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SBD/Issue 163/Hot Reads
Published May 19, 2003
The OAKLAND TRIBUNE’s Monte Poole argues that Angels Owner Arturo Moreno “is in position to make a bigger impact” than NBA Charlotte expansion franchise Owner Robert Johnson, writing, “The NBA is star-driven, and most of the stars are black. It behooves the league to be proactive in this regard. … But Moreno is walking into a great game that sometimes resists the most implemental steps of evolution, often to its own detriment” (OAKLAND TRIBUNE).
The WASHINGTON TIMES’ Thom Loverro wrote of the Marlins having only one player on their 25-man roster signed beyond this season, “Owners, union officials, players, and agents alike are watching to see if Florida’s payroll experiment will show some measure of success.” The Devil Rays, Royals and Expos “all have similar roster flexibility, but none of them appear to have adopted this stance as a way to build their rosters” (WASHINGTON TIMES).
- Fenway Park’s Green Monster seats becoming a huge hit with fans.
- Pitcher-friendly ballparks increase teams’ chances of playing in October.
- Move to digital cable in Hong Kong improving access to televised sports.
- Retired sportswriter decries lack of access for males in women’s locker rooms.
- Looking back at other women who have crossed gender lines in sports.
- In terms of sponsorships, golf still a niche sport.
- Profile of Nuggets brain doctor Jonathan Niednagel.
- Financial data supporting Univ. of Miami’s potential move to the ACC.
- FCC expected to loosen restraints on media ownership in vote next month.
- Q&A with consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
- Tickets for U.S. Open outside Chicago are available … at prices above par.
- Despite reassurances from Magna, MD lawmakers and racing regulators worry about Preakness’ future at Pimlico.
- One way to slow big-time sports spending is to tax athletic departments.
- In order to secure 2012 Olympics, London must enter modern world of lobbying.
- Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese deserves blame for possible secession.
- NASCAR’s greatest rivalry: Bill France and Bruton Smith.
- NHLPA argues that effective use of payroll, and not payroll alone, win in NHL.