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Boston Marathon Participation Highest Since '96; BAA Officials Praise "Epic" Event

04 / 23 / 14

Boston Marathon organizers on the morning after the event "reflected upon Monday’s 118th running with a mixture of gratitude, relief and joy," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The marathon "went off even better than they might have hoped with record crowds." This year's marathon ...

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FROM SMUT TO SPORTS: ESPN ZONE TO OPEN IN TIMES SQUARE

Disney will open an ESPN Zone theme restaurant in Times Square in time for the New Year''s Eve 2000 celebration, according to Peter Gant of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The "three- level restaurant and entert

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08/31/98
WTA TOUR'S YOUNG GUNS ARE THE HEADLINERS OF '98 U.S. OPEN

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08/28/98
NET RESULTS: THE U.S. OPEN IS THE PLACE TO BE -- AND BE SEEN

The U.S. Open "has become the social and sporting event of the New York summer scene, generating a whopping $130 million in revenue and broadcasts in 175 countries," according to Stefan Fatsis of the

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08/28/98
DID NIKE WORLD MASTERS GAMES "FALL SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS"?

Organizers predict that the Nike World Masters Games will finish with an operating "deficit of about" $500,000, according to Jeff Manning of the Portland OREGONIAN, who wrote, "Although disappointing,

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08/27/98
JERRY'S STACKING THE DURHAM REGION WITH STYLE

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08/27/98
EARNHARDT JR. TAKES ON BIG DADDY IN COCA-COLA JAPAN RACE

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08/24/98
PILOT PEN ATTRACTS CROWDS DESPITE BECOMING SEEDLESS

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08/20/98
THE BASS MEN: SI TOUTS BASS FISHING AS THE NEXT NASCAR

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08/19/98
EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES

The 11 days of the ''98 Great American Insurance ATP Championship drew 165,643 fans, including record crowds for the main draw semifinals Saturday night (10,702) and Sunday''s final (10,682). Total pa

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08/12/98
BOXING NEWS: LEWIS TO DEFEND IN CT; HOLYFIELD CUTS HIS PURSE

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