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Cincinnati Police Not Changing All-Star Plans After Unrest

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 06 / 15

The Cincinnati Police Department "was confident in its response" to Saturday night's downtown unrest "but continued to self-evaluate" ahead of MLB All-Star festivities. About 3,000 people were gathered in and around Fountain Square for a concert as "fireworks and the Reds game came to a close." Port...

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NHL Rangers' Sather Passes GM Torch To Gorton

NHL Rangers President & GM Glen Sather on Wednesday said that he was "relinquishing his role" as GM in favor of Assistant GM Jeff Gorton, but that he will "remain team president," according to Allan Kreda of the N.Y. TIMES. Sather, who has "been at the helm of the Rangers" since '00, won fi ...

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Top Rank Files Suit Against Al Haymon

Top Rank on Wednesday "announced a legal fistfight to test" boxing manager Al Haymon’s "Premier Boxing Champions" operation, according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. TIMES. Top Rank attorneys are seeking more than $100M in damages and an "injunction to stop Haymon’s 'predatory practices' i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Female Audience Strong For World Cup

Fox finished with 8.4 million viewers for the U.S.-Germany FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal game Tuesday night, marking the third-best audience on record for a women’s soccer match on U.S. TV. The game also ranks as the third-best World Cup semifinal audience on record -- men or women -- ...

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Tennessee Unveils New Nike Uniforms

The Univ. of Tennessee on Wednesday began its new eight-year, $35M apparel deal with Nike "with an elaborately produced hour-long webcast entitled 'Swoosh,'" which featured UT athletes "walking and striking poses on a runway," according to Dustin Dopriak of the Knoxville NEWS SENTINEL. The ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Nike, SEC

SBJ In-Depth: Sports Media

Few areas in the sports industry have seen the explosive growth that the sports media space has. Just when it appears that rights fees can’t get any higher, the next new deal shows that there’s no end in sight. We’ll review this red-hot landscape and see how networks are leveraging ...

What I Like With ESPN's Michelle Beadle

In our continuing series, SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal asks top sports personalities for their thoughts, ideas, aspirations and likes. Today, ESPN's MICHELLE BEADLE . What I do : Host of "SportsNation." ESPN2. I talk on television. Mostly about sports. Where I'm from : I'm from ...

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PPL Park To Change Its Name

The Union's stadium -- PPL Park in Chester, Pa. -- will be changing its name after PPL Corp. "formally spun off its competitive power-generation business into a new company called Talen Energy," according to Andrew Maykuth of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The new company "includes PPL's retail energy b ...

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Franchise Notes

Hurricanes Owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said that he "continues to seek a financial 'partner' to eventually succeed him as majority owner," and that the partner "could be determined by next season." He said the Hurricanes would not leave "one of the fastest growing markets in the country" regardless of ...

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NHRA Leadership Undergoing Changes

NHRA President Tom Compton on Wednesday "resigned from the position he held for 15 years and was quickly replaced" by Exec VP & GM Peter Clifford, according to Louis Brewster of the INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN. Clifford after his appointment "laid out a plan with six major points that included ...

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ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann

ESPN on Wednesday denied a report by the Hollywood Reporter that the net has asked Keith Olbermann to quit the commentary segment of his ESPN2 show. The net issued a statement on Twitter that read, "Keith Olbermann has never been told any topic is off limits for his commentary nor has continuation ...

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