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    1. October 24, 2014

      AMC takes $200m stake to expand BBC America

      ...controlled by the Dolan family, owner of cable company Cablevision and New York’s Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey club. It reports its third-quarter earnings on November 6. AMC shares were little...Shannon Bond in New York

    2. October 22, 2014

      Big nations snub Beijing bank launch after US lobbying

      ...an attempt to contain its global rise and its ambition to be the dominant power in Asia. “You could think of this as a basketball game in which the US wants to set the duration of the game, the size of the court, the height of the basket and everything...Jamil Anderlini in Beijing

    3. October 20, 2014

      TPG boosts its bet on Hollywood’s CAA

      ...agency into new areas. They built a growing sports practice which now rivals IMG, the industry leader, with clients in basketball, baseball, American football and soccer. In recent years CAA has diversified further, advising brands on commercial campaigns...Matthew Garrahan in New York

    1. October 19, 2014

      TV’s big guns turn their sights on the digital upstarts

      ...season. CBS and HBO will not be alone for long. Disney’s ESPN is planning a new online service to show professional basketball games. Sony and Dish are snapping up content for new internet video packages. Last week, SoftBank of Japan bought DramaFever...Shannon Bond in New York

    2. October 17, 2014

      Team management encompasses all styles, even Zen

      ...snapped: “One of you bugger off!” The weak link returned to the pavilion! Phil Jackson talks about team play in National Basketball Association games and observes that it is all Zen, an ephemeral feeling of team play that wafts in and out, for no known...

    3. October 14, 2014

      Anta: slam dunk?

      ...Still, this week Anta announced a branding agreement with China NBA, allowing access to all NBA logos. This looks smart: basketball is popular in China. But Anta has also lifted its dividend, paying out nearly four-fifths of first-half earnings. This...

    4. October 12, 2014

      The Washington Nationals are gone but the spell lingers

      ...Baseball may be the national sport, ever since it supplanted cricket in the 1860s, but American football, to a degree basketball and maybe one day soccer have seemed more in tune with our modern fast-paced, even violent, era, igniting more passions...By Jurek Martin

    5. October 10, 2014

      TV sports fees: regional differences

      ...Yet their ire is directed not towards teams who sell pricey rights but at the middlemen who pass on the costs. The National Basketball Association deal with two networks raised the annual fees the two pay to the league from about $1bn to $2.6bn. The recent...

    6. October 10, 2014

      War-talk in the 21st century

      ...His retaliation had already turned the Soviet Bloc into what – another nice piece of war talk – now gets called “basketball courts”. That’s War Rhetoric 2.1, I suppose. Sam Leith is an FT columnist and the author of ‘You Talkin...By Sam Leith

    7. October 6, 2014

      NBA lines up $24bn TV deal as demand for live sports escalates

      The National Basketball Association has lined up a new nine-year TV contract with Walt Disney and Time Warner totalling $24bn – more than three times...By Matthew Garrahan and Shannon Bond in New York and Roger Blitz in London

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