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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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OAKLEY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT, REPORTS REVENUE INCREASE

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02/17/99
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02/17/99
IS CNBC'S GOLF PLAN ON PAR, OR WILL STRATEGY EARN A BOGEY?

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02/17/99
FACILITY NOTES

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02/17/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

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SHOE FETISH: NIKE UPS AD BUDGET $50M; CONVERSE HAS NEW SOUL

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02/17/99
OPPOSITION GROUP QUESTIONS BALLPARK'S FINANCES & PROGRESS

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02/17/99
QUOKKA SPORTS SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR PRODUCER POSITIONS

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02/17/99
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL: NFL TO MOVE AHEAD W/OUT ROSKI OR OVITZ?

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02/17/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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