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

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Mark Cuban Among Group That Has Raised $7M For ESports Company Unikrn

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 15

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is part of an investor group that has raised $7M for Unikrn, a Seattle-based eSports company that allows for legal wagering around competitive video game matches and tournaments. Cuban participated in the funding round along with Binary Capital, Advancit Capital, Freelands...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Youth Baseball Event Moved To Long Island

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SportsBusiness Daily: King: Ref Series Most Significant Work On MMQB

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SportsBusiness Journal: Accessibility key in NASCAR.com changes

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SportsBusiness Journal: An alarm for college football

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Tops Monthly ComScore Rankings

ESPN's digital properties fell slightly in October from the comScore sports category reach record it set in September, but still held on to the top spot in monthly Media Metrix Multi-Platform traffic ratings. ESPN during the last month posted 67.7 million unique visitors, down 7% from its record-set ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Rant Sports Parent Closes $3M Round Of VC

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Plans Corrective Action To "NBA Live"

EA CEO Andrew Wilson in a blog posting acknowledged falling short with the company’s newly released “NBA Live 14,” its first simulation basketball release in four years , and vowed quick corrective action. The game has been widely panned in critical reviews and currently carries a ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA, SAP Add Video To Stats Site

NBA and analytics software partner SAP have expanded the NBA.com/stats online destination to include new video boxscores. The site’s statistics are now hyperlinked directly to video highlights for each event depicted in the numbers. NBA VP/Operations & Technology  Ken DeGannaro said, ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Bloomberg boosts scout system

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SportsBusiness Journal: CineSport, Legacy Agency linking up

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