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Sport1 Looking To Renew Broadcast Rights Deal With MLB Beyond 2016 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 27 / 16

German sports network Sport1 is considering renewing its broadcast rights deal with MLB, capitalizing on the heightened interested in the ongoing World Series between Chicago and Cleveland. The network's current contract with the league will expire...

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CPL, Hero Sign Three-Year Extension

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Adidas To Sell Mitchell & Ness

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Liga MX Approves Of 10-Player Limit

Liga MX club owners voted on Monday in favor of a proposal "to limit the number of foreign-born players allowed in each matchday squad to 10," according to Tom Marshall of ESPN. The previous rule "allowed each team to field five foreigners and an unlimited number of naturalized Mexicans," but t ...

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NBC Touts Stellar EPL Season

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NBC Secures Rights To Royal Ascot

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