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Yahoo Announces Plans To Develop Daily Fantasy Game To Rival FanDuel, DraftKings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 22 / 15

Yahoo during its earnings report last night indicated that it is developing a daily fantasy game that will debut this summer, placing the company in direct competition against established operators FanDuel and DraftKings. Already a major player in traditional fantasy sports, Yahoo has been silent fo...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Meeting Highlights

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SportsBusiness Daily: TBS Gets Rights To New MLB Wild Card Games

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SportsBusiness Daily: Citi Field Formally Named ASG Host

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Unveils New Initiatives At Upfront

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN To Stress Social Media In Upfront

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SportsBusiness Daily: Beane Talks Objective Decision Making

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Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: For Citi, All-Star is almost official

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SportsBusiness Daily: 2k Sports Names Winner In "MLB 2K12" Challenge

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB.com Jumps To Fifth In April ComScore Ranks

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