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MLB's Rob Manfred Addresses MASN Dispute As Owners Meeting Ends

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred concluded his first set of owners meetings this afternoon, and he firmly stood behind the league’s position in the ongoing MASN media rights dispute. The league, Nationals, and the Orioles-controlled RSN are all awaiting a ruling from Judge Lawrence Marks in th...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Media Creates Digital Draft Product

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