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UFC Plans Return To Orlando In Wake Of Strong Ticket Sales For Saturday Card

04 / 18 / 14

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL....

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WORLD CUP NOTES: TEAM USA READY TO AIR DIRTY LAUNDRY?

In Boston, Frank Dell''Apa reports that U.S. Soccer coach Steve Sampson "will soon be gone," and whoever takes his place "must move the team in a different direction." Dell''Apa: "The lesson driven ho

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06/24/98
TBS/TIME WARNER PLAN $50M AD BLITZ TO SPREAD THE GOODWILL

TBS and Time Warner will begin a $40-50M "media blitz" this week for the Goodwill Games, according to Jim Cooper of MEDIAWEEK. Cooper: "But even before the first runner hits the track, Time Warner kno

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06/23/98
STAR SPANGLED BUMMER: IS THIS TURNING POINT FOR U.S. SOCCER?

The U.S. World Cup loss to Iran Sunday not only ended the team''s chance to advance to the second round, but also the chance "to grab the interest of average sports fans and to give any kind of boost

Tags: ABC, CBS, Events and Attractions, MLS, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/22/98
WORLD CUP MARKETING NOTES

The FINANCIAL TIMES continues its World Cup sponsors index. With 22 matches played by last Thursday, Nike, "which kits out of six of the 32 finalists, had a 40-point lead over its rivals," followed by

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06/22/98
RED, WHITE & THROUGH: MEDIA CALLS U.S. TEAM A "FAILURE"

Iran''s 2-1 World Cup victory over the U.S. yesterday has members of the U.S. media weighing its impact on the state of soccer in the U.S. Calling the loss a "nightmarish end" to U.S. Soccer''s "dream

Tags: ABC, Events and Attractions, MLS, Walt Disney

06/19/98
WORLD CUP, II: HYPING THE CUP, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?

In Pittsburgh, columnist Bob Smizik wrote that the "excruciatingly boring World Cup is being shoved down the public''s gullet by media moguls, electronic and print." Smizik: "A vast majority of the po

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06/19/98
X IS WORD IN SAN DIEGO: ARE GAMES "ALTERNATIVE" ANYMORE?

With the X Games starting today in San Diego and running for the next ten days, city and event officials are expecting to exceed last year''s total attendance of 220,000, according to Tony Perry of th

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06/19/98
WORLD CUP, I: CABLE TIME SLOTS UP; NO "WE" IN WORLD CUP

While ESPN and ESPN2''s World Cup ratings are down from ''94, the two nets have "scored dramatic" time slot increases over their ''98 first quarter numbers, according to Michael Starr of the N.Y. POST

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06/18/98
FIFA FACES THREATS OF VIOLENCE DURING U.S.-IRAN MATCH

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that Iranian exile groups have threatened to disrupt the Iran-U.S. match on Sunday in Lyon, according to USA TODAY''s Fred Coleman. Blatter refused to "comment on poss

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06/18/98
X GAMES, NOT X RATED: ESPN PLANS MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

The theme for this summer''s ESPN X Games is "big," as the sports network "is trying to provide a ''bigger experience'' for families," according to Caitlin Rother of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. In an

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