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NHL Network to Televise 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase

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USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will televise live the final three days of games at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase. The event — which serves as an audition for players seeking to make their federation team that will compete at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. ...

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“On Par with Darius Rucker” debuts Wednesday on SiriusXM

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, sings to a crowd during an Operation Pacific Greetings tour concert here May 19.  The tour features performances by Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, the Pacific Air Force Band-Asia and New England Patriots' cheerleaders.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)

Three-time Grammy Award-winning musician Darius Rucker, an avid golfer and passionate fan of the game, will host a new monthly show on SiriusXM’s 24/7 golf channel, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.  On Par with Darius Rucker will debut July 26 (3:00-4:00 pm ET) and will feature Rucker’s perspective on the game as a devoted player (he ...

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Big Sky Conference To Air All Live Streamed Events For Free On Pluto TV For The 2017-2018 Season

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The Big Sky Conference, a Division-I conference spread across the western United States, today announced a partnership with Pluto TV, the leading free Internet  television service in America. As a part of the deal, Big Sky Conference will air all of its live streamed sports events on Pluto TV for free ...

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Coverage of The 146th Open on SiriusXM

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SiriusXM will offer subscribers extensive coverage of The 146th Open from Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, featuring 48 total hours of live on-course play-by-play plus daily talk programming hosted by the 1989 Champion Golfer of the Year Mark Calcavecchia and other major champions. Live championship play-by-play, featuring IMG’s @TheOpen Radio broadcasts, will ...

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Mylan World TeamTennis Partners With ESPN To Introduce First In-Match Player Microphones During Professional Tennis Competition

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Mylan World TeamTennis is teaming up with ESPN to bring another innovation to the sport with the introduction of Quantum5X (Q5X) QT-5100 PlayerMics, on-player wireless microphones that capture on-court action. For the first time in professional tennis competition, players will wear wireless microphone transmitters in Mylan WTT matches this summer, ...

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Glazer, LaForce, Stephen A. Smith Among Sports Media Depicted In New Topps Cards

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Jay Glazer, Allie LaForce, Sage Steele, Paul Finebaum and Stephen A. Smith are among the media personalities included in the Topps Allen & Ginter trading card set, which hits shelves on July 19. Topps Allen & Ginter, a retro series of cards, features autographed cards of champions from the around ...

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The Overwatch League™ Partners with Sports, Esports Leaders to Build Teams for Major Cities Worldwide

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the sale of the first Overwatch League™ teams for major global cities to seven entrepreneurs and leaders from traditional sports and esports. The Overwatch League is the first major global professional esports league with city-based teams. New team owners include: Robert Kraft, Chairman ...

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Roberto Clemente Museum Launches National Campaign to Retire 21

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The Roberto Clemente Museum, in partnership with Pittsburgh-based advertising agency MARC USA, has launched a national grassroots petition campaign to retire number 21 across Major League Baseball. Roberto Clemente wore 21 for his 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, from 1955 until his untimely death on New Year’s Eve 1972 ...

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Deals, Deals, Deals! New Book Looks At The Best… And Worst Of Them

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez returns to the dugout after an inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday July 29, 2007 at Camden Yards in Baltimore. .

Baseball’s trading deadline is a few weeks away (and Amazon’s Prime Day is upon us!). Trade talk around the league has been ramping up, in what could culminate in a bonanza like July 2017 or — like many other years — a lot more speculation than actual swapping. Will teams ...

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Nielsen and Tennis Channel Extend Agreement to Include National TV Ratings

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Today, Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) and Tennis Channel announced that they have expanded their relationship, beyond the Nielsen Local TV Ratings Service, to also include Nielsen’s National TV Ratings service. Tennis Channel is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both professional tennis and its lifestyle. This multi-year agreement provides Tennis ...

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