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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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07/09/99
MONEY MATTERS: WWC ON THE VERGE OF EARNING PROFIT?

Women''s World Cup (WWC) organizers "expect a money surplus" after the event ends with a doubleheader Saturday at the Rose Bowl, according to Gary Mihoces of USA TODAY, who writes that the WWC "runnet

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07/08/99
COULD SUCCESSFUL WWC HELP LAUNCH A WOMEN'S PRO LEAGUE?

Former USSF President Alan Rothenberg "has hastily scheduled a meeting" tomorrow in L.A. where "two dozen media members, prospective sponsors and soccer officials will brainstorm about the future of"

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLS, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

07/07/99
EXPANDING BY THE MINUTE: SEATS ADDED FOR WWC FINALS

After a seat survey of the Rose Bowl yesterday, WWC organizers "discovered" between 3,000-5,000 more seats and put several thousand additional tickets on sale for Saturday''s U.S-China final, "raising

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, NBC, Walt Disney

07/06/99
WORLD CUP NOTES: WHAT A CHAMPIONSHIP WILL MEAN FINANCIALLY

If the U.S. wins the Women''s World Cup, each player will receive a bonus of $12,500 from the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), according to Mechelle Voepel of the K.C. STAR. Each player received $2,500

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07/06/99
PIER PRESSURE? X GAMES MIGHT MOVE TO NEW LOCATION IN 2000

X Games officials "plan to meet" with S.F. city officials this week "to review this year''s event and discuss plans" for 2000, "in hopes of securing sites and dates as quickly as possible," according

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07/06/99
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': U.S WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TEAM IN FINALS

The U.S. defeated Brazil in the ''99 Women''s World Cup semifinals before 73,123 fans at Stanford Stadium on Sunday. In DC, William Gildea wrote that, "A festive throng, including countless enthusiast

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07/02/99
WITH CLINTON IN ATTENDANCE, U.S. WOMEN TOP GERMANY

The U.S. women''s soccer team defeated Germany in the Women''s World Cup quarterfinals last night before 54,642 at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. The team will now play Brazil on Sunday at Spartan Stadium i

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07/02/99
X GAMES NOTES

In S.F., Brad Weinstein writes on the int''l interest of the X Games. ESPN VP/Int''l Sales Mark Reilley: "The international growth of this event in five years has been outstanding." X Games Dir of Mar

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07/01/99
BAY AREA RESIDENTS FLIPPING FOR X GAMES WITH STRONG GATE

Attendance at ESPN''s X Games "continues to be strong," as the three-day weekend attendance reached 138,635, a pace that''s "well ahead of the pre-event attendance projections of 200,000-250,000, acco

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07/01/99
WWC HOPING FOR U.S. WIN TO KEEP EVENT MOMENTUM STRONG

The Women''s World Cup continues tonight at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium with two quarterfinal matches, including the U.S. vs. Germany (ESPN, 7:00pm ET). Last night, China defeated Russia and Norway defeat

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