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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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Spurs Sign Competing Sponsor

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Red Sox Create Waiting List

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Racquet Club Using Sharapova

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Grizzlies Project Tix Sales Bump

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The federal grand jury investigating BALCO Founder Victor Conte has subpoenaed the results of drug tests performed on MLB players last season. While the results have not yet been turned over, the MLBP

Bowlen Testifies In Broncos Trial

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen testified during the Broncos ownership trial yesterday that Hambledon Estates Limited — a family holding company he shared with his siblings — "never took an ownersh

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Top-Flite Unveils New Strategy

Top-Flite Golf, which markets its namesake brand and Ben Hogan brand, "will take a two-pronged, $19[M] approach to marketing in 2004, with Top-Flite balls getting the bulk of funding to support a retu

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