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The Warriors, Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta , and Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert are among the new owners welcomed into the upper echelon of American esports by Riot Games, winning bids to join the reconstituted North American League of Legends Championship Series starting next year. Riot has announ...

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Final Weekend Nielsen Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from weekend sports events (THE DAILY).

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12/17/04
Affils Agree To Chip In For "MNF"

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

12/17/04
Pedro Opens Doors For Mets

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Tags: Baseball, Franchises, New York Mets, New York Yankees

12/17/04
Nike's Profitable Trend Continues

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Tags: Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Converse, Denver Nuggets, Finance, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, Nike

12/17/04
Chargers Camping In Backyard

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Tags: Facilities, Football, Home Depot, San Diego Chargers

12/17/04
Racy Midway Game In Works

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12/17/04
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12/17/04
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12/17/04
Quiksilver Posts Record Sales

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