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A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...
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The NHL "should consider" staging a game featuring the top 40 Canadian Hockey League prospects during its All-Star Weekend, according to Kostya Kennedy of SI. Kennedy: "The NHL dreads the logistical n
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Minnesota''s NHL expansion team unveiled its new name, the "Wild," along with its logo, including the official colors of Iron Range Red, Forest Green, Harvest Gold and Minnesota Wheat (Wild). In Minne
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N.C. State has "temporarily ditched" adidas sneakers for Nike following three foot injuries to Wolfpack players, according to Caulton Tudor of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. Coach Herb Sendek, who "has
The NFL''s new eight-year, $17.6B TV package was unanimously approved yesterday by league owners "who also were told to expect the player salary cap" to increase from $41.5M in ''97 to between $53M to