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Jon Bon Jovi-Led Group's Pursuit Of Bills Franchise "On The Rocks"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 14

Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto backers "are reassessing whether even to continue in their pursuit" of the Bills, because their bid "has been on the rocks for weeks and no one within the group is optimistic." The group on Wednesday "cancelled a scheduled tour of Ralph Wilson Stadium." The potential w...

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X Games Draw 200,000 Plus

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Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

08/22/01
X Games Draws Coveted Crowd

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Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Nielsen, Walt Disney

08/21/01
Skateboarder Dove Rips ESPN

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Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, General Motors, McDonalds, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Reebok, Walt Disney

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X Games Moves Indoors

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Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

08/17/01
X Games Head Indoors

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Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Football, McDonalds, Walt Disney

08/16/01
Are X Games Annoying Athletes?

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Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

08/14/01
ESPN OK With X Games Crowds

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Tags: ABC, ATT, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Events and Attractions, General Motors, Motorola, PepsiCo, Walt Disney

08/13/01
IAAF Championships Earn Profit

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Track & Field

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Track & Field

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Jefferson County Slashes Funds

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