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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Franchises

04/16/98
FACILITY NOTES

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04/16/98
DON CHERRY TOO TART FOR BELL CANADA'S QUEBEC DIVISION

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Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

04/16/98
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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) unveiled a new, multimillion dollar national ad campaign yesterday, marking the sport''s inaugural awareness push. The campaign features the tagline

Tags: ESPN, NTRA, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

04/16/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Eastman Kodak, MLB, New York Yankees, Nike, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, YankeeNets

04/16/98
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Tags: Florida Panthers, Franchises

04/16/98
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Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, MLB, Sports in Society, Walt Disney

04/16/98
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/16/98
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04/16/98
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Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Franchises, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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