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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 19 / 14

Fox Sports has reached a deal with the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational and Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic to sell all of the events’ multimedia assets. The deal makes FS1 the home of the two men’s regular-season college basketball tournaments ( Fox Sports ). The Magic anno...

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Channel Surf....

Tennis player  Novak Djokovic will appear on CBS' "Late Show" at 11:35pm ET.

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NFL Preseason Looks Safe At Four Games

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