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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 21 / 17

FRIDAY MSG Network will telecast "Bob Wolff: A Golden Garden Anniversary" at 10:00pm ET, with another airing Saturday at 11:00pm. The hour-long special was produced in '05 by MSG Net to celebrate Wolff's 50-year association with MSG. The special features interview footage with Wolff, Bob Costa...

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In N.Y., Mark Everson reports that the NHL has “told its teams they must pay full salary to players injured this season who remain injured during the expected lockout next September.” Uninjured players “will go unpaid for the length” of a work stoppage. The NHL also “authorizes teams to require ...

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NFL Floating TV Proposals

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Sabres' Losses Could Hit $10M

Deep Playoff Run May Not Keep Sabres From Loss Sabres President Larry Quinn Thursday said that his team could lose up to $10M this season and that they are “unlikely to turn a profit even if they make an extended playoff run,” accordin ...

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Executive Transactions

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HBO Report Angers Brewers

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University Suing Italian Company

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