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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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Fans for The Cure Founder & CEO  ED RANDALL on Thursday night held the organization's 2nd Annual All-Star Celebration Dinner, which emphasized "testing early for prostate cancer." D-backs coach RON GARDENHIRE last week was diagnosed with prostrate cancer, becoming the "latest ...

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02/24/17
DIS Concessionaire Planning Special Food Promos

Concessionaire Americrown during this weekend's NASCAR races at Daytona Int'l Speedway is planning to debut the first promos around the new race segments being implemented, which will insert set breaks in the race action. “Unlike any other sport, we don’t know when to cook and have ...

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02/24/17
CAA World Congress of Sports Lineup Announced

Check out the agenda and speaker lineup for the CAA World Congress of Sports. The two biggest days in sports business begins on April 19 in Dana Point, Calif. Go to www.WorldCongressOfSports.com .

Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/23/17
Quick Hits....

"He’s got to go out there and show the Monster bag. He’s going to show the TaylorMade driver, he’s going to get on TV, he’s got the Nike clothes, he’s got to keep that stuff relevant. But the bottom line is he knows he can’t beat anybody” – Golfer Pat ...

02/23/17
DiBella's Group Buying Double-A Biscuits

The Double-A Southern League Montgomery Biscuits "will be sold to a new ownership group" headed up by boxing promoter Lou DiBella . The sale, announced today by current Biscuits Owner Sherrie Meyers and city officials, is private, so the "amount the team is being sold for has not been released." ...

02/23/17
Speed Reads....

Minnesota Gov.  Mark Dayton  appointed state Supreme Court Justice  Kathleen Blatz  interim Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/23 ). The ECHL Alaska Aces will "cease operations after 14 seasons" in the league. The team said that the decis ...

02/23/17
Warriors Rolling Out New Humorous Spots

The Warriors tonight will break a new set of TV spots on CSN Bay Area as part of an effort dubbed, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.” The ads continue to play on a “Strength In Numbers” campaign started during the '16 postseason. While tonight’s game against the Clip ...

02/23/17
Daily Digit....

$80M  – The amount Sumitomo and JPMorgan Chase lent to the owners of Orlando City SC late last year to build the team's new stadium, according to sources ( SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 2/20 issue ).

02/23/17
WNBA President Responds To Wiggins' Comments

WNBA President Lisa Borders said that she "was 'stunned and disappointed' to read that former star  Candice Wiggins found her experience in the league 'toxic.'" Borders in a statement said, "It concerns me if any of our players do not have a positive experience and I hope that anyone who f ...

02/23/17
Throwback Thursday: Meet The New Boss

Six years ago this week, the Sabres introduced new Owner Terry Pegula  in a press conference at HSBC Arena, during which he promised that he would spare no expense to bring the organization its first Stanley Cup. This, along with his tear ...

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