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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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Lance's Finish Goes Flat On OLN

CBS earned a 2.2/5 overnight Nielsen rating for its taped highlight coverage of yesterday’s final stage of the Tour de France, which was Lance Armstrong’s sixth consecutive Tour de France win, down 8%

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Lance To Race Towards Seven?

Lance Armstrong won his sixth straight Tour de France yesterday amid reports that he is considering not competing in next year’s event. When Discovery Communications signed on to replace the U.S. Post

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Facility Notes

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Tags: Basketball, Cincinnati Bengals, Facilities, Football, Motorsports, NBA, New York Jets, Sacramento Kings

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NASCAR Protecting Sponsors

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Motorsports, NASCAR

07/26/04
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Commissioners In The News

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Williams' Decision Stuns Miami

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