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          There is "a battle being waged" between Dolphins Owner
     Wayne Huizenga and the NFL over a 220-foot rotating ad sign
     directly behind one set of goal posts at Pro Player Stadium,
     according to Mike Freeman of the N.Y. TIMES.  Freeman: "It
     is not on the level of Jerry Jones and the NFL, because
     Huizenga cooperates with the league more than Jones.  But
     the result is the same: Huizenga does what he wants and the
     league isn't happy about it."  An NFL spokesperson said that
     the league has written to Huizenga, "citing its unhappiness
     with the placement of the advertising."  The NFL reportedly
     also told the team "that no advertisements can be placed at
     field level."  The situation is being "closely watched by
     many in the league," and fact, "many observers expect" the
     league to soon fine the Dolphins (N.Y. TIMES, 9/14).  
          AMBUSHED: In Toronto, William Houston reported that TSN
     execs are "upset" over the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats selling a
     sign advertisement to a sports TV "rival."  The ad in
     Hamilton's Ivor Wynne Stadium promotes the cable service
     Headline Sports, and is "visible" on TV broadcasts.  TSN,
     which carries 40 CFL games, wants the ad removed, but
     Houston wrote the Tiger-Cats "[need] the money."  The matter
     is before the league.  The ad space is "rumored" to have
     been sold for C$12,000 (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 9/13).

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