SBD/Issue 144/Sports Industrialists

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Busy Schedule Forces James
To Cancel June Bike-a-thon

Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES canceled his King for Kids Bike-a-thon scheduled for June 30 “because of competing events that require [his] time.” James is expecting his second child in mid-June, the Cavaliers are in the playoffs and he is building a new home. His publicist, KEITH ESTABROOK, said, “The bike-athon simply cannot take place without LeBron. It’s too much” (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 4/20)....Former heavyweight champ JOE FRAZIER “told his lawyer to drop a lawsuit” against his daughter, JACQUELYN FRAZIER-LYDE, “after she pledged to help him find his missing business records.” Frazier’s attorney, MICHAEL KELLY, “vowed to refile it if Frazier-Lyde, an attorney, does not comply” (AP, 4/20)....Cyclist FLOYD LANDIS, who failed a doping test after winning the ’06 Tour de France, will compete in the Teva Mountain Games June 2-3, which raises money for cancer research. Event spokesperson IAN ANDERSON said that the ongoing doping investigation “did not deter organizers from inviting Landis” (AP, 4/19).

IN MEMORY: Former NFLer GEORGE WEBSTER, who lost a U.S. Supreme Court case in ’98 to have his NFL disability pension increased, died yesterday in Houston of heart failure at the age of 61 (AP, 4/20).

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