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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 17

Friday NFL Network will air " NFL Films Presents : Touchdown In Israel " tonight at 8:00pm ET. The show follows the journey of Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and 18 Pro Football HOFers to Israel. Saturday MSG Networks will roll out its fall programming lineup, including the return of "T...

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WSU President Disappointed By Pac-12 Nets' Revenue

Washington State President Kirk Schulz said the Pac-12 Networks is "not providing the sort of dollars the other schools in the SEC and Big Ten get from their conference networks," and the subject is a "concern of the Pac-12 presidents," according to Stefanie Loh of the SEATTLE TIMES. Schul ...

Tags: Media, Pac 12 Networks

49ers' Jed York Takes Different Stance On Protests

49ers CEO Jed York on Thursday emphasized that this week's NFL owners' meeting in N.Y. was meant to "focus on listening and learning rather than some sort of negotiation intended to get players to stand for the national anthem in exchange for something," according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. York s ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Dodgers' Front Office Lauded After NLCS Win

The Dodgers on Thursday night advanced to the World Series and while the money spent on the team's payroll "surely helped," the club "truly ascended into the realm of the elite" when they hired President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and GM Farhan Zaidi , according to Jared Diamond of th ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB

Pistons See Empty Seats Despite Announced Sellout

The Pistons "reported a sellout crowd" for their regular season home opener at Little Caesars Arena, but there were "plenty of empty seats throughout the game" at the team's new downtown home, according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. The announced attendance of the game was 20,491, but th ...

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Under Armour Unveils New Subscription Service

Under Armour is "getting into the subscription game with a new mailed offering" called the ArmourBox, in which consumers "receive a box and keep only what they want," according to Adrianne Pasquarelli of AD AGE. Consumers can "opt into the service, which does not include shipping fees, every 30 ...

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Rockets Lands Spot In Riot Games' NALCS

Game developer Riot Games has "finalized the 10 teams that will join a newly franchised North American League of Legends Championship Series" with the Rockets, according to sources cited by Jacob Wolf of ESPN.com. The Rockets "join two other NBA team affiliates to buy into the league." The Cavalier ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Names In The News

As part of the Patriots’ Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer campaign, 11 cancer survivors on Thursday were "treated to a day of pampering at Gillette Stadium, where they received manicures, massages, participated in relaxation yoga and met some star players." The survivors met with ...

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NFL Giving Away Super Bowl LII Tickets

The NFL is giving away 500 Super Bowl LII tickets and "surprising fans across the country with more tickets throughout the season in the first year of a new initiative," according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Super Bowl tickets will also be "given away in Minneapolis at th ...

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Chris Simms Being Candid As Notre Dame Analyst

On Long Island, Neil Best writes under the header, "Chris Simms Not Holding Back As NBC's Notre Dame Football Analyst." Simms was "surprised to be invited to join the Notre Dame coverage, given that most of his focus is on the NFL." He said, "At first I was like: ‘What? They want me to do ...

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DC United Playing Final Match At RFK Stadium

DC United will play their "final match at RFK Stadium" on Sunday against the Red Bulls after 22 seasons at the facility, according to Thomas Floyd of the WASHINGTON TIMES. United MF Nick DeLeon said, "We've got to go out with a bang. ... We have to close down this legendary stadium in the ...

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