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BigTeams Names Clay Walker CEO, Gains Funding For Major National Expansion

04 / 23 / 14

Website and software solutions firm BigTeams has hired CLAY WALKER as its CEO and “recently closed a venture capital funding round aimed at fueling a major national expansion,” according to Eric Fisher of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Walker joins the company “after two years” a...

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The NY State Athletic Commission has fined SPENCER PROMOTIONS INC., the firm that promotes RIDDICK BOWE''s fights, $250,000 as a result of the melee following the BOWE-ANDREW GOLOTA bout July 11. In a

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08/29/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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08/29/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, FC Dallas, MLS, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/28/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

08/28/96
IS A TIGER GOLF'S KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR?

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08/28/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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08/27/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTION

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Tags: Cablevision, Miami Marlins, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays

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