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

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MLB, Nationals Claim MASN Is Overreaching In Effort To Get Court Ruling Vacated

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 29 / 15

MLB and the Nationals, in new court filings with the N.Y. Supreme Court, said the Orioles-controlled MASN is overreaching in its ongoing lawsuit to vacate a league ruling in favor of the DC club. The latest documents, filed in advance of a scheduled May 18 trial, contend MASN is stalling to prevent ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub's Tsakalakis Leaving Company

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SportsBusiness Daily: Ticketmaster Renews With Griz, FedExForum

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SportsBusiness Daily: Qualifying Offers For 12 MLBers

Twelve MLB free agents were given qualifying offers by yesterday's 5:00pm ET deadline, one less than last year’s number and three higher than the nine such offers given in the system’s first iteration in '12. The qualifying offers, equal to a one-year contract worth $15.3M, allow teams t ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Digital Consulting Firm Omnigon Opens New Offices

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Baseball’s champs target other ventures

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SportsBusiness Journal: Giants meet Wi-Fi demand

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SportsBusiness Daily: New Ads Promote NBC's Streaming Platform

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SportsBusiness Daily: WWE Net Scraps Six-Month Commitment

WWE this morning said it gained 31,000 subscribers to its over-the-top WWE Network during its most recent fiscal quarter, marking just a 4% net growth to 731,000 total subscribers. The figure involved a high rate of churn, requiring 286,000 gross subscriber additions to achieve that final net growth ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ScoreBig Closes $18M Series D VC Funding

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sky Invests $7M In Whistle Sports

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