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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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Papa John's Sponsoring Bengals

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Comcast Center Is Now Xfinity Center

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BofA, Hendrick Extend Sponsorship

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SBD/SBJ Podcast: Monday's Highlight

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Tweet Pic Of The Day....

ESPN's Kaylee Hartung posted this image of a fishing outing with fellow SEC Network on-air personalities Tim Tebow , Marcus Spears and Joe Tessitore (listed bow to stern). Hartung wrote, "SEC Nation team bonding. Stay tuned."

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Quick Hits....

“There’s going to be a discrepancy on what schools can give. … The thing I worry about is does this end up being a recruiting tool” – Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez , on cost-of-attendance scholarship upgrades for student-athletes ( MADISON.com, 7/28 ). "For us the w ...

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Daily Download....

Trail Blazers G Damian Lillard and Bulls G Derrick Rose promote adidas' upcoming "BOOST" technology in this new spot.

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Channel Surf....

Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw will appear on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35pm ET.

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