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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 20 / 15

“I’m not so sure that the decibel level is legal there, and I’m serious” – Pelicans coach Monty Williams , whose team is playing the Warriors in the playoffs, on the crowd noise at Oracle Arena ( INSIDEBAYAREA.com, 4/20 ). “No more smiling faces with hidden ...

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Top Ten....Sunday School

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Today's Events....

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Santa Anita Ends Winter Meet

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Twitter Me This....

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Quick Hits....

“I believe the market is robust enough, and corporate-laden and technologically savvy that we have the right mix of corporate and individuals that could support Major League Baseball, if there were facilities” – Predators CEO Jeff Cogen , who previously served as MLB Rangers Presi ...

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