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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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FOX EXPERIMENT WITH NO PLAY-BY-PLAY: REVIEWS ARE MIXED

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Tags: News Corp./Fox, San Diego Chargers, Media

12/11/95
TIME WARNER KO'S FOREMAN FIGHT AFTER OFFER IS REFUSED

The George Foreman-Michael Moorer fight was cancelled when Foreman failed to respond to Time Warner''s last offer and the company withdrew its bid. Foreman had asked for $10M, but was offered $9.6M fr

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12/08/95
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, AFL, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, HBO, Miami Dolphins, Microsoft, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Sun Microsystems, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/08/95
IS GOING ON-LINE THE KEY TO FANTASY LEAGUE SUCCESS?

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Tags: ESPN, NBA, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/08/95
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Tags: Anheuser Busch, McDonalds, NBC, PepsiCo, Media

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Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

12/08/95
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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Media

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Tags: GTE, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media, Tampa Bay Lightning

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: AHL, Boston Red Sox, DaimlerChrysler, HBO, Media, Time Warner

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