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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 24 / 16

You can now DVR our version of S/C. "SportsCenter, with Scott Van Pelt" So, that's a thing now. Record series, if you like. We appreciate. — Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) October 24, 2016 The sports media beat now has a massive hole with @RichSandomir moving to the NYT Obit ...

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433  – Number of three-point baskets the Cavaliers made at home last season, which means 433 trees will be planted around Cleveland as part of the Trees for Threes effort. The "partnership program between the Cavs, PwC, Holden Arboretum, Davey Tree and the Western Reserve Land C ...

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CBS earned a 5.4 overnight rating Saturday afternoon for No. 1 Alabama’s 33-14 win over sixth-ranked Texas A&M in the 3:30pm ET window, the highest-rated college football game of the weekend. The rating is up 29% from a 4.2 overnight for the comparable Tennessee-Alabama matchup in ’1 ...

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Kraft Mum On Political Lean For Election

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World Series Secondary Tickets At Super Bowl Levels

Secondary market ticket analysts say this year's Cubs-Indians World Series "may be the most expensive event in recent sports history," according to Nereida Moreno of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Tickets are being "listed for an average of $6,155 for the Cubs' first home game Friday and $3,125 for Game ...

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AT&T Reaches Deal To Acquire Time Warner For $85B

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DFS Sites Near Settlement With N.Y. Attorney General

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ESPN Restructures Big 12 Deal Amid Possible Expansion

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San Diego Voters Still Skeptical Of Stadium

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