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Media reporter  Joe Flint : "Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the LA Times for five great years." Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot : "For Johny Manziel's final team period today, the Beastie Boys' 'Fight for your right to party' blared...

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04/06/98
PAUL ALLEN MAY REMOVE SOME ROSES FROM THE BLAZERS' GARDEN

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Tags: Franchises, Portland Trail Blazers, Vulcan Ventures

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media

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Tags: American Airlines, Marriott, NCAA, People and Pop Culture

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Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, LPGA, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NFL, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney, WNBA

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