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Braves Expected To Name Development Team For Mixed-Use Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

The Braves as soon as this week are expected to announce a "deal with the development team that will oversee" a $400M mixed-use development near their new Cobb County ballpark. Sources said that the club "will tap a joint venture team" that includes Fuqua Development, Pope & Land Enterprise...

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, MasterCard, NHL, PGA Tour, Walt Disney, Wendys

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NIKE'S KNIGHT RESPONDS TO CONGRESSIONAL CRITICISM

Nike Chair Phil Knight "defended his company''s labor practices" yesterday in a letter to congressional critics, and "extended an invitation for members of Congress to tour the facilities to see for t

Tags: Nike

11/20/97
WELCOME TO HIS SPORTS BAR, LET'S HOPE HE WON'T SCARE YOU

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11/20/97
ESPN SPORTSZONE LETS BROWSERS SELECT TOP SPORTS NEWSMAKER

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Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

11/20/97
SONICS AIM TO SHOW THE SOFTER SIDE OF ITS PAYTON PLACE

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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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STERN LIGHTENS UP ON POSSIBLE LEAFS/RAPTORS PARTNERSHIP

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Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

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