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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Silver’s column an effort to clarify NBA stance

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s jolting opinion piece in The New York Times pushing for more legalized sports betting was the result of the league being asked to clarify its views related to the continuing New Jersey sports gambling lawsuit. According to an industry source, Silver wrote the ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: WNBA: At least six teams to post profit

After a regular season marked by two new major promotional efforts, the WNBA expects to see at least six of its 12 teams post a profit for 2014, the same number of clubs as last year. Final league revenue won’t be known until after the postseason ends next month, but league President Laurel ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Ballmer takes charge of Clippers

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bucks Promo Offers Discounts On '15-16 Season Tix

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bucks Offer Season-Ticket Discounts

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA's Ski Austin Leaving The League In October

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SportsBusiness Daily: USA Basketball Signs Three New Sponsors

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBA Kings sign lucrative TV extension

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SportsBusiness Daily: D-League President Leaving To Join Facebook

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SportsBusiness Journal: Vegas’ Summer League heats up

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