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Warriors' Kevin Durant Embracing Investments In Silicon Valley Startups, Fewer Endorsements

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 17

Since signing with the Warriors, KEVIN DURANT has "become a fixture in powerful" Silicon Valley circles, "breaking bread with, receiving intel from, and sometimes coinvesting" beside execs like Apple CEO TIM COOK and VC firms like Andreessen Horowitz, according to a cover story by Jon Steinberg ...

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SBJ's World Congress Of Sports

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Executive Transactions

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ADT Extends AFL Sponsorship

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Cavs, Indians Extend Leases

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Franchise Notes

Hoping to "cash in quickly on the signing of" C Ivan Rodriguez to a four-year, $40M deal, Tigers Senior VP/Business Affairs Jim Stapleton said, "We're having 30-second TV spots and print ads focusing"

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Super Bowl Advertising Reax

While Janet Jackson's halftime performance appears to be the Super Bowl's biggest story, many columnists and industry experts are still finding time to talk about Super Bowl advertising. STILL TUNING

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Glazer Eyeing ManU Takeover

Buccaneers Owner Malcolm Glazer, who owns 14.3% of Manchester United valued at US$174.5M, approached an English investment banker before Christmas "about the possibility of launching a takeover of Man

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Investors Buy Into WNBA Team

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