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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 15

MLB.com goes with the header, " MLB Historically Sensitive To Outside Turmoil ." Last night's postponement of an Orioles home game amid violence and protest "isn't a first," and, "sadly, it's probably not a last, either." USA TODAY notes the possibility of the Chargers leaving San Diego for ...

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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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Tags: The Back of the Book, Washington Redskins

11/18/97
CABLE OPERATORS FACED WITH INCREASED FEES FOR TBS

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Tags: Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, USA Networks

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: CBS, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Phoenix Suns, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

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YES, NIKE CAN JUST DO IT: COMPANY CONSIDERS TAGLINE SWITCH

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Tags: Nike, Wieden Kennedy

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TWI PART OF JOINT $170M BID FOR ENGLISH SOCCER LEAGUE RIGHTS

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Tags: English Premier League, IMG, Media

11/17/97
BARRY'S SUITE DEAL GETS REVERSED DUE TO PUBLIC OUTCRY

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Tags: Facilities

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CHASE AIMS TO ADD A LITTLE SPICE TO ITS TENNIS PACKAGE

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Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Facilities, Southwest Sports Group

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Franchises

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HOLLYWOOD PARK'S NFL BID ADDS A TROJAN HORSE WITH JOHN MCKAY

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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