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          A sellout crowd of 23,101 watched the U.S. women's
     soccer team beat South Korea 5-0 Sunday at Columbus Crew
     Stadium (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 10/4)....In Pittsburgh, Chuck
     Finder reported that "plenty of tickets remain" for the
     kick-off of the Toys 'R' Us Victory Tour, to be held at
     Civic Arena October 22.  Tickets for the event are $35,
     $27.50 and $18.50, with youth discounts. Event manager SFX
     set the ticket prices for the event and "initially
     anticipated sellouts" for the 12-city tour, with a "minimum
     gross around" $7M.  Julie Foudy, on the tour: "With the
     indoors, you can do a lot more with the fans.  It's a lot
     more intimate.  We don't have to start the game right at
     7:30.  We could talk to the fans" (POST-GAZETTE, 10/4). 
     Meanwhile, Brooke Shields wore a U.S women's soccer jersey
     in a recent shooting of an episode of NBC's "Suddenly
     Susan."  The episode will air next Monday (U.S. Soccer).
          BREAKING DOWN GRAVITY: The Gravity Games earned a 2.2/4
     overnight Nielsen rating.  Among Sunday's numbers: 

     TOP GRAVITY GAMES MARKETS     TOP THREE U.S. MARKETS
     1) OK City      4.1/8         1)  N.Y.       2.1/4
     2) San Antonio  3.8/7         2)  L.A.       2.9/7
     3) St. Louis    3.7/7         3)  Chicago    2.2/4
     4) Jacksonville 3.6/6         
     5) Dallas       3.5/6  
          
          REAX: NBC Sports Senior VP Jon Miller: "The national
     overnight ratings are promising.  We are encouraged by the
     initial response on a tough opening weekend and looking
     forward to continued positive results" (Gravity Games).

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