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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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04/16/98
MARK O'MEARA LOOKS TO CASH IN ON HIS WIN AT THE MASTERS

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04/16/98
"GO BABY GO": NTRA LAUNCHES $10M-PLUS MARKETING CAMPAIGN

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Tags: ESPN, NTRA, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

04/16/98
THE CELTS' LUCKY CHARM: PITINO COULD BE WORTH EVERY DOLLAR

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Franchises

04/16/98
FACILITY NOTES

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04/16/98
BOND BUYER'S STADIUM & ARENA FINANCE CONFERENCE APRIL 27-29

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Tags: Classified Advertisements, Walt Disney

04/16/98
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: AFL, Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBC, New York Knicks, Media, Sportvision, TBS/TNT, Toronto Raptors

04/16/98
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Tags: CHL, Media

04/16/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

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