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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

Honestly the draft lottery is the most broken thing in the NHL. League is so hard for parity they're sacrificing quality of product. — Travis Yost (@travisyost) March 2, 2015 Players Association meeting today: #CBA2016 #Contracts #PaceOfPlay #InstantReplay @MLB_PLAYERS ...

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01/13/15
Tiger Causes Ticket Spike For Phoenix Event

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01/12/15
CFP Exec Dir Hancock Not Considering Expansion

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01/12/15
CFP Title Game Has Super Bowl Feel

The fact that the inaugural CFP National Championship will be played tonight at AT&T Stadium hints at "the sort of collegiate Super Bowl this game can be," according to Erik Brady of USA TODAY. CFP selection committee Chair Jeff Long said, "From our standpoint, we are not looking at trying ...

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01/09/15
Media Members Weigh In On CFP

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01/09/15
Tiger To Open '15 Season With Phoenix Open

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01/08/15
Rolling Stone Again Holding Super Bowl Party

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01/07/15
CFP Title Game Tix Prices Lower Than Expected

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01/07/15
Large Baseball HOF Class Should Draw Fans

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01/06/15
World Junior Championship To Stay In Montreal For '17

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