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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 14

Golfer Michelle Wie posted this shot and wrote, "Doin a little rearranging at the airport newstand this morning... @GolfDigest "

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02/14/96
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MODELL MAKES AN OFFER SHULA CAN REFUSE

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Tags: AFL, Franchises, NFL

02/13/96
BULLETS CONTINUE TO TAKE HEAT OVER NAME CHOICES

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Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, NBA, Palace Sports & Entertainment

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, NBA, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors

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Tags: Franchises, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres

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Tags: Franchises, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

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