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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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MLB NOTES

Reds Owner Marge Schott lifted the team''s 32-year-old ban on facial hair in a response to OF Greg Vaughn and "scores of fans who backed" his bid to keep his goatee. Vaughn: "I wasn''t trying to rewri

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PATRIOTS/HARTFORD DEAL RIFE WITH CLAUSES FOR STATE TO MEET

Though the signing of a relocation/stadium deal between CT Gov. John Rowland and Patriots Owner Robert Kraft was the "final paper step" to move the team to Hartford, "there remain many potential land

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02/16/99
LIGHTNING STRIKING OUT? TEAM TOUGH SELL TO POTENTIAL BUYERS

Despite the "best efforts" of Lightning Owner Art Williams, the team is a "difficult sell to prospective ownership groups," according to Ira Kaufman of the TAMPA TRIBUNE, who wrote that another last p

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02/16/99
NFL WANTS TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT MILSTEIN-SNYDER BID

The NFL Finance Committee "wants to see more financial documentation supporting" Howard Milstein and Daniel Snyder''s $800M offer to purchase the Redskins, according to Thomas Heath of the WASHINGTON

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02/16/99
THE RAVENS KNOCKING, KNOCKING ON CHAMBER DOOR FOR NEW LOOK

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THE COST OF WINNING: FALCONS TO RAISE TICKET PRICES FOR '99

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NFL TELLS TRUSTEES TO GET OUT OF THIS COOKE'S KITCHEN

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RICHARD BURKE HOWLS OUT: "COYOTES AREN'T FOR SALE"

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02/12/99
BOSTON FLEE PARTY: PATRIOTS REACH DEAL WITH HARTFORD TO MOVE

After negotiating with attorneys on the telephone all day Thursday, CT Gov. John Rowland and Patriots Owner Robert Kraft "signed the development agreement early today to bring the team to a new" $374M

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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