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New deal for HBO OTT service will mean growth for MLBAM

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 15 / 14

MLB Advanced Media began 2014 with major video streaming deals with Sony and World Wrestling Entertainment, representing huge boosts to its non-baseball business. Its new pact with HBO to power the cable network’s forthcoming over-the-top streaming service ends the year in much the same fashio...

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Empty rooms cost NCAA teams

You'd never guess by the legions of Terrapin, Hoosier, Jayhawk and Sooner fans who made their way to Atlanta for the Final Four that participating schools didn't sell out their NCAA-required allotment of rooms. But with the abundance of hotels in the area, Maryland, Indiana, Kansas and O ...

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The next 10 days: April 8-17

All times Eastern TODAY ATP Grand Prix Hassan II Location: Casablanca, Morocco ATP and WTA Estoril Open Location: Estoril, Portugal WTA Bausch & Lomb Championship Location: Amelia Island, Fla. NCAA ...

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Terrapins merchandise hot

Baseball's broken economic system has depressed franchise values at the same time as NFL teams are soaring in worth, a report from sports investment banker John Moag scheduled for release to clients this week concluded. The report, provided by Moag, found that the sale price of ...

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6-year cycle keys tourney revenue

A good year or a bad year in the NCAA men's basketball tournament affects Division I conferences financially for the next six years. That's because the NCAA distributes some of the revenue it earns from TV rights and licensing fees to conferences based on their teams' performance in the t ...

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4 men's sports dropped at BG

B owling Green State University will drop four men's sports next year because of financial reasons and to stay competitive in the Mid-American Conference. The cuts, effective next school year, will be made in tennis, swimming and indoor and outdoor track and field. Fif ...

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Nielsen Weekly Sports Ranking

The following figures represent the Top 10 Network Sports Telecasts and Top 10 Cable Sports Telecasts for the week of 3/11/02 to 3/17/02.

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50 years later, we still salute

L ester Jordan had a problem. It was 1952, and the sports information director at Southern Methodist University was reviewing his football team's roster for the upcoming season when he realized that, for the first time in many years, his Mustangs did not have a legitimate ...

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Events up for Bid

Team: NCAA Event: Division II Spring Sports Festival Dates: Spring 2004 History: 2004 is the inaugural festival Contact: Sharon Cessna, director of championships, (317) 917-6519, fax (317) 917-6826 The pitch: The Division II Spri ...

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The next 10 days: April 1-10

All times Eastern TODAY WTA Porto Ladies Open Location: Portugal WTA Sarasota Open Location: Florida NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Final Location: Atlanta TV: CBS, 9:18 p.m. THURSDAY NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals Location: Las Ve ...

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Women's finals expects mark

The Women's Final Four in San Antonio was expected to set an NCAA attendance record and continue a trend of sellouts that dates back 10 years, NCAA officials said. "Even with several things that we had to consider — the fact that it's Easter weekend, sensitivity over 9/11, an ...

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