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SportsBusiness Daily Seeks Entry-Level Staff Writer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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Davis Gives ESPN Its Best LLWS Overnight Ever

Mo'Ne Davis' team might not have won last night's LLWS game, but her presence on the mound led to ESPN's highest-rated game ever from Williamsport. The net earned a 3.4 overnight rating for Nevada’s 8-1 win over Pennsylvania, up 143% over the 1.4 figure ESPN received for the comparable ...

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08/21/14
MLB.TV Blackouts Could Be Lifted By '15

An easing of blackout restrictions on MLB games online "could come as early as next season," according to Anick Jesdanun of the AP. MLBAM President & CEO Bob Bowman this week said that he is "optimistic that a deal could be reached soon with various cable operators, channels and ballclubs." Jesd ...

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08/21/14
SEC Network Lands Carriage Deal With Verizon FiOS

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08/21/14
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AD AGE's Michael Sebastian noted The Onion tomorrow is "rolling out the second season of its original web series 'Tough Season,' a mockumentary about one man's quest to become champion of his fantasy football league." The show is being produced by The Onion Labs, an "in-house creative and mar ...

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08/20/14
Davis Becomes First Little Leaguer On SI Cover

Little League World Series female P Mo'Ne Davis appears on this week's national SI cover, the "first Little Leaguer" to do so, according to Matt Breen of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. SI "dispatched a reporter" to the LLWS on Saturday and a photographer followed Davis' Pennsylvania team "for the two pr ...

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08/20/14
MAC, ESPN Reach 13-Year TV Deal

The Mid-American Conference and ESPN yesterday announced "a 13-year television and digital media contract," with sources saying that it is worth more than $100M and "will pay each of the 12 member universities about $670,000 per school year" through '26-27, according to Mark Znidar of the COLUMBUS D ...

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08/20/14
Syracuse, IMG Renew Multimedia Rights Deal

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08/20/14
Ditka: Redskins Name Controversy "Appalling"

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08/19/14
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