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Dodgers Switching Triple-A Affiliations, With Guber Buying RedHawks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 17 / 14

The Dodgers today will announce that they are "shifting their Triple-A affiliation to Oklahoma City," with Dodgers investor Peter Guber buying the PCL RedHawks. Sources pegged the sale price at $23-25M. The RedHawks "have been affiliated with the Astros the past four years, but the contract expire...

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Tags: ABC, CBS, Foot Locker/Venator Group, HBO, Indianapolis Colts, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Portland Trail Blazers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

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Tags: CBS, NFL, Pennzoil, Viacom

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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