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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...

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The NFL set a record for opening weekend attendance by drawing 985,510 for 15 games. The league was hoping to top one million in paid attendance for the first time ever (NFL)....In Dallas, Keith Gave

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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ANALYSTS CALL CBS THE BIG WINNER IN NFL'S WEEK ONE RATINGS

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09/09/98
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THE RUN AT 62: BIG MAC NOT READY TO TELL ALL TO ANYONE

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