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Against my better judgment, I’m going to give you some more links on this Monday.

Here are some more stories from the Sports Business Journal.

First, Tripp Mickle and John Ourand team up on a story which focuses on the United States Olympic Committee’s attempts to launch a 24/7 all-Olympic sports channel and trying to find a partner.

Jon Show says NBC has reupped home security company, ADT to sponsor its Sports Update segments and a golf event.

Tripp Mickle writes that Major League Soccer is seeing increased attendance, but it’s not translating to TV ratings.

Back to Jon Show, he tells us that the TV networks are still interested in mixed martial arts despite having Elite XC falling by the wayside. And Jon says despite three MMA companies failing this year, those still standing are quite bullish on the sport.

Terry Lefton and Eric Fisher have a wrap up on the World Series.

Our last link from the SBJ, Liz Mullen writes that the Breeders’ Cup plans to reduce ticket prices for next year’s event.

From the Sox & Dawgs blog, we find out that the UConn-Syracuse game on November 15 will be televised at noon on the Big East TV Network.

The Albany Times Union’s Pete Dougherty says Michael Kay has signed a contract extension with the YES Network.

Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun has more on Baltimore’s first FM sports radio station.

Jim Williams from the DC Examiner also has more on the new station.

Ryan Sharrow in the Baltimore Business Journal says the new sports station will have an all-local show lineup.

John Kieseswetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says WLW’s Reds Hot Stove League Show premieres tomorrow night.

Barry Horn in the Dallas Morning News has a quick look at the ratings for several events involving local teams. And Barry says the Cowboys’ ratings are slowly declining.

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News tells us that the Spanish language edition of ESPN’s Around the Horn premieres on ESPN Deportes today.

Linda Moss of Multichannel News writes that Disney has signed a major carriage deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative for six HDTV channels including ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews.

Ed Meza from Variety says 39 different companies including ESPN and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. are interested in 37 different media packages from the German Bundesliga soccer league.

Jon Lafayette from TV Week says Turner is measuring out-of-home viewing for the MLB Postseason. And Jon writes that starting this week, the NFL Network is preparing to air its slate of 8 live games.

Richard Tedesco of Promo Magazine says NFL Network games can be seen live on cell phones running the Sprint Now Network.

Steve Lepore’s Puck the Media blog praises Versus for putting together a Top Shelf broadcast team for tonight’s New Jersey-Buffalo NHL game, but slaps the network for not showing a game on Tuesday.

I want to congratulate Providence sports anchor Frank Carpano who will be inducted into the Silver Circle of the New England Chapter of the Television Academy. I interned for Frank at WJAR-TV and he could not have been any nicer to me.

That’s going to do it. Expect Primetime and Late Night Viewing Picks later. I should have one more post before then.

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