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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 05 / 15

“Normally, in the third round, the third day of a draft, we're showing fans, diehards asleep in the fourth level of Radio City Music Hall. Now there were a quarter of a million people strolling around Grant Park” – NFL Network’s Rich Eisen , on the NFL Draft in Chicago this ...

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12/03/98
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12/03/98
EYES OF THE WORLD: TAYLOR MADE INKS PACT WITH CBS PLUS

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Tags: CBS, Viacom, Washington Nationals

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., MLB, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Raycom Sports, Media

12/03/98
PAY PER GOAL? REAL MADRID TO BECOME SECOND PPV SOCCER TEAM

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DOES IMS HAVE A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS: F-1 TO INDY IN 2000

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Formula One, IMG, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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JUST RE-DO IT: FOX SPORTS HAS NIKE RE-INVENTING ITSELF AGAIN

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Tags: Franchises, New England Patriots

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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: NBA PLAYERS BECOME ROAD WARRIORS

NBA players are "going on the road ... to bolster sales of signature basketball shoes," according to USA TODAY''s Melanie Wells. 76ers G Allen Iverson has made store appearances in N.Y., Baltimore, Ch

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