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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 01 / 15

#MLSAtlanta President & @SpursOfficial former director @DarrenEalesATL joins @ATLSpurs for the Capital One Cup #COYS ! pic.twitter.com/oHfmGmCP3b — MLS Atlanta (@MLSAtlanta2017) March 1, 2015

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Executive Transactions

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Dolphins To Sell Standing-Room Only Tickets

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Major League Lacrosse Eyes Houston Expansion

Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Dave Gross on Thursday said that the league "has strong interest in pursuing an expansion franchise in Houston and will use its June 13 All-Star Game at BBVA Compass Stadium as a test to see if a team could be successful" in the city, according to Cameron Wolfe of ...

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SNY's Mets Team Enters Year 10 Together

SNY is beginning its 10th season televising Mets games, and the net "has kept intact its popular three-man booth of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling, as well as producer Gregg Picker and director Bill Webb, for the entire, decade-long run," according to Neil Best of NEWSDAY. Hernandez: "W ...

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Athletes Enlisted To Push Fruits, Veggies

A campaign from the Partnership for a Healthier America launched Thursday has enlisted Warriors G Stephen Curry, Giants WR Victor Cruz, Panthers QB Cam Newton and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, among other celebs, "to shill for fruits and vegetables," according to Candice Choi of the AP. The ca ...

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Names In The News

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Training Home Of Mariners, Padres Gets Upgrades

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