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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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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 The DETROIT NEWS’ Joanne Gerstner wrote, “ Women rule in Hockeytown – and the NHL.  The league estimates that close to 40[%] of its fan base is female, the highest following for any major pro sport.  The Red Wings also have noticed a strong female following, lead ...

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Marketplace Round-Up

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National Sports Forum Web Site

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AAU Eyes Internal Investigation

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Sports On The Web

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