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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 15

A construction worker this morning was "being treated for a severe head injury" after metal scaffolding fell on him at the site of the Falcons' new stadium ( AJC.com, 7/1 ). Universal Sports Network today announced a multiyear distribution deal with Suddenlink. As of today, the net will be ava...

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The Canadian Radio-TV and Telecom Commission (CRTC) approved CTV''s C$490M bid for NetStar Friday, but told CTV that it must sell SportsNet "within the year," according to William Houston of the Toron

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NFL TEAM NOTES: BENSON SAYS SUPERDOME TALKS ARE BREWING

Saints Owner Tom Benson was interviewed in Sunday''s New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE and said the high "cost of doing business" in the NFL is a growing concern to him. Benson: "Just the cost of doing busin

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COCA-COLA, ABC/ESPN ENTER TWO-YEAR, $20M-PLUS MARKETING DEAL

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IMG TEED OFF BY MERCEDES' USE OF TIGER WOODS IN GOLF AD

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ROCKETS READY TO HEAR, "HOUSTON, WE ARE GO FOR LAUNCH"?

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MEDIA NOTES

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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BREAKERS AWAY: OWNERS TO DISCUSS NEW ANTI-VIOLENCE STRATEGY

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