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Top Rank Ready To File Suit After Widespread Piracy Of Mayweather-PacquiaoPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 15
Top Rank President Todd duBoef said that the company "plans to pursue legal action following widespread piracy of Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on video-sharing smartphone apps and websites," according to Stuart Pfeifer of the L.A. TIMES. Many people "watched streams of the fight...
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This week''s Web review looks at some of the tallest Olympians -- 7''1", 301-pound Shaquille O''Neal -- and some of the smallest -- 4''6", 72-pound Dominique Moceanu. USA Basketball''s site, at http:/
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