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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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08/17/98
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Tags: ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/17/98
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ESPN "is about to put the American appetite for football to the test," as it "has come up with a simple strategy" to pay for its new $4.8B NFL TV deal: "Bombard the world with football," according to

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

08/17/98
OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SELECT SPORTING EVENTS

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Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, MLS, NBC, New York Liberty, NFL, PGA Tour, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, WNBA

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LIFESTYLES' COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE? CONDOMS BACK RAIDERS

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Tags: NFL, Oakland Raiders

08/14/98
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08/14/98
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, WNBA

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