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04 / 14 / 14

For several days following last year’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association, sponsor John Hancock and volunteers worked long hours to clean up the aftermath. All VIPs, volunteers and runners had been located and most had gathered their belongings. BAA Executive D...

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Open-wheel racing stuck in the pits

Staking out a place as the dominant car owner coming out of qualifying for this year’s Indy 500, Michael Andretti holds out a glimmer of hope for the brand of U.S. auto racing he was raised in. When the Pettys and Allisons were running stock cars in a circuit that meant little outside th ...

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., ESPN, IndyCar, Motorsports, In-Depth, Speed Channel

05/17/04
Turnkey Sports Poll

The following are the results of the Turnkey Sports Poll taken in April. The survey covered about 400 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports. Do you think that a professional sports franchise will be located in Las Vegas in the next 10 years? ...

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05/17/04
Leaving Las Vegas

Legal sports betting in Nevada by sports book and race pari-mutuel categories Legal wagering with sports books in Nevada peaked in 1996 and has declined nearly 25 percent since then. The change coincides with the growing popularity of online sports wagering, which began to take hold ...

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05/17/04
Rolling the dice on sports sponsorship

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Tags: Connecticut Sun, Golf, IndyCar, Motorsports, NASCAR, In-Depth, Tennis, WTA

05/17/04
Crapshoot or jackpot?

F rom the other side of the Atlantic, the head of Sportingbet, a London-based Internet sports book that took a billion dollars in wagers from U.S. residents in the last year, is perplexed by the U.S. government’s conflicting policies on gambling. All but two states — Hawaii ...

Tags: AFL, Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, Connecticut Sun, Football, Hockey, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Sacramento Kings, In-Depth, WNBA

05/03/04
Niche networks find favor

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Tags: ESPN, Fox, Golf, Golf Channel, Millsport LLC, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, Nielsen Media Research, Octagon Group, In-Depth, Speed Channel, Tennis, Time Warner

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Advertisers make their picks

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05/03/04
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Networks listed by dollar amount of advertising on sports-related programming Click here for chart

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Discovery Communications Inc., ESPN, Fox, Golf Channel, MTV, NBC, Paxson Communications Corp., In-Depth, Speed Channel, Spike TV, Time Warner, USA Network

04/26/04
Petco Park hits a dinger with design

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