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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

Let's just say there are a lot of people unhappy that medical info on Matt Kemp got out publicly. All sorts of confidentiality issues there — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 18, 2014 While YES and NYCFC announce partnership deal at presser, YES is showing Yankees Maga...

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11/21/14
Rogers Defends NHL GamePlus Exclusivity

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11/21/14
Back9Network Will Need To Fight For Traction

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11/21/14
Randy Moss Doc Draws Strong Audience

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11/21/14
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11/20/14
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11/20/14
Fox Sports Promotes NBA In-Market Streaming

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11/20/14
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11/19/14
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