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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 16

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FanDuel CEO Addresses Future Of DFS

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Dolphins Donate More Than $5M To Cancer Center

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USOC Revokes Media Credentials For FloSports

The USOC has revoked Olympics and U.S. Olympic trials credentials for sports media startup FloSports for publishing video footage of several Olympics trials events. NBCUniversal owns exclusive rights to Olympics and team-selection events through '32. “After multiple infractions of us ...

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BMX Rider Enlists Sponsors For Video Series

BMX rider Nigel Sylvester, who does not compete in organized contests, has maintained a 10-year pro career by creating his own content and accruing sponsors, and most recently has had success with his "Go!" series of videos. Sylvester last summer reached out to his sponsors -- which includ ...

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SBJ In-Depth: The Education Issue

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“Who doesn’t want to come to Orlando. At some point, every player will bring their family to Orlando and Walt Disney World. Now they have an incentive to make the Pro Bowl and have the NFL pay them to” – Former NFLer Charles Woodson , on the Pro Bowl moving to Camping W ...

Bruin Sports Capital Acquires Deltatre

George Pyne ’s Bruin Sports Capital is getting into the video streaming business, having bought Italy-based deltatre, which provides streaming tech for leagues and TV networks and has deep ties in international soccer. Financial details are not publicly available. deltatre CEO & co-Founde ...

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