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Pool Reporter: Yahoo's Pat Forde Preps For College Football Season From Singapore

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

Yahoo Sports’ PAT FORDE , best known for his college-focused “Forde-Yard Dash” and “Forde Minutes” columns, found himself in a unique position this week. As he prepares for his busiest stretch of the year, his 16-year-old daughter BROOKE is competing in the World Jun...

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07/29/15
Minding My Business: Rapids' Sean Ream

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07/29/15
Executive Transactions

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07/29/15
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