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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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06/17/98
WORLD CUP NOTES

FRANCE WARNS AGAINST MORE TROUBLE: In N.Y., Christopher Clarey reports that after two days of unrest in Marseilles, "relative calm returned to France''s second-largest city. The question now is whethe

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06/16/98
WORLD CUP NOTES: TV RATINGS DOWN ON ABC, COVERAGE PANNED

ABC''s coverage yesterday afternoon of the USA-Germany match earned a 4.4/12 overnight rating (THE DAILY). In St. Louis, Tom Wheatley calls ABC''s coverage of the match "incompetent." Wheatley: "Brent

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06/16/98
WILL UPCOMING GAMES BRING GOODWILL TO NEW YORK, MR. TURNER?

By losing "millions of dollars" during the first three Goodwill Games, Ted Turner has shown that "making money is not his primary motivation in staging the event," according to Richard Sandomir of the

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06/16/98
BRITISH HOOLIGANS CONTINUE TO DISRUPT GAMES IN FRANCE

Crowd violence yesterday "broke out for a second day in Marseilles, as opposing fans hurled rocks and bottles at each other during England''s match against Tunisia," according to Nicholas Woodsworth o

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06/15/98
WORLD CUP: COCA-COLA SPENDS BIG; NIKE A FORCE IN PARIS

For its World Cup sponsorship, Coca-Cola is "spending more than it did" on the ''96 Summer Olympics, according to Mickey Gramig of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Systemwide, the cost to Coca-Cola and its b

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06/15/98
WORLD CUP NOTES: RATINGS DOWN FOR ESPN OPENER

ESPN''s ratings for its opening day coverage of the World Cup were down 57% from ''94, according to an AP report in the N.Y. TIMES. The Brazil-Scotland match earned a 0.8 cable rating, down from the '

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06/15/98
DE LA HOYA DRAWS MORE THAN 45,000 TO SEE HIS TITLE DEFENSE

Oscar De La Hoya defended his WBC welterweight title on Saturday by knocking down Patrick Charpentier in the third round in El Paso, TX, before 45,368, according to Barry Horn of the DALLAS MORNING NE

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06/12/98
DE LA HOYA PACKING THEM IN FOR TOMORROW'S FIGHT AT SUN BOWL

More than 50,000 seats have been sold for tomorrow night''s Oscar De La Hoya-Patrick Charpentier fight at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, according to Steve Springer of the L.A. TIMES. An additional 7,00

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06/12/98
WORLD CUP NOTES

FIFA has "pledged" that no soccer balls used in World Cup play were made by child labor or any other "irregular practices." All balls are made by Cup sponsor adidas (N.Y. TIMES, 6/12)....A WASHINGTON

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06/12/98
X MARKS THE SPOT AS SAN DIEGO PREPARES FOR ESPN'S GAMES

The X Games begin June 19 in San Diego and ESPN will provide nearly 40 hours of event programming, along with publicity for the city over the course of the 10-day event, according to Caitlin Rother of

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