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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 25 / 16

Sources indicated that Twitter is "planning to fire" about 8% of its workforce. The company "may eliminate about 300 people, the same percentage it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over" as CEO, though that number "could change." An announcement on the job cuts "may come before ...

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Tags: Baseball, ESPN, MLB, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Walt Disney

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Media Notes

TOUGH ASSIGNMENT: In AZ, Jim Gintonio writes ESPN''s coverage of Sunday''s Cardinals-Cubs game, after the death of Cardinals P Darryl Kile, "was a five-star performance. ... Both the game coverage and

Tags: Baseball, CBC, Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Hockey, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Montreal Canadiens, Media, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Walt Disney

Lowell Spinners To Add More Seats?

The BOSTON GLOBE''s Caroline Louise Cole reported that the Class-A NY-Penn League Lowell Spinners recently opened their seventh season and recorded their 88th consecutive sellout. Despite a $1 ticket

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Forbes' Celebrity 100 List

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Camden Yards Fundraisers

The traffic at Orioles games, the team''s four-straight losing seasons, the retirement of Cal Ripken Jr. and "the potential for Washington''s own major-league team as early as next spring have prompte

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Backlash Over MLB's Comic Ads

Watch MLB''s Home Run Derby Ad The TV spots promoting the MLB Home Run Derby and All-Star Game depicting baseball players as "overmuscled, superhuman comic book characters" that launched this weekend

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Suns Name Welts President

After "struggling last season on the court and at the ticket window," the Suns announced yesterday a restructuring of their front office and named former NBAP President Rick Welts as Suns President &

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Vikings, Univ. Close In On Deal

The Univ. of MN (UM) and the Vikings "moved a step closer to a joint agreement Monday when [UM] asked design companies to bid on the opportunity to plan a possible new stadium to house both football t

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