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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 16

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael writes it is " hard to be a boxing fan right now. " Rafael: "Too many fights we all want to see do not get made." Even when they sometimes get put together, it is "often torturous getting there," as it was with the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao  fight. Additionally, e...

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Celtics See Ticket Sales Spike

Thanks to the Celtics'' current playoff run, the phones at the team''s ticket office "have been lighting up with season ticket requests for weeks," and team officials said that they have sold at least

Tags: ATT, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Celtics, CBS, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Franchises, NBA, NBC, New Orleans Pelicans, Reebok, Sacramento Kings, Viacom

AHL Amerks Lay Off Three Workers

The ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE''s Kevin Oklobzija reported that the AHL Rochester Americans and NLL Rochester Knighthawks were forced "to lay off three staff members" due to poor performance and "

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PROGRAMMING: During the May 18 The Winston at Lowe''s Motor Speedway, fans can vote on NASCAR.com whether to invert the top four, six, eight or ten cars before the start of the race''s final 20-lap se

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Nothing Compared To Whitewater Chargers tab former Clinton spin doctor to work on stadium deal with San Diego or other potential cities. You''ve Got Fail As CNN/SI shutters, analysts wonder how the ne

Golf Digest Editor Resigns

Golf Digest instruction page editor Ed Weathers "resigned his post to protest a deal the magazine struck this year with the PGA Tour worth hundreds of thousands of dollars," according to David Sweet o

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AHL Expands To San Antonio

NHL Panthers and Spurs officials confirmed yesterday that they have entered into a five-year partnership agreement to bring the AHL Adirondack Red Wings to San Antonio, according to Lee Scheide of the

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FIFA: The FINANCIAL TIMES'' Matthew Garrahan writes that Michel Zen-Ruffinen, the second most senior official at FIFA, "has been sidelined by [FIFA] in an attempt to keep him quiet" about further crit

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AHL Admirals Begin Ticket Drive

The Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT''s Tris Wykes reported that the AHL Norfolk Admirals'' "drive to sell 3,500 season tickets has elicited financial commitments for 1,211 seats." Admirals Minority Owner Page

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Mariners Top MLB Local Ratings

The Mariners are "the top-rated team" in MLB, as the team''s 15.7 local cable rating on FSN NW is 69% better than the 9.3 for the Indians, MLB''s second-highest rated team, according to Richard Sandom

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Asian Stars Impact MLB Teams

With the influx of Asian players in MLB, the league "suddenly has a new source of revenue," according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, who noted MLB''s int''l unit is expected to generate about $80M this

Tags: Baseball, ESPN, MasterCard, MLB, Nissan, PepsiCo, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Sports in Society, Walt Disney

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