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

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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: Yankees Still Want To Be Under Luxury Tax

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