MCT], an idea that lasted only a couple of months, but isn''t going to make it off the drawing board in 2003 because not enough players si

Tags: Golf, Harris Interactive, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour


The NTRA, Triple Crown Productions and ESPN have reached a deal to renew multiple horse racing series and special event programming through ''08. The deal extends ESPN''s two live racing series on ESP

Tags: ESPN, Horse Racing, Media, Walt Disney

Gatorade To End NASCAR Ties

PepsiCo''s Gatorade, a NASCAR sponsor since ''84, announced yesterday that it will not renew its official sponsorship of the stock-car racing series when its deal expires after this season. Instead, t

Tags: Coca-Cola, Motorsports, NASCAR, PepsiCo, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

NCAA OKs More Bowl Games

Pac Bell Park will host a college football bowl game on December 31, the "same day as — and competing for corporate sponsorship dollars with" — San Jose''s Silicon Valley Football Classic, w

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, NCAA, San Francisco Giants, Walt Disney

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