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WORLD CUP NOTES: WHAT A CHAMPIONSHIP WILL MEAN FINANCIALLY

          If the U.S. wins the Women's World Cup, each player
     will receive a bonus of $12,500 from the U.S. Soccer
     Federation (USSF), according to Mechelle Voepel of the K.C.
     STAR.  Each player received $2,500 for making the roster and
     "during the five-month training camp," they were given
     stipends "ranging from" $2,100 to $3,150.  The WWC
     organizing committee "has said it will kick in some bonuses"
     from $1,900 to $7,500, but the "range depends on [the
     player's] experience" (K.C. STAR, 7/4). 
          LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Mia Hamm, on a potential women's
     pro league: "What I do right now competing on this team
     full-time, I do because of my sponsors.  And I would love
     [to] not have to do all of these commercials.  I can just
     wake up every day and put on my shoes and play for Chicago
     or play for New York or play for wherever they want me to
     play" (FSN, 7/5).  ESPN.com's Ray Ratto, on a U.S. victory
     in Saturday's championship: "It probably won't provide the
     impetus for a successful women's league" (ESPN.com, 7/5). 
     In Richmond, John Markon: "No one's yet suggesting the World
     Cup has enough legs to spawn any sort of pro women's league"
     (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, 7/5).  ESPN's Bob Ryan: "You
     cannot assume that because people are coming out for this
     event that there is a great, long-lasting interest in
     women's soccer" ("Sports Reporters," ESPN, 7/5).  
          DOLLARS AND SENSE: During "Dollars and Deals," Shaun
     Robinson of "Access Hollywood" said: "The fans know it, the
     women of World Cup soccer -- especially the Americans -- may
     be the hot new jocks of advertising" ("Access Hollywood,"
     7/4).  In Boston, Howard Manly wrote that "the fact that
     Nike and Adidas have engaged in their tired sneaker battle"
     during the WWC is "troubling" (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/4).
          QUITE A BIG PHISH STORY: Trey Anastasio,
     guitarist/singer of the band Phish, wore a Mia Hamm jersey
     during the first set of their July 4 concert at Lakewood
     Amphitheater in Atlanta (THE DAILY).

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