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Hold The Phone: The Moments Of The Year That Left Us Shocked, Confused Or Speechless

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 23 / 16

No player, team or league is perfect, and ’16 saw its share of questionable moments. Here are some of the things that left us scratching our heads. Water safety tests found that the change in color posed no risk to competi...

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Year In Review Intro

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Top Sports Business Stories, Part One

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Sports Business Newsmakers, Part One

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The Sports Business Year In Marketing

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World Cup Leads Facebook Discussions In '14

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