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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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VANCOUVER ENTERS THE CANADIAN 2010 OLYMPIC BID PROCESS

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Tags: IOC, Olympics

09/23/98
FACILITY NOTES

The development and construction of the Staples Center in L.A. is profiled by Stacy Kravetz of the WALL STREET JOURNAL''s "Property Report." The $350M project is "showing a tangible sign of new life,"

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09/23/98
NEW ANAHEIM GROUP GETS OK BY CITY TO RUN TO NFL DAYLIGHT

The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday "unanimously" voted to approve a bid to bring an NFL team back to Orange County, according to Marla Jo Fisher of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The proposal was presen

Tags: Franchises, NFL

09/23/98
AFL OWNER HOLLIS GODFREY ABOUT TO JOIN THE STRAY KATS

Hollis Godfrey, one of the co-Owners of the AFL Nashville Kats, has agreed to sell his 19.5% interest in the team, according to Charles Searcy of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. Godfrey is "believed to be i

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09/23/98
TURF DEBATE LEADS TO LAWSUIT AGAINST ASTROTURF MANUFACTURER

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09/23/98
SHARKS LOOK TO BUY CITY RINK AND RUN LOCAL CAROUSEL

The Sharks have plans to "take over operation of both the Ice Centre of San Jose and a new carousel" soon to open across the street from San Jose Arena, according to Barry Witt of the SAN JOSE MERCURY

Tags: Facilities, San Jose Sharks

09/23/98
SFX SAYS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO REVIEW MARQUEE ACQUISITION

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Tags: BSkyB, Clear Channel/SFX Sports, IMG

09/23/98
FIRST USA TOMAHAWKING ITS WAY ONTO FLORIDA STATE'S CAMPUS

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09/23/98
NIELSEN'S SPORTSQUEST TO OFFER NEW DATA ON SPORTS MARKETING

Nielsen Media Research has developed a new service for its Sports Marketing Research called SportsQuest, which will provide sports-marketing information based on weekly telephone surveys of people age

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09/23/98
ARE NBA PLAYERS STILL SINGING, "ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE"?

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