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Tim Lemke

Tim Lemke

Articles by Tim Lemke

Hockey’s wonderland

A hockey game played outdoors in the snow could be just a novelty or gimmick, but the NHL is working to give the fledgling Winter Classic a place among the best sports traditions. Published January 1, 2009

A wild ride

Sports Biz: A memorable year in sports business history. Published December 31, 2008

New MLB Network features loaded lineup

For Major League Baseball, there is never too much of a good thing, especially when that good thing is its own product. Published December 24, 2008

SPORTS BIZ: Audi’s still looking Super

At a time when auto manufacturers around the globe are struggling, luxury carmaker Audi announced it would advertise in the Super Bowl for a second consecutive year. Published December 24, 2008

Redskins’ playoff hopes dashed despite 10-3 win

It's hard to argue that a late-December win over the Philadelphia Eagles is anything but a great thing for the Washington Redskins. And indeed, their 10-3 victory over their NFC East rival Sunday put the Eagles' playoff hopes on life-support heading into the final week of the NFL season. Published December 22, 2008

Another Washington first: A college bowl

RFK Stadium has held crowds for baseball, soccer and decades of Redskins football. This Saturday, the stadium plays host to football fans on hand to witness something new: the first college bowl game in Washington history. Published December 20, 2008

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TWT Five: Best things you might not have known about Sammy Baugh. Published December 19, 2008

AFL punts on season

Sports Biz: Count the Arena Football League as the latest sports entity to crumble. Published December 17, 2008

Sponsors still keen on sports

With sponsorship and advertising dollars slowing to a trickle, sports leagues have a new message. Published December 13, 2008

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TWT Five: Top nonconference hoops rivalries. Published December 12, 2008

Ticket hikes on hold

SportsBiz: A few MLB clubs cater to fans' financial woes. Published December 10, 2008

Forward thinking key in media rights deals

When ESPN executives began negotiating for television rights with college football's Bowl Championship Series, they wanted it all. They asked for the stability of a long-term agreement but also wanted to ensure the network had rights to air content on whatever digital platform it chose. Published December 9, 2008

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HE SAID WHAT? Published December 5, 2008

SportsBiz: Comets just flamed out

Imagine the New York Yankees going out of business. Picture the Boston Celtics closing up shop. Published December 3, 2008

Organizers in a rush

Preparations for the EagleBank Bowl have entered the red zone. Published December 3, 2008

Cooley video inspires fantasy league trophy

Chris Cooley might soon hoist a sculpture of a chubby man holding a football and a remote control - the top prize for winning his fantasy football league. Published December 2, 2008

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TWT Five: Biggest games in the Big 12. Published November 28, 2008

A double bogey deal

SportsBiz: Was partnership between Tiger, GM ever right? Published November 26, 2008

Wizards fire Jordan after 1-10 start

The Washington Wizards fired coach Eddie Jordan on Monday morning, replacing him wiith Ed Tapscott on an interim basis. Published November 24, 2008