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Last Chance To Enter SBD/SBJ's Annual Super Bowl Bowl Pick 'Em

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to meet in Glendale for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, SportsBusiness Daily 's and SportsBusiness Journal 's annual Super Bowl pick 'em contest is open. Test your prognostication skills against those of your fellow subscribers. Those who best predict the game'...

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01/22/15
WTA's Tseng Headed Back To IMG

WTA Global Head of Sponsorship Sales STEVE TSENG  is leaving to return to IMG, where he worked for 20 years before joining the women's tennis circuit in July '13. Tseng will head IMG’s consulting team on the Visa account. He will be based in S.F., where he previously worked for IMG.  ...

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01/22/15
Executive Transactions

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01/22/15
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A "massive fire tore through a New Jersey apartment complex" last night, leaving "hundreds homeless," including Yankees radio play-by-play man JOHN STERLING . Sterling said, "I think my apartment is gone. I won’t have anything left ... I’ll have to start over" ( N.Y. POST, 1/22 ). Sterl ...

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01/21/15
Jordan Promises Hornets Will Be A Winner

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01/21/15
Cowboys' Jones Family Donating $10.65M To Arkansas

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01/21/15
Clippers' Zucker Profiled As A Top Female Exec

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01/21/15
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