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DraftKings Announces Exclusive Partnerships With 27 MLB Clubs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

DraftKings announced Friday exclusive partnerships with 27 MLB clubs. Extending its existing multiyear relationship with MLB that positions the Boston-based company as the league’s official daily fantasy game, the new deals cover the entire league with the exception of the D-backs, Mariners an...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Slips But Still Leads December ComScores

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Holding Twitter Vote For Fans' SB Picks

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SportsBusiness Daily: SAP To Run Area On Super Bowl Boulevard

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: Fox To Stream Super Bowl Through FoxSportsGo

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SportsBusiness Journal: Yahoo’s ‘Loops’ raising rights issues

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SportsBusiness Daily: Cubs' Ricketts Addresses State Of Franchise

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