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Eric Fisher

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

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NFL Training Camps, Fantasy Football Helps ESPN Set Another ComScore Record

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

ESPN in August set another all-time sports category record in comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform rankings, posting a total of 82.4 million unique visitors. The total, buttressed in part by the arrival of fantasy football registrations and NFL training camps, surpassed its prior record-setting, Wor...

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09/25/12
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09/24/12
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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Takes Over League Twitter Account

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09/19/12
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB's Selig Lauds Second Wild Card

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