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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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NASCAR DEAL, III: A BREAKDOWN OF WHERE THE MONEY GOES

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RANGERS UNVEIL NEW TICKET PLAN: HIGH-END SEAT PRICES UP

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ADRIAEN'S LANDING MAKEOVER MAY LEAD TO NEW ARENA IN HARTFORD

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ROOF-GATE: M'S, PFD FEUD BOILS OVER AFTER SAFECO MALFUNCTION

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