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08/08/96
NEW PIRATES OWNERSHIP LOSES A MAJOR INVESTOR

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08/07/96
ROGER, HOUSTON -- OVER AND OUT? MCLANE TO STAR PROCESS?

Astros Owner Drayton McLane meets with MLB''s Executive Council in Milwaukee today to discuss the financial condition of his club and review negotiations with Harris County on a new stadium, according

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

08/07/96
HEAT REPORTEDLY TO BAIL ON HOWARD ARBITRATION

The Heat has withdrawn its claim on Juwan Howard meaning the free agent is free to re-sign with the Bullets, according to ESPN''s David Aldridge. Howard had originally signed with the Heat, but the NB

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Franchises, Miami Heat, NBA, New York Knicks, Walt Disney

08/07/96
MAPLE LEAF GARDENS SHUTS ITS GATES TO THE PUBLIC

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Tags: Franchises, NHL

08/07/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs

08/07/96
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Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Philadelphia 76ers

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JU-WANNA KNOW WHERE HOWARD WILL PLAY? SO DOES HE

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Tags: Franchises, Miami Heat, NBA

08/06/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Cincinnati Reds, Dr Pepper/7UP, ESPN, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Walt Disney

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Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

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