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The latest happenings from around the world of sports

FOX SportsNet names Rone executive vice president
David Rone has been promoted to executive vice-president, network development and rights acquisitions at FOX SportsNet. He will be responsible for the strategic direction, financial analysis and negotiation of cable television rights acquisitions for FOX Sports Networks’ 12 regional sports networks.

CollegeSports.com launches Olympic database
CollegeSports.com has launched its Collegiate Olympians Database featuring information on the names and sports of current U.S. collegiate athletes competing in the Summer Olympics and the countries they represent.

Media and fans can have access to the database.

Altitude Sports signs deal with University of Northern Colorado
Altitude Sports & Entertainment has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Northern Colorado to air live coverage of the school’s basketball and football games.

Altitude is the new cable and satellite television venture of Kroenke Sports Enterprises.

UPI, The Sports Network agree to partner on sports information

United Press International has partnered with The Sports Network to provide sports scores and information to media, and interactive and corporate subscribers. Under the agreement, UPI will represent a variety of sports content produced by The Sports Network, including NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, collegiate basketball and football, golf, soccer (both domestic and international), tennis, NASCAR, Formula 1 and Olympics coverage.

Content will take the form of real-time scores and scoreboards, game action, statistics, rankings, and updates on athletes' performances.

SportsLine.com to merge with Viacom subsidiary

Viacom and SportsLine.com have signed a definitive agreement for SportsLine.com to merge with a subsidiary of Viacom.

The merger is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Viacom currently holds about 38 percent of the total outstanding shares of SportsLine.com’s (opens in new tab) common stock.

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