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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17

"Player's stock is rising!" means "Agent says stock is rising." "Player's stock is falling!" means "Rival agent says stock is falling." — Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) April 24, 2017 The LA Chargers' draft war room is in San Diego, the media room and draft party is in Anaheim and...

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Media Notes

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Yankees Structure Examined

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Gov't Offers To Cut Arena Loan

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Names In The News

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ESPN Offers New Rate Proposal

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Newark Arena Survey

A survey of 820 registered Newark voters released yesterday indicated that 61% opposed moving the Devils and Nets to downtown Newark, while just 21% of respondents said a move to Newark "is a good ide

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Marketplace Round-Up

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Ichiro vs. Godzilla In N.Y.

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