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Momentum Builds For NFL Franchise In London As TV Deals, Fan Base Continue To Grow

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 15

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's goal of a London-based NFL franchise "is well-known, but by no means is it a forgone conclusion," according to Melissa Jacobs of the London GUARDIAN. But the signs of success "are increasingly there." The league will again play three games in London this season, but ...

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Adidas Makes Waves With Shoe Hires

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Gene Haas' F1 Team To Based In N.C.

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Bettman Talks World Cup, Olympics

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Leiweke: NBA Could Have Scored More

The NBA could have secured more money from its blockbusting media rights deal had it not stayed loyal to existing partners and opened it up to Google and other new media providers, according to Tim Leiweke, the outgoing CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Disney and Turner have just signed ...

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UEFA Looking To Stage U.S. Tournaments

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FBI Probed Threats Against Malcolm Glazer

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John Oliver Talks '22 Winter Olympics

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Jamaica Sport Launches In Kingston

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F1 Schedules Mexico City Watch Party

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UFC Prepping For Mexico City Fight

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