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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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06/11/98
CALLAWAY SAYS, DECOF PLEASE! ATTORNEY TO HELP ADVISE ON USGA

Callaway Golf''s Special Counsel LEONARD DECOF, who was brought on "in anticipation of a major confrontation" with the USGA over the technological advancements of golf clubs, "became involved because

Tags: Callaway Golf, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, USGA

06/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Former Big 12 Conference Commissioner STEVE HATCHELL will become Commissioner of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, beginning August 1 (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/11). ...JOHN MCGUINESS was named the new

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, Int'l Speedway Corp., People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

06/11/98
WORLD CUP NOTES

The U.S. World Cup team will earn more than $415,000 each should they win the event, according to the team''s CBA with the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to Amy Shipley of the WASHINGTON POST. If t

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Events and Attractions, St. Louis Blues, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/11/98
BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL: THE PBTA BATTLES CAMEL OVER CONTRACT

Pro Billiards Tour Association (PBTA) Commissioner Don Mackey "is trying to hold together the pieces of a fringe professional sport struggling to survive and find stability," according to Robert Farle

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, R J Reynolds

06/11/98
NBA GAME FOUR EARNS A 20.2/33, WITH RATINGS RECORD IN SIGHT

Last night''s Jazz-Bulls Game Four of the NBA Finals earned a 20.2/33 overnight rating on NBC, which is up 6% from last year''s Game Four overnight of a 19.1/31 (NBC). REVIEWS: USA TODAY''s Rudy Martz

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBC, Media, Utah Jazz

06/11/98
NHL PART I: BETTMAN OPTIMISTIC, MEDIA QUESTIONS VISION

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman met the press in Detroit yesterday and "turned away shot after shot" from the media during his state of the league remarks, according to Brian Hanley of the CHICAGO SUN-T

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Sports Illustrated

06/11/98
SPONSORS AIM TO UP ANTE AS $1M PROMOS LABELED TIRED

The increasing financial stakes among corporate promotions, such as the AT&T $2M shootout, are examined by Greg Johnson of the L.A. TIMES. Five years ago, $1M was seen as a "worthy first-place prize,"

Tags: ATT, ESPN, MLB, Walt Disney

06/11/98
WNBA CAUTIONS AGAINST SOPHOMORE SLUMP AS SEASON TIPS OFF

The WNBA''s second season gets underway tonight with four games on the schedule. Lifetime TV will televise the Liberty-Rockers game live at 8:00pm ET. In Cleveland, Liz Robbins previews the second sea

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, NBA, NBC, New York Liberty, Walt Disney, WNBA

06/11/98
TIGER'S CRY: "I TAKE SHOTS FOR EVERYTHING I DO"

TIGER WOODS appeared live for one-hour on CNN''s "Larry King Live" last night. King asked Woods how he chooses the companies he partners with: "Reputable companies, companies I feel comfortable with.

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

06/11/98
SPORTSFAN SETS UP TRAINING WHEELS FOR ATHLETES EYEING RADIO

SportsFan Enterprises, which runs SportsFan Radio Network, teamed with Players Communication Network to develop the SportsFan ProPlayer Network, which is "designed to create a breeding ground for futu

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