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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

Let's just say there are a lot of people unhappy that medical info on Matt Kemp got out publicly. All sorts of confidentiality issues there — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 18, 2014 While YES and NYCFC announce partnership deal at presser, YES is showing Yankees Maga...

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Lochmann's Resignation Comes Amid UM Staff Shakeup

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Accepting Entries For 8th Annual SBAs

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Fired Pelini Slammed Nebraska AD Eichorst

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NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans

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Hornets, Waste Management Ink Partnership

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Tweet Pic Of The Day....

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