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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 30 / 17

TNT's Charles Barkley and Jack Links Beef Jerky mascot Sasquatch are playing a game of H-O-R-S-E, but the net's Kevin Garnett has other plans.

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Facility Notes

In Boston, Michael Levenson in a front-page piece notes Lansdowne Street "will be closed to vehicle traffic during Red Sox games, under a plan designed by the Boston Police to deter the kind of truck attacks that have rocked European cities over the last year." Beginning with Monday's game against t ...

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04/28/17
Time Inc. Will Not Sell Assets

SI parent Time Inc. said this morning it is not selling company assets, rejecting various takeover offers, and instead will “continue to pursue its strategic plan” under President & CEO Rich Battista . Time Inc., like many legacy publishers, has been struggling in recent years with ...

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CAA Reps Nine NFL Draft First-Rounders

CAA Football for the second year in a row led all agencies with nine players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, including three of the top 10 picks. Athletes First and Lagardère Sports tied for the second most picks in the first round with four each. BC Sports' Bus Cook reps ...

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NBA, Discovery Education Launch Collaboration

The NBA and Discovery Education will launch their latest collaboration with “Careers That Count: A Virtual Field Trip With The NBA” to debut May 4. The virtual experience takes students to the league's N.Y. HQ and MSG while highlighting the relationship between math and careers in pro sp ...

04/28/17
UFC Headed To Edmonton's Rogers Place

UFC 216 will be held in Edmonton on Sept. 9, the "one-year anniversary of the opening of Rogers Place." Edmonton "becomes the 10th Canadian city to host a UFC card." This will mark the UFC’s "second Canadian event this year, following a successful return to Halifax in February." The card ...

04/28/17
Crowd Of 70,000 Attends NFL Draft

There were “70,000-plus” fans last night at NFL Draft in Philadelphia, lending an "absolutely electric atmosphere" to the first round. ESPN’s Trey Wingo said, “What a scene in Philadelphia, what a night it has been it has been so far.” As the Eagles' No. 14 draft ...

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Today's Events....

Chicagoland Speedway will make a 2:00pm CT announcement regarding its Sept. 14-17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend.  The Cubs and Red Sox during their series this weekend will team up for a pair of charity events. The Red Sox Foundation will join with Theo and Paul Epstein 's Founda ...

04/28/17
In Other News....

NBCU's revenue was up 14.7% to nearly $7.9B in the January-through-March quarter "compared with the same period a year ago." Standout performers "included the company’s Universal Filmed Entertainment unit and its Universal Studios theme parks." Television "improved its financial picture." Reve ...

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SeatGeek Signs With Minnesota United

Minnesota United have signed a multiyear partnership with SeatGeek that will see the N.Y.-based ticket platform become the team’s marketplace provider for secondary tickets beginning this season and its primary ticketer beginning in ’19. The deal, very similar in timing and structure to ...

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Names In The News

Papa John's Founder & CEO JOHN SCHNATTER has "resigned from the Athletic Association board" for the Univ. of Louisville. Schnatter is still a "member of the overall university board of trustees." At a recent BOT meeting, Schnatter called Louisville AD TOM JURICH  "'invisible,' apparent ...

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