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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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HOUSTON EXECS TAKE ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO NFL TEAM?

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OH WHAT A NIGHT! WNBA OPENS TO LARGE GATE AND STAR APPEAL

The WNBA''s third season tipped off last night with four games, including a sellout crowd of 20,674 at the MCI Center for Mystics F Chamique Holdsclaw''s pro debut against the Sting. In DC, Michael Wi

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06/11/99
THE INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY: DAVID HILL TOP FOX BOSS

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TALES FROM BOTH ENDS OF THE SPORTS MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Tags: ABC, And 1, MasterCard, Walt Disney

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A FINE MESS: MAVERICKS, KINGS PENALIZED BY NBA FOR JOYRIDES

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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SOME EXTRA CORN ON THE COBB FOR TEX: JURY AWARDS DAMAGES

After deliberating for "more than eight hours," a Nashville jury awarded boxer Randall "Tex" Cobb $8.5M in compensatory damages for his libel suit against Sports Illustrated, according to Tucker & Kla

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06/11/99
MEDIA NOTES

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