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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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MVC Tourney To Remain In St. Louis

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USTA Increases U.S. Open Purse By $4M

The USTA yesterday announced that the total purse for the '14 U.S. Open will increase by $4M, an 11.7% increase from the '13 tournament, which brings the total prize money to a record $38.3M. Both the men's and women's singles champions will earn $3M, a record for the tournament. Each round of the s ...

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San Diego, Bermuda Finalists To Host America's Cup

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UFC Forced To Cancel L.A. Event

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Match Hospitality Defends Arrested CEO Whelan

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Head Of FIFA's Hospitality Provider Arrested

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