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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 14

Golfer Michelle Wie posted this shot and wrote, "Doin a little rearranging at the airport newstand this morning... @GolfDigest "

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09/18/14
Universal Sports Signs Deal With NCTC

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09/18/14
Daily Digit....

67  – Number of times "Redskins" has been said by NFL broadcasters in the first two weeks of this season, versus 169 mentions of "Washington." That means the city name "was said more than two and a half times as often as 'Redskins.'" Through the first two weeks of the '13 season ...

09/18/14
France Reaquires Five Star Athlete Management

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Quick Hits....

“Once we get an ownership group in place, we’ll sit down with them and make a decision as to whether or not we’re going to keep that team operating in 2015 and beyond” – MLS Commissioner Don Garber , on Chivas USA ( AP, 9/18 ). "Pizza business is pretty good out h ...

09/18/14
NBC Has Sold 70-80% Of Super Bowl Ads

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09/18/14
Verizon CEO On Domestic Violence In NFL

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Buzzer Beaters....

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