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You Might Not Recognize NBA.com After Thursday

With the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire on midnight Thursday, not only will the NBA find itself in the middle of a lockout, but NBA.com will be impacted as well, according to ESPN.com:

“That’s because the moment the clock strikes midnight on the current CBA, all those images and videos of NBA players have to disappear off NBA-owned digital properties. Depending on how you interpret “fair use,” the prohibition could include the mere mention of a player’s name on an NBA-owned site, though different teams have different interpretations of this particular stipulation.

Over the past few weeks, NBA website administrators and support staff have endured two-hour conference calls and countless planning sessions to figure out how to eliminate all these photos, highlights, articles and promotional features from the sites.

There are additional gray areas that are still up for discussion: What about a photo of a Lakers fan wearing a No. 24 Kobe Bryant jersey? What about a retrospective feature on the John Stockton-Karl Malone Jazz teams? Do tweets from the team’s official Twitter feed that mention a player and/or link to an image need to be deleted? How about Facebook posts? Read more

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HBO Pay-Per-View To Carry Prelude to the Dream

Racing fans will get a special treat Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET) when HBO Pay-Per-View plays host to the Prelude to the Dream, a race supporting four of the nation’s top children’s hospitals.

Stars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will convene at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Drivers will tackle the half-mile clay oval track as part of four separate teams:

Michael Vick A No-Show For ESPN First Take

Michael Vick is elusive on and off the field.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback canceled a scheduled appearance on ESPN First Take on Friday from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.

If you ask the Eagles or Vick’s spokesperson, he was never asked to appear on the program.

ESPN allegedly setup the interview through the Maxwell Football Club, who was giving Vick an award for his comeback season.

“I did not receive any media requests from ESPN’s for Michael’s appearance,” said Chris Shigas, Vick’s spokesperson. “No one ever asked Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles or my agency for an interview request. Apparently, ESPN set up this interview with the Maxwell Football Club without Michael’s knowledge.” Read more

Heart Break City: Gus Johnson Out At MSG

Gus Johnson, the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Knicks, won’t be calling games this season for the MSG Network.

According to Phil Mushnick of the NY Post, MSG executives were upset that Johnson missed Knicks games for other broadcasting obligations on CBS and Showtime.

“Gus is a very talented broadcaster, and has been a part of the MSG Network family for a long time,” MSG said in a statement. “We wish him all the best and will miss having him on our team.”

Johnson, 43, has been calling Knicks games on the radio since the 1997-98 season and a fill-in for Mike Breen on the MSG telecasts.

Mike Crispino is expected to replace Johnson. Crispino has been calling games and working for MSG TV since 1992.

Check back next week as SportsNewser is scheduled to interview the exciting play-by-play announcer.

Rex Ryan Wants to Talk Football

A telling line from in a New York Post story about Rex Ryan reaming out his team: “During Ryan’s 20-minute press conference, there was not a single question about the game.”

Having sat in any number of mind-numbingly boring press conferences, I can tell you that coaches abhor talking about their plans, their opponent, or anything else pertaining to the upcoming game beyond extremely vagaries. They’d rather, however, discuss their sport than discipline problems within a team.

But Rex, this is your freaking fault. You can’t have it both ways.

Just suspend him.