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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 29 / 15

Hearing NHL furious over expansion story by @rwesthead at @TSN_Sports quoting NHL owner. Bettman read article verbatim to NHL Board of Gov. — Allan Walsh (@walsha) January 29, 2015 NFL Injury data shows concussions down 25% from 2013. Hopeful news; if only if we could trust pl...

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Brewers Announce Creation Of "Selig Experience"

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Lightning's Vinik Buys More Land In Tampa

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The NBA Kings on Thursday said that the mixed-use tower and other developments they "plan to build next to their new downtown arena will cost" roughly $250M. In Sacramento, Dale Kasler reports the price tag "includes new retail space to be built adjacent to the arena." Kings President Chris Granger ...

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Warriors Release Updated Arena Renderings

The Warriors yesterday released new images of their S.F. arena project and related development. The 11-acre site in the city’s Mission Bay district sits about four blocks from AT&T Park. In addition to the 18,064-seat arena, outside the facility, the team plans to develop 100,000 square fe ...

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Vikings, 3M To Test Bird-Safe Film On Glass

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Removing 41,000 Seats

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