SBD/Issue 154/Hot Reads

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    Tuesday, May 6, 2003

    The WASHINGTON POST’s Craig Whitlock wrote, “The company that wants to buy struggling Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s County hasn’t run a harness-racing track for a decade.  But it does have plenty of experience with another form of gambling: slot machines.”  Delaware North’s bid to buy Rosecroft “will be closely studied by lawmakers” as the harness track “is seen as potentially the most lucrative site in the state for slot machines,” given its proximity to DC Northern VA (WASHINGTON POST).

    The Tacoma NEWS-TRIBUNE’s Eijiro Kawada writes, “Japanese stars playing in America have added more confidence to Japanese baseball this season. … At the same time, however, these Japanese stars … represent a dilemma in Japanese baseball.  Their absence from home is not helping stop the declining popularity of the game in Japan” (Tacoma NEWS-TRIBUNE).

    Plus:

    • David McDavid would join a fraternity of car dealers turned sports owners.
    • Networks ready to compete in “crapshoot” for 2010, 2012 Olympic TV rights.
    • In the end, NBC Sports wins by losing TV rights to major sports leagues.
    • Univ. of Miami creating a stir in exploring a move to the ACC.
    • Recent controversies prove that hypocrisy still rules college sports.
    • Trio of story lines trail Yankees: The turmoil, the spending and the dominance.
    • Profile of Saturn blimp pilot Jeff Capek.
    • WNBA Storm coach Anne Donovan thankful for league’s seventh season.
    • SI’s “101 Most Influential Minorities In Sports” could teach children a lesson.

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