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04 / 22 / 14

MLB Network today announced that Red Sox P  Ryan Dempster , who is not playing this season, will appear as an on-air analyst ( MLB Network ). NBC Sports Group announced that former figure skaters  Johnny Weir  and  Tara Lipinski  will take part in coverage of this year's ...

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Still Set To Lose Money

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will hold its fourth edition this August, and event Founder & Owner Rick Schaden hopes that he will "lose only" $2M on this year's race, according to Jason Blevins of the DENVER POST. That would mean the event has lost more than $20M in four years, but it is "on tra ...

Tags: Cycling, Events and Attractions

Orlando City To Play '15 Season In Citrus Bowl

Incoming MLS expansion club Orlando City SC announced that it will play its entire inaugural season of '15 "in the renovated Citrus Bowl," while opening the '16 season in a new soccer-specific stadium, according to Tenorio & Schlueb of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The club cited "delays in th ...

Tags: MLS, Facilities

NBA Fines Ujiri $25,000 For Comments

The NBA will fine Raptors President of Basketball Operations & GM Masai Ujiri $25,000 for saying “' F--- Brooklyn ' at the end of his speech to several thousand fans at a pep rally outside Air Canada Centre" before Saturday's first-round playoff game against the Nets, according to Bontemps ...

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Toronto Raptors

Pistons Moving Radio Broadcasts To FM

Live radio broadcasts of Pistons games will move to WMGC-FM beginning in '15, marking the station's "first foray into Detroit's pro sports" and breaking WXYT-FM's "monopoly" in the market, according to Steve Schrader of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. WXYT is the home of the Lions, Red Wings and Tigers, "wh ...

Tags: Media, Detroit Pistons

Danica Signs Deal With Can-Am

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has "signed on with the three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder motorcycle, and debuts this week in a tongue-in-cheek online campaign that features her as the go-to gal whom celebrities call when seeking instant-escape from paparazzi," according to Bruce Horovitz of USA TODAY. Patri ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

Sochi Games Provide Q1 Jolt For NBCUniversal

The Sochi Games "boosted TV ratings, revenue and profit" at NBCUniversal, while parent company Comcast "reported its second quarterly video subscriber increase in a row," according to Georg Szalai of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. NBCU "aired the Winter Games on its broadcast and cable networks in the late ...

Tags: NBC, Finance, Comcast Corp.

NBA Kings Arena Price Tag Increases

The price tag for the new NBA Kings arena set to open in '16 "just went up, and the team’s development deal with the city has undergone significant changes," according to a front-page piece by Kasler & Lillis of the SACRAMENTO BEE. Terms released by the city yesterday "shows its planned co ...

Tags: Facilities, Sacramento Kings, NBA

CDI Faces Scrutiny Over Fair Grounds

The Louisiana State Racing Commission today is slated to address Churchill Downs Inc.'s "10-year license approval to own and operate the Fair Grounds and its off-track betting parlors." CDI's original license was "unanimously approved by the Commission" in '04. But the Commission and the state' ...

Jim Crane Hopes For Quick CSN Houston Resolution

Astros Owner Jim Crane hopes that Comcast SportsNet Houston’s bankruptcy proceedings could "move fast enough for a resolution to be reached in a month’s time," according to Evan Drellich of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Officials with the Rockets, Comcast and Astros have "participated in media ...

Tags: Media, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Time Warner Cable, Comcast Corp.

Arkansas Unveils New Secondary Logo

The Univ. of Arkansas, "one of three schools -- along with Florida State and Illinois -- selected to participate" in Nike’s Graphic Identity Group this year, last night "unveiled its latest look -- one complete with a new secondary Razorback logo," according to Robbie Neiswanger of the ARK ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Nike, SEC

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