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

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MLB Owners Unanimously Approve Five-Year Deal For Rob Manfred

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 14

MLB owners today unanimously approved a five-year contract for Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred . The deal will cover the ’15-19 seasons, and arrives three months after Manfred won election to succeed Bud Selig in January. Financial terms were not disclosed, but sources suggested the deal for...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MiLB Names "#FoodFight" Finalists

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SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo-NBC Sports Tops ComScore Ranks

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05/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Relaunches ESPNW.com

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