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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 20 / 15

Red was the dominant color in Cincinnati, with a sprinkling of Royals blue. Photo by: MLB PHOTOS Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game seemed like the appropriate time to as...

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World Congress of Sports: Reception

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Silver lines up input for media talks

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NHL shifts focus to ’15 Stadium Series

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NHL Winter Classic nets $20 million

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Hall looks to big ’14

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Michigan aims to set Classic standard

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Gallagher joins Super Bowl L committee

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In NY/NJ, talk about the weather

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Small-payroll teams rise to MLS Cup

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Milestone for March of Dimes event

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