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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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10/10/95
MOVING RUMORS KEEP FANS FROM MOVING ON PANTHERS TICKETS

Talk of the Panthers'' potential move from South FL may be keeping fans from attending games, according to Dave Sheinin in this morning''s MIAMI HERALD. Sheinin reports that the club drew only 12,087

Tags: Franchises, Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, MLB, NHL

10/10/95
RIGAS-MORTIS SETTING IN AGAIN IN PITTSBURGH?

With Kevin McClatchy''s bid for the Pirates "seemingly in peril," two previous local bidders for the team have joined forces "to make a last ditch run for the team," according to Steve Halvonik of the

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates

10/10/95
FRANCHISE NEWS & NOTES

In L.A., Helene Elliott reports the Kings new owners, Phillip Anschutz and Edward Roski, are keys in "the beginning of a new era" for the franchise. For the first time, the club will be "run like a bu

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Stars, Franchises, Southwest Sports Group

10/10/95
RAIDERS RETURN NOT GREETED WITH ENTIRELY OPEN ARMS

Sunday''s Raiders victory over Seattle was blacked out in the Bay Area, as there were more than 6,000 seats unsold for Sunday''s game (Oakland Football Marketing Association). Columnist C.W. Nevius bl

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

10/10/95
OPENING ACT -- NASHVILLE COUNCIL EXPECTED TO APPROVE DEAL

Nashville''s Metro Council is scheduled to vote on its share of the $292M package to lure the Oilers to TN tonight as a giant pep rally takes place outside of the meeting. John Williams reports in thi

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL

10/10/95
SALE OF JETS DELAYED; CAN THEY FIT IN TWIN CITIES MARKET?

The sale of the Jets to MN businessman Richard Burke was delayed until sometime this week, according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE. Weiner reports the "complexity" of the deal is the r

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, New York Jets, NHL

10/10/95
MAYBE VOTERS NEED ANOTHER TWO MARTINEZ LUNCH TO SUPPORT M'S

A poll of 400 WA state voters released by the SEATTLE TIMES indicates that most oppose using state funds to help build a new ballpark for the Mariners. The poll, conducted last Thursday and Friday and

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Seattle Mariners, Vancouver Canucks, Walt Disney

10/06/95
NASHVILLE WILL THINK OF OILERS EVERY TIME THEY FLUSH

Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen presented a $292M financing package to lure the Oilers to the Nashville Metro Council yesterday that "appeared to have few opponents," according to this morning''s HOUSTO

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, St. Louis Rams

10/06/95
NHL FRANCHISE ROUND-UP: KINGS DEAL COULD BE DONE BY TUESDAY

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge approved the sale of the Kings for $113.5M to Phillip Anschutz and Edward Roski yesterday. "All parties involved" are working to close the deal by Tuesday (L.A. TIMES, 10

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Franchises, NHL, Ottawa Senators

10/06/95
MAPLE LEAF GARDENS LOOKS FOR REVENUE AMID INTERNAL BATTLES

Maple Leaf Gardens President Cliff Fletcher wants to bring indoor soccer, arena football and other events to the facility in an effort to bring in more revenue. Fletcher told the company''s stockholde

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs

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