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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
This week’s cover story previews preparations for Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville.
• Gambling and steroids rank high on sports lobby’s list of issues. •
Fox advertising its programming on concessions items at Alltel Stadium.
Celtics taking a backseat in Boston sports scene as Sox, Pats thrive.
• Group of California jockeys aiming for state fund run by Jockeys’ Guild. • One-on-One with N.Y. Times sports columnist Dave Anderson.
Lefton Report: Alltel looks back on effectiveness of naming-rights deal for Jacksonville stadium; NFL fans ready to switch cellular carriers for league content, survey says; hockey promotions continue in Canada despite no NHL.
• Tube Talk :ESPN Networks completes new affiliate deal with AdelphiaCommunications; Fox affiliate in Philly is asking $300K for Super Bowl spots, and Boston station is looking for $200K.
• Media Tracker: Updates college basketball ratings for ABC, CBS and the ESPNs, plus a look at the coming attractions among sports movies.
Labor & Agents: One of Donovan McNabbs marketing agents says a big Super Bowl performance could push the Eagles QB from endorsements to the corporateboardroom; IMG and Octagon add NFL draft prospects.
Breaking Ground: Aramarks loss in alcohol-liability trial sure to be topic of conversation at meeting of stadium managers; Sportservice negotiating contract for new arena in Stockton, Calif.; 360 Architecture to plan stadium for Orlando college.