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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: MLB, Chevy Nix World Series Promotion

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Sets ComScore Record For September

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10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Game Time mobile app sees upgrade

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SportsBusiness Journal: MLB weathers slings, arrows of October

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SportsBusiness Daily: Selig Confirms Expanded Replay On Track For '14

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SportsBusiness Daily: Selig To Present Rivera With Award

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SportsBusiness Daily: Aramark Has New Fenway Sandwiches

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Partners With Funny Or Die

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