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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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Executive Transactions

EPL club Fulham FC named Jaguars Senior VP/Football Technology & Analytics  TONY KHAN Vice Chair & Dir of Football Operations. Khan said that his role with the Jaguars "won't change but he will be 'working remotely a bit more,' from London." Khan is the son of Jaguars and Fulham FC Own ...

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02/24/17
Speed Reads....

There are "indications" that Jay Onrait 's return to TSN "could be unveiled" as soon as today. He and Dan O'Toole 's contracts at FS1 will not be renewed,  and "talk swirled on social media" last night that TSN would bring Onrait back ( GLOBE & MAIL, 2/24 ). Univ. of Arizona interim ...

02/24/17
Quick Hits....

"These are proven baseball players who can help a team win games, and yet they're not employed. I honestly think it's a flaw in the system" – Phillies LF Michael Saunders , on many veteran players being left off rosters as teams gravitate toward younger talent ( USA TODAY, 2/24 ). "If th ...

02/24/17
Orlando City Holding Stadium Ribbon Cutting

Orlando City SC today will hold a ribbon cutting for its new facility, "followed by fan tours of the new stadium" tomorrow from 9:00am-1:00pm ET. The club also will "unveil renditions of the planned Paramore History wall, a tribute to the community surrounding the venue." Today's event is expected t ...

02/24/17
Tweet Pic Of The Day....

Second round play at @hondalpgath has been called due to unplayable course conditions. Round two will resume tomorrow at 7 am pic.twitter.com/3HcgYS1DD0 — LPGA (@LPGA) February 24, 2017

02/24/17
Friday 9:00am ET....Today's News....Pistons All In On Detroit

Pistons Moving HQ, Practice Facility To Downtown Detroit Site Report Due Today On Pimlico's Future As Viable Preakness Host Can-Am Duels Draw Crow ...

02/24/17
Hamlin Signs Extension With JGR, FedEx

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin on Thursday signed an extension with Joe Gibbs Racing that also includes a "new deal for longtime sponsor FedEx," according to Jenna Fryer of the AP. FedEx has been with JGR since '05, and is the "only primary sponsor Hamlin has had at NASCAR's top level." Hamlin ...

Tags: NASCAR Season Preview, FedEx

02/24/17
Twitter Me This....

I'd argue Bryce Harper is the only active baseball player who transcends the sport and matters in American pop culture. It's evident here. https://t.co/1Ht4n5laKR — Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) February 24, 2017 @MMcCarthyREV I wish you wouldn't push this narrative further ...

02/24/17
Baseball HOF Tour Returning For Second Season

The Baseball HOF Tour will return for a second season of its traveling, technology-driven exhibits, beginning March 11-26 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Spring Training home of the D-backs and Rockies. The new version of the tour, again entitled “We Are Basebal ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

02/24/17
Canucks Owners Interested In CFL B.C. Lions

The Aquilini family, which owns the Canucks, is "interested in buying" the CFL B.C. Lions, according to Ed Willes of the Vancouver PROVINCE. The Aquilinis "look at the model provided by the Calgary Stampeders and their majority owners, the NHL’s Flames, and believe they can turn the Lions into ...

Tags: Vancouver Canucks, CFL, Franchises

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