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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

Our latest news feed will be delivered directly to your in-box every Saturday morning. SportsBusiness Saturday will provide insight into the week that was, show you what’s trending in the industry and provide links to our most-read stories of the week across SportsBusiness Daily/Journal/Global. It w...

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The NBA and NBPA resume talks today in N.Y. "in what is seen as a last chance to salvage an 82-game season," according to USA TODAY''s Roscoe Nance. If their "second bargaining session in five days do

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10/13/98
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10/13/98
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10/13/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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Tags: MLB, Seattle Mariners

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NHL TEAM NOTES: THRASHERS LAUNCH AD CAMPAIGN; PREDATORS OPEN

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Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, Franchises, Nashville Predators, NHL, Time Warner

10/13/98
AFC REALIGNMENT DISCUSSED; EISNER TAKES L.A. COLISEUM SIDE

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Tags: CBS, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Wild, New England Patriots, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/13/98
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Tags: ABC, CBS, MLS, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

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BASKETBALL MARKETING NOTES: NEW CARDS GO HIP-HOP IN MESSAGE

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