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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

Let's just say there are a lot of people unhappy that medical info on Matt Kemp got out publicly. All sorts of confidentiality issues there — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 18, 2014 While YES and NYCFC announce partnership deal at presser, YES is showing Yankees Maga...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NCAA

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Hollis Concerned By Booze-Heavy Gamedays

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Tags: Colleges

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Chargers Staying In San Diego Next Year

The Chargers last night announced they would stay at Qualcomm Stadium in '15, likely ruling out NFL relocation to L.A. for next year. That is because the Chargers have been public that they consider L.A. part of their market, and it is highly unlikely the club would make the move without the confide ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, San Diego Chargers

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Current, Former Fighters Sue UFC

A current UFC fighter and two former competitors "have filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization, alleging an illegal monopoly that limits fighter earnings," according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. TIMES. Attorneys said that the suit "was filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose" on ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC

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White Sox' Tix Sales Spike Spurs More Moves

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Tags: Franchises, Chicago White Sox, MLB

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Alexi Lalas Leaves ESPN For Fox Sports

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Tags: Fox, Media, ESPN

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Sprint Dropping NASCAR Title Sponsorship After '16

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR, Sprint

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Year In Review Intro

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Tags: Year End

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USOC Decides To Bid For '24 Games

The USOC "has thrown a hat in the ring" for the '24 Games, but its BOD yesterday "unanimously decided to go only so far as to say there will be a U.S. candidate" in either L.A., S.F., Boston or DC, according to Philip Hersh of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The decision to bid follows yesterday's meeting in R ...

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