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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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North Texas Pleased With Alcohol Sales

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S.F. Releases Updated Vision For '24 Games

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Bucks' Owners To Contribute $150M To New Arena

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Subway Enhances Liverpool Deal With Sub Ads

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