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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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Inaugural Canada Sports Forum

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'03 Int'l Festival Of Racing Handle

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Kobe Bryant Media Monitor

THE DAILY continues "Kobe Monitor," which charts television's treatment of the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case. The following is a sampling of the coverage, with the focus on primetime and morning pro

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Executive Transactions

BOARD MOVE: CART confirmed that ROBERT BIGGS has resigned from the BOD. Biggs cited "personal circumstances" as the reason for his resignation (CART). OLYMPICS: The IOC named KELLY FAIRWEATHER as Spor

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Chargers Unveil Qualcomm Plans

The Chargers yesterday released details of their redevelopment plan for Qualcomm Stadium and, in exchange for building a $400M stadium without taxpayer money, want the city of San Diego to "give them

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