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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Plugged In: Steve Keener, CEO, Little League International

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

During a recent visit to a youth baseball tournament in Bangor, Maine, Little League International CEO Steve Keener was telling a coach from Ohio how excited the organization was about the $4 million in grants it would fund for local leagues as a result of increases in rights fees paid by ESPN. &ld...

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