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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 12:20 am EDT - WTOP

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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 12:20 am EDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for “massive tax cuts and reform.” The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to ...

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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 pm EDT - WTOP

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:46

Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 pm EDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania are attending a gala at the Embassy of Kuwait benefiting the U.N. refugee agency. Melania Trump is being honored by the Kuwait-American Foundation at a dinner benefiting the United ...

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Event Notes: Aintree Racecourse To Hold 'Celebration Of Merseyside Sport' - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:00

Event Notes: Aintree Racecourse To Hold 'Celebration Of Merseyside Sport'
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Aintree Racecourse will be presenting a " Celebration of Merseyside Sport " for Grand National Thursday at next year's Grand National Festival. The "newly-renamed Grand National Thursday -- A Day for Champions" will celebrate the "many successes of ...

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Rugby Football Union Considering Additional Security Measures At Twickenham - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:00

Rugby Football Union Considering Additional Security Measures At Twickenham
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The Rugby Football Union confirmed it is "considering installing concrete bollards and other permanent barriers around Twickenham stadium in order to prevent future terror attacks at the home of English rugby," according to Rory O'Callaghan of SKY ...

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Football Notes: FIFA To Pay $600000 To Help Cover Travel Costs For WC Playoff Matches - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:00

Football Notes: FIFA To Pay $600000 To Help Cover Travel Costs For WC Playoff Matches
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FIFA will pay $600,000 to help teams travel to two intercontinental World Cup playoffs next month. It will contribute $150,000 each toward travel costs for the football federations of Australia, Honduras, New Zealand and Peru . There are "no direct ...

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Marketplace Roundup: UEFA Announces Global Deal With Booking.com - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:00

Marketplace Roundup: UEFA Announces Global Deal With Booking.com
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UEFA and Booking.com announced a four-year global partnership for all UEFA national team football competitions from '18-22. Booking.com will be the official accommodation and attractions booking partner for all events, including Euro 2020. With ten ...

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FIA Told To Introduce Whistleblowing System To Prevent Corruption - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:59

FIA Told To Introduce Whistleblowing System To Prevent Corruption
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Formula 1's governing body was "advised to introduce a whistleblowing system to prevent corruption" following an investigation by Deloitte, according to Christian Sylt for the London INDEPENDENT. FIA has been "slow off the mark in this respect compared ...

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Mountain West Studying Possible Move Of Basketball Tourney To San Diego In '20 - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Mountain West Studying Possible Move Of Basketball Tourney To San Diego In '20
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Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson said that a subcommittee is "investigating various options" for the '20 men's basketball tournament, one of which is bringing it to San Diego State's Viejas Arena for "one and possibly three years," ...

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Immortals Reportedly Denied League Of Legends Spot; Echo Fox To Gain Entry - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Immortals Reportedly Denied League Of Legends Spot; Echo Fox To Gain Entry
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Esports franchise Immortals has been "informed that its application to participate" in the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NALCS) has "been denied, while esports franchise Echo Fox has been accepted and will receive a permanent ...

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Sources: Nike "Extensively Reviewing" How LeBron James' Jersey Tore In Season Opener - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Sources: Nike "Extensively Reviewing" How LeBron James' Jersey Tore In Season Opener
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Nike execs are "extensively reviewing" why the back of Cavaliers F LeBron James' jersey "split down the middle" during Tuesday night's Celtics-Cavs NBA regular season opener, according to sources cited by Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. When Celtics F ...

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StubHub's Q3 Revenue Up 5%, Aided By International Growth, Early NHL Sales - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

StubHub's Q3 Revenue Up 5%, Aided By International Growth, Early NHL Sales
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StubHub during its Q3 that ended Sept. 30 generated $275M in revenue, up 5% from the comparable period last year, according to earnings released late yesterday by corporate parent eBay. The company also posted $1.2B in gross sales, up 2%. The eBay ...

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Executive Transactions - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Executive Transactions
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DraftKings named Dish Network Exec VP, General Counsel & Secretary R . STANTON DODGE Chief Legal Officer ( DraftKings )....TPC Sawgrass named Liberty National Golf Club Managing Dir DEREK SPRAGUE GM. Sprague served as PGA of America ...

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NFL Franchise Notes: Rams' Planned Uniform Changes Won't Happen Before '19 - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

NFL Franchise Notes: Rams' Planned Uniform Changes Won't Happen Before '19
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In L.A., Vincent Bonsignore notes the "major changes" to the Rams' uniforms representing their move back to L.A. will not happen until '19 and possibly '20 to "coincide with the opening of their new stadium in Inglewood." By NFL rule, uniform changes ...

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Landon Donovan Considering Possible Run For US Soccer President In '18 - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Landon Donovan Considering Possible Run For US Soccer President In '18
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Former USMNT player Landon Donovan is "seriously considering running for U.S. Soccer President," according to Grant Wahl of SI.com. Donovan has been "asked by a number of respected figures in American soccer to contemplate running." They are ...

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Kentucky Getting Regular PGA Tour Stop With Relocated Barbasol Championship In '18 - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Kentucky Getting Regular PGA Tour Stop With Relocated Barbasol Championship In '18
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The PGA Tour will be "making a regular stop in Central Kentucky when the Barbasol Championship begins play next year at Keene Trace Golf Club's Champions Trace course in Nicholasville," according to Jared Peck of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER.

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Crew Owner Calls Austin "Best Untapped Market" For MLS; Leaves Columbus Door Open - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

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Crew Owner Calls Austin "Best Untapped Market" For MLS; Leaves Columbus Door Open
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Crew Chair Anthony Precourt spent yesterday "extolling the virtues" of Austin as a potential MLS market, but "kept the door slightly ajar for Columbus if it agrees to build a new stadium," according to Kevin Lyttle of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN.
Could Austin support a $175M pro soccer stadium? 'That's why we're here,' says owner of Columbus CrewAustin Business Journal

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Names In The News - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Names In The News
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Lightning RW J.T. BROWN will "no longer raise his [fist] as a protest during the national anthem before games." He will instead "continue a more hands-on approach in the community in an attempt to raise awareness and understanding of issues he believes ...

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Source: Trip To World Series, Extra Home Games Could Help Dodgers Break Even - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Source: Trip To World Series, Extra Home Games Could Help Dodgers Break Even
SportsBusiness Daily
A return to the World Series for the Dodgers -- who have not played in the Fall Classic since '88 -- likely would "erase years of red ink," according to Josh Kosman of the N.Y. POST. A source said the Dodgers "might be close to break even” thanks to ...

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Spurs' Popovich Thanks Fans For Accepting Team's Video, Linked Arms After Anthem - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

Spurs' Popovich Thanks Fans For Accepting Team's Video, Linked Arms After Anthem
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich "singled out the fans" at AT&T Center last night for "cheering when a message espousing equality, social justice and freedom of speech flashed on the JumboTron after the national anthem," according to Tom Orsborn of the SAN ...

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NBA Marketing Notes: Pelicans' Anthony Davis Agrees To Multiyear Extension With Nike - SportsBusiness Daily

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:33

NBA Marketing Notes: Pelicans' Anthony Davis Agrees To Multiyear Extension With Nike
SportsBusiness Daily
ESPN.com's Nick DePaula reported Pelicans F Anthony Davis and Nike "agreed to a multi-year shoe deal extension before the season." Davis' Air Max Dominate shoes this season "feature a custom tongue icon with his name, unibrow logo, 'Chi / IL' ...

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Chris Kunitz scored in double-overtime, his second goal of the game, lifted the Penguins over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
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Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates Friday announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Shane Baz, the 12th overall selection in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
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Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
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