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Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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NBC Sports places bet on horse racing

04 / 21 / 14

NBC Sports is doubling down on horse racing and will broadcast 11 racing programs in the next few months with a spot in one of 14 races at this year’s Breeders’ Cup at stake. The package of races, labeled as The Breeders’ Cup C...

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Biz woes reach golfers

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Biz woes reach golfers

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10/05/98
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Tags: AEG, ESPN, Fox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, News Corp, Sacramento Kings, Staples

10/05/98
2002 Olympic budget tops $1.43 billion

The Salt Lake Organizing Committee has unveiled a $1.435 billion budget for the 2002 Winter Games, which includes $859 million in sponsorship revenue, said John Krimsky Jr., CEO of Olympic Properties of the United States. "It is a balanced budget," Krimsky said. The budget is about $400 milli ...

10/05/98
2002 Olympic budget tops $1.43 billion

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09/28/98
King-Tyson purse deal to be probed

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Tags: Don King Productions Inc.

09/28/98
Tyson camp ready for the next round

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Tags: NKS Management Inc., Showtime

09/28/98
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Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., ESPN, Pilson Communications, Showtime, Time Warner

09/28/98
Delta Center owner mulls Olympic changes

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Tags: MillerCoors, NBA, NHL, Utah Jazz

09/21/98
Karl Malone blamed for ticket slump

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