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PodcastOne To Distribute Audio Version Of "The Rich Eisen Show"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

PodcastOne will distribute "The Rich Eisen Show" starting Monday. The podcast, which will be an audio version of Eisen 's DirecTV show, will be available via iTunes, the PodcastOne app and the PodcastOne website. PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz said he became interested in Eisen once he saw the growth...

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LeBron James Producing "Becoming"

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The Daily's Hot Reads For Wednesday: A Pair Of Aces

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Brain Bank Finds CTE Increase In Former NFLers

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MLB Attendance Flat In '14

MLB attendance was relatively flat in ’14, with the league’s 30 teams averaging 30,458 fans per game compared to 30,515 per game last season. The league's total attendance of 73.74 million fans was MLB's seventh-best figure on record . The Mariners led all MLB clubs in gains in '14, u ...

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Minding My Business: Mariners' Joe Myhra

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UM President Disappointed In Handling Of QB Situation

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Jim Crane Committed To Rebuilding Astros

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NFL Pushes Ahead On Breast Cancer Initiatives

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