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  • Bush-Whacked

    President Bush Sounds Off On Steroids In Sports
    During State Of The Union Address
    In an unusual move that surprised sports and political observers alike, President Bush used his State of the Union address to call on the sports industry to rid itself of steroids. Bush's comments are an indication of how important sports, particularly baseball, are to his presidency, as Bush, a former owner of the MLB Rangers, spent twice as much time talking about steroids as he did on social security. But the Univ. of Texas' John Hoberman points out, "The fact that he says it doesn't mean that he's going to follow up with any meaningful action."

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    Birds Of A Feather
    Rogers Communications to become sole owner of Blue Jays.

    Shaq Diesel
    RadioShack inks seven-figure sponsorship deal with NBA; is NASCAR team deal next?

    Roundtable Redux
    Analysts weigh in on BofA's 20-year naming-rights deal with Super Bowl-bound Panthers.

    Hawaiian Punch
    Michelle Wie fuels Sony Open ratings spike for ESPN.

    Chase Authentic?
    Despite only two of ten "playoff" races at SMI tracks, top company execs on board with new NASCAR points format.

    Black Diamond
    Looking to take more active role in franchise, Titans Owner Bud Adams opts not to renew contract of team president.

    Arte History
    Angels on pace for another record-breaking sales year.

    Under Center — Of Attention
    Tom Brady's jersey sales second only to Vick; Jake Delhomme gets own cereal.

    Picture This
    Fox' David Hill says HD is being "foisted" on networks by equipment suppliers, sees no added value for advertisers.

    Bidding Them Adu
    MLS benefits from departure of two marquee players via transfer fee, credibility.

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    "Our department store still has disco clothes in it and it's time to change."

    — SMI President Humpy Wheeler, on the revised Nextel Cup points format
    (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 1/21).

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