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Topic: Major League Baseball

Yankees, Manchester City Team Up for MLS Launch

New NYC pro soccer club to debut in 2015

Two of the world’s most prominent sports franchises have joined forces to bring a new Major League Soccer club to New York. The New York Yankees and Manchester City Football Club…

ESPN Lays Off More Than 100 Employees

Rare cost-cutting measure for Disney’s sports giant

ESPN on Tuesday began making a significant reduction of its work force, laying off more than 100 employees at its Bristol, Conn., headquarters and in at least one regional technology…

Ad of the Day: StubHub

Ticket Oak gets the caffeine jitters in new spot from Duncan/Channon

StubHub’s unnerving Ticket Oak is back, and this time the arboreal altruist is in the throes of acute caffeine intoxication. As seen in a new 30-second spot created by agency of…

DirecTV May Punt Away Sunday Ticket Rights

Billion-dollar package may be too dear for satellite-TV operator

DirecTV may elect to punt on its exclusive rights to NFL Sunday Ticket. Speaking to investors at a Deutsche Bank media conference in Palm Beach, Fla., DirecTV chief financial officer Patrick…

Time Warner Does the Math on Sky-High Sports Rights

Cable operator says long-term pacts minimize risk

Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt on Thursday told investors that the operator’s RSN strategy is designed to minimize costs in the long haul. Speaking on TWC’s fourth quarter…

No Hall of Famers Means No Text for Times' Sports Section

NYT prints empty page in Thursday's paper

Every year, the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWA) vote to decide who among the sport’s top players deserves a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.…

Laser Hair Removal—or Derek Jeter?

Groupon's big MLB deal is good news for battered tech firm, bad news for LivingSocial

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's "the plane crash is much more interesting than the safe landing" comment yesterday probably didn't exactly help sales for his company's vacations product, Groupon Getaways. However,…

Grin and (Panda) Bear It

Sandoval homer barrage eats into Fox’s World Series ratings

While it may be a lot of fun to watch Kung Fu Panda swat dingers over the fence at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval’s historic performance in Game…

World Series Preview: Inside Fox’s October Showcase

There’s joy in Mudville as baseball continues to deliver

When Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander takes the hill tonight in the opening game of the 108th edition of the World Series, he’ll be stepping into history. While this marks the…

Play Ball! Fox, Turner to Re-Up With MLB

Multibillion-dollar deals wrap up baseball rights through 2021

Major League Baseball has secured its media rights deals through the start of the next decade, coming to agreements with Fox and Turner Sports on a pair of new eight-year…

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