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  • EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES

              U.S. World Cup soccer team members Cobi Jones, Chad
         Deering, Eddie Pope, Mike Burns and Brian McBride appeared
         on ABC's "GMA" live from Central Park.  The players named
         their MLS team when introducing themselves, then gave some
         tips to young soccer players/fans.  "GMA"'s  Kevin Newman
         noted that ABC/ESPN would be covering the Cup with the first
         game on June 15 (ABC, 6/4).  French railroad workers have
         "threatened to worsen transportation chaos" in that country
         by going on strike just as the World Cup gets underway next
         week.  Pilots for Air France are already on strike (INT'L
         HERALD TRIBUNE, 6/4).  Brazilian star Ronaldo is the subject
         of a front-page profile by Michael Shepherd in this
         morning's WASHINGTON POST.  Shepherd writes that Nike's
         signing of Ronaldo "has made him chief spokesmodel for all
         of soccer," adding that the deal "may end up being [Nike's]
         biggest endorsement ever" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/4).
    
    

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  • WHAT'S THE (REAL) DEAL? SPARSE CROWD TO GANDER AT EVANDER

              Ticket sales are "sagging" for Saturday's heavyweight
         championship bout between Evander Holyfield and Henry
         Akinwande at MSG, as just over 7,000 tickets have been sold,
         according to Timothy Smith of the N.Y. TIMES.  Smith
         attributes the low turnout to the event's high ticket prices
         -- $1,000 for ringside to $100 for the least expensive seat
         -- as well as the running of the Belmont Stakes and the warm
         weather.  Smith adds that another reason for "flagging
         sales," is that many boxing fans see the Holyfield-Akinwande
         bout "as a stinker" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/6).
              THE SPIKE IS RIGHT: In N.Y., Holyfield made the "high
         bid" at a benefit auction the other night, $8,000 for a
         walk-on part in Spike Lee's next film (N.Y. POST, 6/4).
    
    

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