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October 5, 2006 | Helene Elliott
A year after returning from a labor dispute and a canceled season, the NHL is fighting the perception that it is a niche sport. Saddled with TV ratings lower than those for NASCAR and poker, and selling a sport whose players are overwhelmingly white to countries that are increasingly diverse, the NHL must find new ways to win fans' hearts and sponsors' dollars.
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May 12, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
A last-ditch effort by the Ducks on Friday to expand the reach of television network Versus here in time for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals failed. But the team did get one concession: Time Warner Cable agreed to add the network to its high-definition package for the rest of the series.
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SPORTS
May 12, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
A last-ditch effort by the Ducks on Friday to expand the reach of television network Versus here in time for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals failed. But the team did get one concession: Time Warner Cable agreed to add the network to its high-definition package for the rest of the series.
SPORTS
October 5, 2006 | Helene Elliott
A year after returning from a labor dispute and a canceled season, the NHL is fighting the perception that it is a niche sport. Saddled with TV ratings lower than those for NASCAR and poker, and selling a sport whose players are overwhelmingly white to countries that are increasingly diverse, the NHL must find new ways to win fans' hearts and sponsors' dollars.
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October 14, 2009 | Wire Reports
Junior Seau is back with the New England Patriots, coming out of retirement for a third time to sign a contract Tuesday for a 20th season as an NFL linebacker. The signing of the 12-time Pro Bowl player was announced by Versus, the television network on which Seau has a show. The Patriots have not announced the signing. Irsay: No to Rush Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL, when Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and Commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.
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