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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 05 / 16

"It's not hard to figure out." CBS CEO Leslie Moonves mentioning it pays NFL over $1 billion annually when asked how it got streaming rights — Joe Flint (@JBFlint) December 5, 2016 Sources: Reduction in meal money from $105 to $30 a day actually is net GAIN for players because the...

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12/05/16
Nitro World Games Returning Next June

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Tigers Need To Reduce Payroll By $20M

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