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Sean McManus

CBS Sports chairman

McManus, 58, runs a conservative but steady shop, with long-term deals in place with the NFL (through 2022) and the PGA Tour ('21), as well as the most extensive and far-reaching network-cable sports deal ever created: a partnership with Turner Sports to air the NCAA men's basketball tournament through '24. Like Lazarus, though, McManus's upward mobility depends on his expanding his net's recently rebranded 24/7 cable channel, the CBS Sports Network.
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