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StubHub Sues Warriors, Ticketmaster Over Resale Restrictions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

StubHub yesterday filed a federal antitrust suit against Ticketmaster and the Warriors, alleging the pair illegally conspired to force season-ticket holders of the NBA team to only use a Ticketmaster-powered market for ticket resale and restrict consumer choice. The lawsuit claims listings of Warrio...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fox rebrands, updates recruiting site

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bleacher sale: Another indie hit

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SportsBusiness Daily: Olympics Help NBC Jump In ComScores

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SportsBusiness Daily: Globetrotters Sign Deal With The Whistle

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SportsBusiness Daily: Citi Field ASG Economic Impact Projected At $200M

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Tags: Events and Attractions, New York Mets, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Minor League Crowds Up 1.6% From '11

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SportsBusiness Daily: Phillies' Sellout Streak Ends At 257 Games

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SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Sports Buying Bleacher Report

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