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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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Fan Vote Promo For PGA Championship

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07/28/14
Rockies Misspell Tulowitzki On Fan Giveaway

The Rockies on Saturday "gave away 15,000 Troy Tulowitzki jerseys" that all featured his name misspelled, according to Nick Groke of the DENVER POST. The jerseys showed his name as "Tulowizki." The team in a statement said, "Acknowledging that many fans came to the game for the jersey, rather than d ...

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07/28/14
Laugh Track....Piece Of Cake

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon : “LeBron James apparently sent cupcakes to all his neighbors in Cleveland to apologize for all the chaos since he announced his return to the Cavaliers. His neighbors said, ‘You mean that thing that made all of our houses double in value overnight? Yeah, thank ...

07/28/14
Final Jeopardy....

“What is Facebook?” Correct responses to the “Summer Olympic Sports” category: For $200: “What is diving?” For $400: “What is long jump?” For $600: “What is judo?” For $800: “What is a relay?” For $1000: &ldquo ...

07/28/14
Final Jeopardy!

Friday’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Websites.” “A slang term for Harvard’s freshman register gave this website its name.” Friday night’s edition of “Jeopardy!” featured the category “Summer Olympic Sports.” F ...

07/28/14
Media Notes

In L.A., Joe Flint reports a group of Southern California lawmakers wants the FCC to "broker a deal to end the bitter standoff between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV providers over distribution of SportsNet LA" as 70% of the market has been "unable to see Dodger games on TV." Sources said that T ...

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07/28/14
In Other News....

21st Century Fox reportedly is “prepared to offer shareholders of Time Warner Inc. board representation as part of its bid to acquire the media company.” It is not “clear how many seats Fox would offer” ( WSJ.com, 7/27 ).

07/28/14
Quick Hits....

“Why do you think you can go into a giant surfing event and not be searched? This is post 9/11” – Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O’Brien , on some patrons at the U.S. Open of Surfing taking issue with the beefed up security ( ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 7/28 ). “I ...

07/28/14
Speed Reads....

Closing arguments will be heard today in the probate case between Donald Sterling and his wife Shelly over the Sterling Family Trust. If Donald wins he will “retain ownership of the Clippers,” but if he loses he will “likely appeal” ( SPORTINGNEWS.com, 7/28 ). NBA pl ...

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Indians Use Analytics To Forecast Attendance

The Indians, coming off their "surprising run" to the playoffs last year, rank 29th in MLB attendance this season, and the team's "analytically inclined front office is trying to tackle the problem," according to Kevin Kleps of CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. The team has "numerous methods it's using to ...

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