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Report: ESPN Will Reduce "Baseball Tonight" To Once Weekly Show

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

ESPN reportedly will “cut back its ‘Baseball Tonight’ studio show to a Sunday only affair” as part of the net’s widespread cuts that came down yesterday ( N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/26 ). The net also reportedly will “use some of MLB Network’s studio programming h...

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"The harshness of the penalty executed ... seems to the court Draconian." — Judge Thomas Connolly, despite ruling the Patriots can revoke season tickets from customer whose male guest used a wome

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ESPN Sports Poll: Internet Users

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Marquee Events Final Ratings

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Spurrier Resigns Redskins Post

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Patriots Revoke Season Tickets

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