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Friedman, Zaidi Given Major Credit For Dodgers' Return To World Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 17

The Dodgers on Thursday night advanced to the World Series and while the money spent on the team's payroll "surely helped," the club "truly ascended into the realm of the elite" when they hired President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and GM Farhan Zaidi , according to Jared Diamond of th...

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03/26/99
CIVIC PRIDE: JUDGE ORDERS PENS TO REMAIN AT ARENA UNTIL 2007

A federal judge yesterday ordered the Penguins "to keep their pledge to play at the Civic Arena through 2007 and barred any discussions with out-of-town interests about moving the team," according to

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03/25/99
NAEGELE TAKES A WALK ON WILD SIDE, MARKETS NEW TEAM TO MN

Wild Owner Bob Naegele Jr. is profiled by USA TODAY''s Bill Meyers in the Money section Cover Story, who writes that Naegele "faces the biggest marketing challenge of his career" trying to sell "an in

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Franchises, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Suns, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

03/25/99
SOMETHING ABUZZ IN CHARLOTTE? SHINN EYES SALE OF HORNETS

Hornets Owner George Shinn "is in discussions with an out-of-town group about buying half" of the NBA team, according to sources of Rick Bonnell of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Shinn, who "has wanted to se

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03/25/99
STAYING PUT? EXPOS GAIN SOUGHT-AFTER SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT

The Quebec government and the Expos consortium put together yesterday "the beginnings of a bailout plan for the team that, if successful, promises to be both commercially viable and politically palata

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Labatt Brewing, MLB

03/25/99
FRANCHISES NOTE: RED SOX CONTINUE TO RAISE IRE OF HUB MEDIA

In Boston, Steve Buckley examined the Red Sox''s "cloak- and-dagger" reactions to media reports of SS Nomar Garciaparra''s elbow injury, and wrote that the team accused the media "of making a big deal

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03/24/99
MARINO SEEKS CONTROL OF PENS, SAYS PARTNERS DIDN'T PAY BILLS

Penguins co-Owner Roger Marino is asking for a federal judge to award him complete control of the bankrupt team because "his partners haven''t paid their bills," according to Kris Mamula of the Pittsb

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03/24/99
HARTFORD OR BUST? KRAFT MAY SELL PATS IF STADIUM DEAL FAILS

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03/24/99
THE BUCS RUMORS STOP HERE: TEAM SAYS SALE IS NOT IN PLANS

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03/24/99
SECRET AGENT MAN: ZYUZIN AWOL FROM SHARKS, SWITCHES AGENTS

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03/24/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

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