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Night Moves....Center Of Attention

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 14

Last night's 11:00pm ET edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led with highlights of Abilene Christian-Georgia St., followed by USC CB Josh Shaw admitting he lied about his story of saving his drowning nephew, and four MLB game reports. ESPN reported on the U.S. Open 45 minutes into the broadcast. Last...

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07/09/97
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07/08/97
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Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/08/97
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07/08/97
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STADIUM NOTES

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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