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Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Yahoo Announces Plans To Develop Daily Fantasy Game To Rival FanDuel, DraftKings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 22 / 15

Yahoo during its earnings report last night indicated that it is developing a daily fantasy game that will debut this summer, placing the company in direct competition against established operators FanDuel and DraftKings. Already a major player in traditional fantasy sports, Yahoo has been silent fo...

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SportsBusiness Daily: LockerDome Relaunching Site Today

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SportsBusiness Journal: Jags exec Tony Khan invests in TruMedia

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SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees Still Want To Be Under Luxury Tax

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Tags: Facilities

12/05/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Youth Baseball Event Moved To Long Island

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SportsBusiness Journal: An alarm for college football

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Tops Monthly ComScore Rankings

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