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Eric Fisher

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

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Louisiana Purchase: Saints, Pelicans To Be SeatGeek's First Clients In NFL, NBA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 17 / 17

The Saints and Pelicans have signed multiyear partnerships with SeatGeek that will see the N.Y.-based ticket platform become the teams’ primary ticketing provider beginning with the ’18 NFL and ’18-19 NBA seasons. The agreement will also cover secondary ticketing for the Pelicans. ...

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Tags: Franchises, New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints

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SportsBusiness Journal: Daily fantasy cools sector’s growth

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Esurance takes a swing at the minors

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred Discusses MLB First-Year Player Draft

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Time Inc. Promotes SI's Chris Stone

Time Inc. has named SI Managing Editor Chris Stone  the new Editorial Dir for SI, Golf and SI Kids, overseeing content and cross-platform operations for all three brands. Stone effectively succeeds outgoing SI Group Editor Paul Fichtenbaum , who will depart June 30 . Stone has been with ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Draft Begins Tonight In N.J.

MLB tonight will hold the start of its First-Year Player Draft at MLB Network Studios in Secaucus, N.J., for the eighth consecutive year. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will again preside over the event, and two Draft hopefuls are confirmed to attend: high school players  Ian Anderson  and ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Sabermetrician Tom Tango Joins MLBAM

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Tags: MLBAM, People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Daily: SI Group Editor Stepping Down

Time Inc. late yesterday announced that SI Group Editor Paul Fichtenbaum  will step down, effective June 30. Fichtenbaum has been with SI since '89 and more recently played a major role in pushing the magazine into original digital video content and other expansions such as SI Films, SI P ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Fires Back At MLB In Latest Letter

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Tags: Media, MASN, Washington Nationals

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Part Of T-Mobile Rewards Program

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sportradar signs content deal with AP

Sports data company Sportradar has signed a multiyear agreement to supply content to The Associated Press, representing another big contract victory for the fast-growing operation. Sportradar’s Minneapolis-based U.S. hub will supply sports data such as scores, statistics and leaderboards to ...

Tags: Media

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