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Eric Fisher

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

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Twice As Nice: SI Again Names LeBron James As Sportsperson Of The Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 01 / 16

SI has named Cavaliers F LeBron James as its ’16 Sportsperson of the Year, joining Tiger Woods as the only people to receive the award twice in its 62-year history. James previously won the honor in '12. The Time Inc.-owned title recognized James for leading the Cavaliers to their first NBA ch...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred: In-Season Hires Pose Challenge

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