March 25 - 31, 2013 Vol. 15 — No. 47

Top Stories

  • Who's in MLB's lineup?

    If Commissioner Bud Selig retires at the end of 2014 as planned, MLB owners will face a monumental decision they have not fully grappled with since 1992: choosing who will fill one of the most powerful and important jobs in all of sports.

  • USTA eyes higher Open rights fees

    The U.S. Tennis Association is in early talks to renew its broadcast agreement with CBS Sports for the U.S. Open and has communicated that the group expects a hefty increase from the current $20 million annually, sources said.

  • Visa cutting back on spending with U.S. Olympic sports

    Visa is pulling back on its Olympic spending in the U.S., offering USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming and USA Track & Field deals that were a fraction of what it paid in past years.

  • No food, retail on Super Bowl Boulevard

    The 2014 Super Bowl Boulevard will not feature food or merchandise next year, but a Broadway-type unveiling of the Roman numerals XLVIII is planned.

  • NHL clubs enjoy shortened-season ratings bump

    Just as the NBA’s ratings shot up during its shortened season last year, the NHL is seeing similar gains across its U.S. networks — both national and local.

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