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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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SOMETHING'S COOKING IN DC? NFL MIGHT WANT COOKE TO OWN SKINS

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STERN TAKES FRIENDLY POKE AT BETTMAN IN TOP TEN NBA SLOGANS

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NO WAY, O'S SAY? MLB DELEGATION TO RETURN WITHOUT AGREEMENT

Orioles Owner Peter Angelos and the MLB delegation that is visiting Cuba "likely will return home today without a final agreement to stage the potentially historic" home-and- home exhibition series, a

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FACILITY NOTES

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MEDIA NOTES

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LEAGUE NOTES

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