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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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05/03/96
WHALERS' BEWITCHING HOUR: TEAM TO ANNOUNCE FATE AT NOON

The Whalers will announce the outcome of their month-long campaign today to sell 11,000 season tickets, but with results expected to be around 7,600 seats sold, the team''s fate remains a "mystery," a

Tags: Franchises

05/03/96
RAVENS BATTLING CHALLENGES OF FRANCHISE RELOCATION

With Ravens Owner Art Modell in a Florida hospital with a blood infection and a complicated but ambitious ticket policy being delayed, the Ravens have found moving a franchise is "much more difficult

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, NFL

05/03/96
TEAM TICKET ROUNDUP: WILL GRIZZLIE FANS FIND HIKE BEARABLE?

The Grizzlies announced a ticket price increase of 3.6% for the ''96-97 season, according to the VANCOUVER SUN. Of the 14 seating categories, eight are affected by the hike. The smallest increase is a

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Philadelphia Phillies

05/03/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Toronto, Bill Lankhof notes to add another name to potential Blue Jays buyers. PenFund Capital, Ltd., a Toronto-firm that brings together investors and already a partner in SkyDome, has had discuss

Tags: AHL, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays

05/02/96
FINANCIAL WORLD'S YEARLY FRANCHISE VALUATION

In their May 20 issue, FINANCIAL WORLD releases its annual franchise valuations for teams in the four major sports leagues. On average, the value of NBA teams increased the most (11%), followed by NFL

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05/02/96
SEARCHING FOR A GM, BULLETS LOOK TO THE WES

One day after John Nash announced his resignation as Bullets VP/GM, Wes Unseld was named as his replacement. The WASHINGTON POST''s Richard Justice writes Owner Abe Pollin has given complete control o

Tags: Franchises

05/02/96
BETTMAN: TOO EARLY TO PULL PLUG ON FOUNDERING WHALERS

The Whalers'' campaign to sell 11,000 season tickets by May 1 fell 3,700 short, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman feels it is too early for the team to start shopping for other cities, according to Mi

Tags: Franchises, NHL

05/02/96
FW FRANCHISE VALUATIONS: TEAM EXECS NOT IMPRESSED

FINANCIAL WORLD''s Michael Ozanian was interviewed by CNBC''s Sue Herera about the publication''s Sports Franchise Valuations List. Ozanian, on factors that make a franchise successful: "The most impo

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05/02/96
NETS' REDUCE HYDRA-HEADED OWNERSHIP

The Nets'' seven-person ownership group likely will be pared down to four and the team will not be sold, according to the N.Y. TIMES. Though the overall structure will be decided at a board meeting to

Tags: Franchises, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

05/02/96
MAVERICKS SALE FINALIZED .... FINALLY

After weeks of ironing out legal and financial details, the sale of the Mavericks from Donald Carter to Ross Perot, Jr., is complete. According to Richie Witt of the FORT WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM, the tea

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Franchises, Southwest Sports Group

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