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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17

"Player's stock is rising!" means "Agent says stock is rising." "Player's stock is falling!" means "Rival agent says stock is falling." — Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) April 24, 2017 The LA Chargers' draft war room is in San Diego, the media room and draft party is in Anaheim and...

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IMG is in partnership talks with U.K.-based financial advisor KRAKEN, according to Matthew Goodman of the LONDON TIMES. One source said that IMG "wanted to be able to offer `Wall Street-style expertis

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MLB Not Rushing Expos Decision

MLB is "now targeting a period between late August and the end of the season" to decide on relocation for the Expos, according to sources cited by Eric Fisher of the WASHINGTON TIMES, who noted anothe

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, MLB

Selig Discusses All-Star Game

As tomorrow's All-Star Game at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field approaches, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig was interviewed by Ron Rapoport in Sunday's CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Selig, on the All-Star Game having "a

Tags: Baseball, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Philadelphia Phillies

MLB All-Star FanFest Report

The John Hancock All-Star FanFest opened Friday at McCormick Place in Chicago, and MLB officials are expecting 80,000-100,000 fans to pass through the gates over the five days. Last year, the five-day event drew approximately 87,000 to downtown Milwaukee’s Midwest Express Center. The ...

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Mob Ties Scare Off Purchase

Delaware North's agreement to purchase a 75% stake in Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland "fell apart last month" after Indianapolis-based Centaur "expressed worries" about the firm's '72 federal conviction

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CART Signs Deal With CBS

CART announced yesterday a time-buy deal with CBS to televise ten Champ Car World Series events in '04, up from seven races this season. Under the arrangement, CART produces each telecast, and CBS VP/

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BSkyB Dwarfing Premier Bidders

BSkyB "has made an audacious bid to secure exclusive rights to all Premier League football games and some re-runs for the ['04-07] seasons," according to the London TELEGRAPH's Robert Peston, who wrot

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Franchise Notes

In Oakland, Robert Gammon reported that the Raiders "caught the NFL by surprise" when they dropped their lawsuit against NFLP last week, one day before the trial was supposed to start. S.F.-based atto

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"We'd love to, but we can't." — DEI GM Ty Norris, paraphrasing what he told AT&T Wireless, which was interested in a team sponsorship before Nextel's deal with NASCAR (WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, 7/14

Media Notes

WHAT A RUSH! ESPN announced today that national talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh will join "NFL Sunday Countdown," debuting with the show's September 7 season premiere. Limbaugh will appear weekly

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