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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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MEDIA NOTES

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ARENA DUAL: FANS MAY BENEFIT FROM TWO ARENAS IN PHOENIX AREA

If the Coyotes get a new arena at Los Arcos Mall in Scottsdale, analysts "expect fierce competition between" Coyotes Owner Richard Burke and Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo, "who have not been able to get al

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USOC SPONSOR US WEST INKS CAMMI GRANATO THROUGH 2002

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SAN ANTONIO TOPS NC FOR PAN AM BID; WILL NEW ARENA BE KEY?

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ABC GETS $3M FOR ONE OF ITS FINAL 30-SECOND SUPER BOWL SPOTS

ABC has sold a 30-second spot for its broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIV for a "whopping" $3M, according to sources of Langdon Brockinton of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The buyer''s identity went "undisclo

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FOR REEBOK, WILL FRANCIS BE THE ANSWER TO THE ANSWER, MAN?

Reebok has inked a three-year endorsement deal with Rockets rookie G Steve Francis, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK, who reports that sources "close to" Francis said that he "would receive a ba

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OSCAR GOODMAN EVER THE OPTIMIST ON BRINGING TEAM TO VEGAS

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