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08/12/03
Media Notes

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Tags: Basketball, Colleges, ESPN, FIFA, Football, NBC, NFL, Olympics, Media, Walt Disney

08/12/03
Facility Notes

With Sportsco, the owner of SkyDome, shopping the naming rights for US$2.8M per year (see THE DAILY, 8/11), in Toronto, Paul Hunter writes, "Those familiar with the SkyDome situation believe the namin

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08/12/03
Toyota Center Lands Southwest

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Tags: Basketball, Continental Airlines, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Facilities, Houston Rockets, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Toyota

08/12/03
Giants Discuss Shockey's Words

Giants co-Owner Wellington Mara "reacted publicly for the first time to" TE Jeremy Shockey's recent "headline-making comments in New York and Maxim magazines," according to Kimberly Jones of the Newar

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08/12/03
Executive Transactions

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Golf, Horse Racing, IMG, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Motorsports, Reebok, People and Pop Culture

08/12/03
League Notes

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08/12/03
Skiing Participation Declining In CO?

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