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THE PRICE OF WINNING

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MARK CUBAN: PITTSBURGH’S DREAM OWNER

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Mark Cuban has been dubbed “the fans’ dream (come true).” And, it’s easy to see why. Cuban, the self-made billionaire and current owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise, is the only professional sports owner who truly is a fan – or should we say fanatical? – of his respective team and sport. His style is...

SLEEPING IN SEATTLE

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April 1, 2003: Without the help of a noisy alarm clock, barking dogs or a hotel wake-up call, both Ken Macha and Bob Melvin were wide awake before the sun came up in Oakland. That’s what happens when you get your first managerial job in Major League Baseball. Macha and Melvin, both tired but too anxious to sleep, spent the morning doing busy work...

AT AGE 72, MCKEON IS HERE TO SAVE THE FISH

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Monday was a travel day for the Marlins. Florida manager Jack McKeon used the flight from San Francisco to Pittsburgh to plot his strategy for September — and if McKeon gets his way – – October and a National League Wild Card slot. When the plane lands in Pittsburgh, McKeon will need to re-charge the Marlins. They have lost 5 of...

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