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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Cohon builds cultural identity for CFL

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 15 / 14

When Mark Cohon interviewed for the commissioner’s job at the Canadian Football League seven years ago, he closed with a caveat born of his early-career experiences at Major League Baseball, where the owners ousted Fay Vincent, and the NBA, where, at least publicly, they followed David Stern i...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: Rivalry fuels college hoops

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SportsBusiness Daily: UFC Signs Deal With Ticketmaster

The UFC has signed on as the latest sports property to make Ticketmaster its preferred ticket resale outlet, joining the NFL and NBA. The deal, expected to be announced today, will allow those who purchased their initial tickets through Ticketmaster to resell them by cancelling and reissuing bar cod ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Election 2012: The sports battleground

Writers David Broughton and Bill King on how political campaigns have spent their money in sports. I n the weeks leading up to the Republican National Convention, viewers in Tampa who tuned in to the Summer Olym ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Daily Global: Telemundo Scores Leon Rights

Comcast-owned Spanish language network Telemundo followed through on a promise to remain a player for Mexican league soccer on Friday, landing multi-platform U.S. rights to Club Leon, a historically popular team that was promoted to the first division for ‘12-13. The acquisition comes six week ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Univision's sports play

The head of America’s latest startup sports network stepped onto the patio of his Miami office, out into the thick air that lingered after a tropical storm. “I’ve been talking too long without a cigarette,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, who three months ago left his job as ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Key players in Hispanic TV

■ Univision The dominant player in Hispanic media launched a 24-hour sports network in April. While not yet available on Time Warner, Comcast or DirecTV, the channel will make a strong push for broader distribution behind a heavy rotation of Mexican soccer. On the air: Mexican soccer, ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Telemundo Lands U.S. Rights To León

Comcast-owned Spanish-language network Telemundo followed through on a promise to remain a player for Mexican league soccer this afternoon, landing multi-platform U.S. rights to Club León, a historically popular team that was promoted to the first division for '12-13. The acquisition comes si ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Industry Salary Survey

As he tracks back through a decade as head of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon, which annually produces about 20 MBA graduates who specialize in sports, Paul Swangard has little trouble identifying the alumni who went to work for pro franchises. “I can literall ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Charter school fund finds its champion

Andre Agassi sat at the front of a first-grade class at a recently opened Philadelphia charter school, asking as many questions as he answered. How are you going to make yourself better? How many of you think you are going to college? Where? ...

Tags: Sports in Society

SportsBusiness Daily: UFC To Expand Fighters' Health Insurace

The UFC will expand the health insurance it extended to its fighters last year to include pre-existing injuries and conditions, a decision that the company says will increase premiums it pays for the  approximately 400 fighters it employs globally by about 60%. UFC Chair & CEO Lorenzo ...

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