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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Popular overseas bouts shift model for HBO

03 / 31 / 14

He can picture it already, the spectacle of petulant super middleweight contender George Groves riding to the ring atop a London bus, a crowd of more than 60,000 stretched to the far reaches of iconic Wembley Stadium for what likely will be the U.K.’s most lucrative fight ever. London-based...

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10/05/98
1998 baseball results again depend on cash

At the most recent gathering of Major League Baseball owners, Commissioner Bud Selig stressed the issue of salary disparity — the widening gap between the payrolls of baseball's winners and losers — so much that it emerged as the theme of the meetings. Baseball's final numbers of 1998 ...

Tags: Baltimore Orioles

10/05/98
Baseball bounces back

In ballpark offices across the nation, calculators are cranking and adding machines whirring, tabulating the streams of revenue stimulated by baseball's home run chase this season. But you need look no further than the turnstiles to find the first of a series of upbeat indicators that will flow ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Fox, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, St. Louis Cardinals, Team Marketing Report Inc., Tribune Co., YankeeNets

10/05/98
1998 baseball results again depend on cash

At the most recent gathering of Major League Baseball owners, Commissioner Bud Selig stressed the issue of salary disparity — the widening gap between the payrolls of baseball's winners and losers — so much that it emerged as the theme of the meetings. Baseball's final numbers of 1998 ...

Tags: Baltimore Orioles

10/05/98
Tabasco suit may have broad impact

Buyer beware. That's the message those who deal with motorsports sponsors are sending clients these days in the wake of a well-funded NASCAR Winston Cup effort from Tabasco hot pepper sauce that has wound up in litigation after producing little in terms of results on the track. McIlhenny Co., ...

Tags: Ashland Inc., IEG Inc., International Sports Marketing, McIlhenny Co., NASCAR, Sports and Entertainment International

10/05/98
Tabasco suit may have broad impact

Buyer beware. That's the message those who deal with motorsports sponsors are sending clients these days in the wake of a well-funded NASCAR Winston Cup effort from Tabasco hot pepper sauce that has wound up in litigation after producing little in terms of results on the track. McIlhenny Co., ...

Tags: Ashland Inc., IEG Inc., International Sports Marketing, McIlhenny Co., NASCAR, Sports and Entertainment International

10/05/98
Tabasco suit may have broad impact

Buyer beware. That's the message those who deal with motorsports sponsors are sending clients these days in the wake of a well-funded NASCAR Winston Cup effort from Tabasco hot pepper sauce that has wound up in litigation after producing little in terms of results on the track. McIlhenny Co., ...

Tags: Ashland Inc., IEG Inc., International Sports Marketing, McIlhenny Co., NASCAR, Sports and Entertainment International

10/05/98
1998 baseball results again depend on cash

At the most recent gathering of Major League Baseball owners, Commissioner Bud Selig stressed the issue of salary disparity — the widening gap between the payrolls of baseball's winners and losers — so much that it emerged as the theme of the meetings. Baseball's final numbers of 1998 ...

Tags: Baltimore Orioles

10/05/98
Baseball bounces back

In ballpark offices across the nation, calculators are cranking and adding machines whirring, tabulating the streams of revenue stimulated by baseball's home run chase this season. But you need look no further than the turnstiles to find the first of a series of upbeat indicators that will flow ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Fox, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, St. Louis Cardinals, Team Marketing Report Inc., Tribune Co., YankeeNets

09/28/98
Clinton mess may derail antitrust bill

Baseball's antitrust exemption appears to have survived yet another congressional term. Legislation meant to restrict the long-standing exemption as it applies to labor relations has run into two formidable hurdles: an otherwise occupied House Judiciary Committee and a ticking clock. The bill ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

09/28/98
NBC's NASCAR race may hint at future

NBC's willingness to shell out about $5 million a year to broadcast a race from the Miami-Dade Motorsports Complex in Homestead, Fla., and join the parade of networks carrying NASCAR Winston Cup racing offers a reminder of the wealth that TV rights can generate. It also raised a question: How ...

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Fox, International Speedway Corp., Los Angeles Lakers, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, NHL, Penske Corp., Speedway Motorsports Inc.

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