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Volume 22 No. 35
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The Market

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Michael Buffer

DAZN (“Da Zone”) is getting ready to rumble in the streaming business and signed the iconic ring announcer to his first network deal. DAZN, a $9.99-per-month streaming service, launches Sept. 22 with a heavyweight title bout in London between champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Alexander Povetkin.





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Philadelphia summer

The 76ers didn’t get LeBron James, Paul George or Kawhi Leonard and missed on luring reigning NBA Executive of the Year Daryl Morey away from Houston. The Phillies lost out on Manny Machado. Even Eagles QB Nick Foles saw his book start to tumble down the New York Times bestseller list last week.



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Bill Beekman

Michigan State’s new athletic director was promoted from interim status after the school’s interim president had vowed to make an outside hire. Will Beekman be enough of a change agent for a scandal-plagued department still reeling from the Larry Nassar disgrace?