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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

Honestly the draft lottery is the most broken thing in the NHL. League is so hard for parity they're sacrificing quality of product. — Travis Yost (@travisyost) March 2, 2015 Players Association meeting today: #CBA2016 #Contracts #PaceOfPlay #InstantReplay @MLB_PLAYERS ...

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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12/02/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET editions of CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" and ESPN''s "SportsCenter," which aired at about 11:15 due to college basketball, both led with the Warriors-Lakers game in

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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PGA TOUR IS BLOOMBERG LIKE A RED ROSE: EXPO PLANNED FOR 2000

The PGA Tour "adds its first national ''fan fair'' early next year with the creation" of Bloomberg ExpoVillage, which will "visit" ten PGA Tour events next year and will "offer entertainment, games, s

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AT&T, HEINZ & MELLON AMONG POSSIBLE SUITORS OF STEELERS DEAL

The Steelers "expect to unveil" a naming rights partner for their stadium by the end of ''99, according to Elliott & Tascarella of the PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES. Sources say that naming rights "conten

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12/02/99
CAN FIREMAN RE-ENERGIZE REEBOK AFTER THE LATEST DEPARTURE?

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12/02/99
MAKING A RACKET OVER A BRACKET: ISL PUSHES FOR CFA PLAYOFF

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12/02/99
SOME SKI EXECS FEEL INDUSTRY FACES MORE WOES THAN WEATHER

The ski industry, "once strong and confident," now "seems a bit shaken and more than a little concerned about its future," according to Scott Condon of the ASPEN TIMES, who wrote, "Loss of confidence

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FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL NOTES: Lions Vice Chair William Clay Ford Jr. and Palace Sports & Entertainment yesterday signed a joint operating agreement to purchase an AFL team to begin play in 2000. In Detroit, Curt Sylvest

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12/02/99
SYDNEY TICKETING SNAFU CAUSING GAMES SPONSORS ANGST

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