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Sources: Manfred "Exasperated" With Sale of Marlins Dragging Out Ahead Of ASG In Miami

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 26 / 17

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has "become exasperated" with Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria’s "sluggish effort to sell the team -- and would like to see it wrapped up in the next two weeks," according to sources cited by Kosman & Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. This year’s All-Star Game will b...

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Warriors Okay With Jerry West's Departure

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Ballmer Instrumental In Drawing West To Clippers

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Predators' Playoff Run Generates $2.7M For Nashville

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In S.F., Bodley, Ravani & Rubenstein report Warriors co-Owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber pledged to reimburse the city of Oakland "for the cost of staging" the team's championship parade and rally on Thursday. It was "not immediately known what the tab for that would run." Fans stood "20 deep" i ...

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Jerry West To Join Clippers As Consultant

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Nuggets Promote Arturas Karnisovas To GM

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