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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...

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LEAGUE NOTES

MLB: For its 30 Opening Days, MLB drew 1,349,544 fans, for an average of 44,985 per game. That was second only to the record set in ''93 and was 158,459 more than the ''97 total of 1,191,085. This sea

Tags: Cablevision, Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, MLB, New York Knicks, Toyota

04/14/98
"THE BIG ONE" OPENS; NIKE RUNS CLIPS ON BIZ WEB SITE

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Nike

04/14/98
KAZAAM! SHAQ WANTS TO DIRECT NEXT PEPSI SPOT; SPIKE-D HEAT

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Tags: Miami Heat, NBA, PepsiCo

04/14/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Dallas Stars, Milwaukee Bucks, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Texas Rangers

04/14/98
JURY RULES AGAINST NBA, AWARDS FEMALE REFEREE $7.85M IN SUIT

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

04/14/98
CASTROL RETURNS TO NHRA SPONSORSHIP AFTER NINE YEARS AWAY

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Tags: Facilities, NHRA, R J Reynolds

04/14/98
AGENT SAYS ALBERT IN TALKS REGARDING A RETURN TO SPORTS WORK

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Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, NBA, Media

04/14/98
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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Colorado Avalanche, NHL, Pittsburgh Steelers

04/14/98
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Tags: ABC, AEG, Cablevision, CBS, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Galaxy, Miami Heat, MLS, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

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Tags: MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, Wilson Sporting Goods, YankeeNets

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