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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 27 / 14

Baseball The Class AAA International League’s Indianapolis Indians promoted Randy Lewandowski to general manager. Basketball EKLUND The Atlanta Dream hired Ryan Eklund as di...

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