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Fox Sports and Wall Street Journal to Stream Live Panel with Sports Commissioners

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 2:25 PM, under , , , , , , , , , , ,

In olden days, it would seem strange to hear "Fox Sports" and "The Wall Street Journal" in the same breath. But now that they are both owned by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp, it is not so strange. Rising from this marriage is a live webcast called "The Future of Sports" at 9:00 AM ET on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (tomorrow).

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Sam Walker, sports editor of The Wall Street Journal, will host the panel discussion that will include Gary B. Bettman of the National Hockey League; Roger Goodell of the National Football League; Allan H. (Bud) Selig of Major League Baseball; and David J. Stern of the National Basketball Association.

According to the press release, the event will address the business of sports, including the challenges and opportunities the leagues face in the current economic climate, as well as issues of competition and matters that are important to fans.

The Future of Sports will be hosted by Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. On March 3, 2009, the Journal launched a daily sports page that now appears Monday through Saturday in the paper and online.

About Wall Street Journal Sports

On March 3, 2009, The Wall Street Journal launched the first daily sports page in its 120-year history. The page appears in the print Journal Monday through Saturday and is continuously updated online at

A mix of insightful feature stories, news, game predictions and quantitative analysis, “Sports” focuses on upcoming events and the most provocative and engaging issues surrounding them.

The page's signature feature, “The Count,” offers an unabashedly quantitative and predictive look at sports. A Monday feature called “The Couch” takes an irreverent look at the major events of the weekend, and “Heard on the Field” is an eclectic mix of daily news and scuttlebut from the world of sports.

Source: Fox Sports press release

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Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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