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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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FRANCHISE NOTES

The Vikings have sold 42,000 season tickets which is about 1,000 less than last year. Also, there are still 15,000 seats left for their September 1 season opener (Minneapolis STAR- TRIBUNE, 8/16)....S

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, Oakland Athletics

08/15/96
BALTIMORE'S CORPORATE SPONSORS BATTLE IS FOR THE BIRDS

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, Legg Mason

08/15/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The new San Jose franchise in the women''s American Basketball League, the Lasers, unveiled their logo. Lasers GM Christine Forter on the name selection: "We wanted a name that represented the area si

Tags: CFL, Miami Marlins, Franchises, San Jose Sharks

08/15/96
MEXICO: NEVER REALLY BEEN THERE, BUT THEY'D SURE LIKE TO GO

The Padres-Mets series in Monterrey, Mexico, will start Friday and will be the first regular season major league games ever played outside the USA or Canada. The game will be played at 26,500-seat Mon

Tags: Franchises, New York Mets, San Diego Padres

08/15/96
KINGS OWNERSHIP UNDERGO ALTERATIONS IN SACRAMENTO

Kings owner Jim Thomas announced that his longtime partnership with Robert Maguire has ended, according to Gary Delson of SACRAMENTO BEE. Thomas has established a new company, Thomas Development Partn

Tags: Franchises

08/15/96
PACKERS SEARCHING FOR MORE GREENBACKS

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Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Nike

08/15/96
ASTROS OWNER OFFERS FINANCIAL AUDIT TO STIFLE DISBELIEVERS

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

08/14/96
FOOTBALL TALKS TAKE A BACK SEAT TO ASTROS IN HOUSTON

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Astros, NFL

08/14/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Franchises, MLS, Tampa Bay Rays

08/14/96
LESS IS MORE WITH MOORES: PADRES OWNER SEES $8M LOSS

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