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50,000-Plus Fans See What May Be American Pharoah's Last Race

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Ticket sales were “capped” by NYRA at 50,000 and “sold out more than two weeks in advance, even before it was announced that American Pharoah would compete.”

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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? TRY 14 NCAA FOOTBALL COACHES

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11/28/00
ARE OLYMPIC SPONSORS PULLING WEIGHT ON FUTURE SITE OF GAMES?

As Toronto "trumpets its time zone advantages" in hosting the 2008 Summer Games, "others have talked about Beijing''s huge marketing advantage," according to Jim Byers of the TORONTO STAR, who reports

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11/28/00
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Dallas Stars, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Diego Chargers, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney

11/28/00
CABLE VISION: NEW CRTC CHANNELS MUST PROVE THEIR ABILITIES

The "success" of the new digital and specialty Canadian TV channels approved last Friday by the Canadian Radio and Telecom Commission (CRTC) (see THE DAILY, 11/27) "will be determined by their ability

Tags: AHL, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Media, Toronto Maple Leafs

11/28/00
MALONE TO NBA: NO INTERVIEW, AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Southwest Sports Group, Utah Jazz

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MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with Paul Westphal being fired as coach of the Sonics, followed by Bucks-Magic. The first non-NBA report,

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11/28/00
PACKERS-PANTHERS EARNS 12.5/19; CBS APOLOGIZES TO BOLT FANS

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FRANCHISE NOTES

TEXAS-SIZED RECRUITMENT OF A-ROD: Free agent SS Alex Rodriguez visited the Rangers yesterday and in Ft. Worth, T.R. Sullivan writes that the "corporate and social glitter of Dallas and the success of

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11/28/00
EDELSTEIN REPORTS THAT NFL PROBE INTO SNYDER CONTINUES

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