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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 16

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael writes it is " hard to be a boxing fan right now. " Rafael: "Too many fights we all want to see do not get made." Even when they sometimes get put together, it is "often torturous getting there," as it was with the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao  fight. Additionally, e...

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Hockey Company Closing Plants

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ESPN Mag Pulls Teenage Market

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NFL Is No Marketing Turkey

The NFL''s "Thanksgiving Classics" celebration kicked off yesterday with a special insert in the N.Y. Times and Boston Globe, and the 49ers sporting retro togs during their game against the Eagles on

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Vikings Reject On Campus Site

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Winterhawks' Financial Struggle

The Portland OREGONIAN reported that the WHL Portland Winter Hawks are "struggling to break even," while averaging 5,378 fans per game, the "lowest in 12 seasons." The Winter Hawks signed an agreement

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Cable Operators Need Speed

In a Beta Research survey asking 152 cable operators which channels they were "most likely to add to their systems over the next year," 71% said that they "were interested in carrying Speed Channel,"

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Fiesta Bowl Set For High $$$

The AP reported that the ''03 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, to be played January 3 for the national championship, "is expected to have the biggest economic impact in the game''s 21-year history," as officials

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Poll Shows Opinions On Augusta

In an ABC News/ESPN poll of American adults around Augusta National''s membership practices, 54% "oppose the policy and 39% support it," but those polled "believe that a private club has the right to

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Devils In Hot Water

The Devils'' franchise "faces a financial crisis and is looking for investors to pump in as much as $50 million so the team can pay its bills and cover projected losses," according to Futterman & Jord

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