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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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08/18/99
WINTER OF THEIR CONTENT? OFFICIALS TALK UP GOODWILL GAMES

The inaugural Winter Goodwill Games will be held in Lake Placid, NY, from February 17-20, 2000, and officials said yesterday that the "top athletes in 11 selected sports" will be invited to participat

Tags: Events and Attractions, TBS/TNT

08/18/99
EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS NOTES

Four-day attendance at the PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club totaled 159,000. The event had 33,000 attend Thursday''s first round, "about" 38,000 on Friday, 43,000 on Saturday, and a "virtual s

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08/16/99
TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY: IS RESOLUTION TO RYDER DEBATE NEARING?

PGA of America CEO Jim Awtrey was interviewed by CBS'' Jim Nantz during the third round of the PGA Championship Saturday and said that his organization "was prepared to accommodate" the players'' requ

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Events and Attractions, IMG, PGA Tour, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/16/99
HOW MUCH DID TIGER'S PLAY-FOR-PAY STANCE IMPACT FAN BASE?

CBS'' final round coverage of the PGA Championship earned a 7.7/18 overnight Nielsen rating, up 26% over last year''s 6.1/14. The event earned a two-day average of a 6.2/16, up 13% over last year''s 5

Tags: CBS, Events and Attractions, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, Viacom

08/12/99
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: USSF READIES U.S. WOMEN'S POST-WWC TOUR

USSF officials are "trying to wrap up the details" on a fall tour for the U.S. women''s soccer team, according to Peter Brewington of USA TODAY. Games would be scheduled for September 4 or 5, then Sep

Tags: ABC, Columbus Crew, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Nike, Walt Disney

08/10/99
THROUGH MILLROSE COLORED GLASSES: ADVANTAGE ACQUIRES EVENT

IMG is "selling off" the Millrose Games to Advantage Int''l "in a deal in the low to mid six figures" which is "expected to be finalized by the end of August," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK.

Tags: Events and Attractions, IMG

08/10/99
EVENT NOTES

WORLD CUP BIDS ARE IN: England, South Africa, Germany, Brazil and Morocco have formally bid to host the 2006 World Cup. FIFA''s Exec Committee will choose the event''s host next July. England''s Footb

Tags: ATP, Events and Attractions, LPGA

08/10/99
PLEASANTVILLE: WILL LPGA GO IN NEW DIRECTION FOR MA STOP?

The return of the LPGA to Pleasant Valley County Club in Sutton, MA, for the areaWeb.com Challenge "turned out to be rocky off the course, but very much a success on the course," according to Paul Ken

Tags: Events and Attractions, LPGA, Time Warner

08/06/99
SOUNDS LIKE ESE SHOULD BE CAREFUL NOT TO ROCK THE VOT-AW

LPGA Commissioner Ty Votaw said that the Tour''s three- year deal with two one-year options with Entertainment Sports Equities, operator of the areaWEB.com Challenge in Sutton, MA, will be reviewed af

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08/04/99
WORKING WITH WOODS PAYS DIVIDENDS FOR ABC AT SHERWOOD

ABC''s "Showdown at Sherwood" featuring Tiger Woods and David Duval earned a final 6.9/12 Nielsen rating and "demonstrated the sport''s primetime potential by attracting the second-largest total audie

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