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Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban will appear in a one-on-one interview on HBO's "Real Sports" at 9:00pm ET.

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Faced with an attendance drop of more than 18% from last season, Raptors officials have been summoned by new President Richard Peddie to find way''s of drawing more fans, according to Jim Byers of the

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12/04/96
TEAM NEWS: KINGS PROMO DOESN'T COME BACK TO HAUNT THEM

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12/03/96
HOUSTON SUMMIT: NO AGREEMENT; OILERS LIKELY TO STAY IN '97

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12/03/96
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12/02/96
ALLEN TO GET THREE-YEAR LEASE PLUS INCENTIVES FOR SEAHAWKS?

King County, WA, officials are reportedly ready to give Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen a three-year lease on the Kingdome, as well as other financial incentives, if he will agree to buy the Seahawks,

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, New York Jets, NFL, Nike

12/02/96
IRSAY SAGA CONTINUED: ESTATE GUARDIANSHIP GOES TO NBD BANK

After more than nine months of "legal wrangling," Hamilton, IN Superior Court Judge William Hughes, "as expected," appointed NBD Bank as guardian of the estate of Colts'' owner Robert Irsay, according

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12/02/96
AL DAVIS MEETS THE PRESS AND SOUNDS OFF ON RAIDERS PSLS

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12/02/96
SPANO CONFIRMS PURCHASE OF ISLES AND EXTENDS CABLE DEAL

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