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07/25/96
TAGLIABUE'S NOTICE TO NFL STARS: IRVIN GONE FOR FIVE WEEKS

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue suspended Cowboys WR Michael Irvin for the first five games of the ''96 season for violating the league''s substance abuse policy. The suspension comes eight days after

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

07/24/96
BASEBALL LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2000 IN SYDNEY

ESPN''s Peter Gammons predicted MLB players will participate in the 2000 Sydney Games, probably in a "one-time deal" since they will be held in February. Gammons: "Eventually, what you''ll see is that

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

07/24/96
NBA NEWS & NOTES: THE STATE OF THE NBA PLAYERS' UNION

William Hunter, new NBPA Exec Dir, was in New York on Monday to visit the union''s Manhattan offices and shared his thoughts on his goals and the NBPA''s needs. Hunter, who played for the Redskins and

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins, YankeeNets

07/23/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The NHL released the schedule for its 80th season. Games will begin Friday, October 4, and the regular season will run to April 13 (NHL)....ESPN''s John Kernan reported the IRL is looking to expand it

Tags: AHL, ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, Walt Disney

07/23/96
NBA WINS LEGAL BATTLE WITH MOTOROLA OVER SPORTSTRAX PAGER

The NBA won its lawsuit with Motorola, Inc. with a judge ruling the electronics company "engaged in unlawful conduct" with its pager-like device that gives action of games, called SportsTrax. Judge Lo

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Motorola, NBA, NFL, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/22/96
THE COURT BATTLE FOR INDY CAR RIGHTS CONTINUES

It appears that two courts will have to decide the legal battles over the Indy car brand name, according to Bill Koenig of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. Last week, Judge John Tinder of U.S. District Cou

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/22/96
NBA'S FINANCIAL FRENZY: GOOD FOR THE GAME OR IMPENDING DOOM?

Sports writers continue to comment on the lucrative free agent deals signed last week in the NBA. In San Antonio, Glenn Rogers criticizes NBA owners: "The owners have met their enemies and they are th

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, Phoenix Suns, Walt Disney

07/22/96
NFL NEWS & NOTES: ROZELLE WARNS OF CORPORATE ROLE

Former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, warning the NFL never to get involved in corporate ownership: "Look at what it is doing to the NBA. The NFL should never allow major companies to own teams. The N

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NFL

07/19/96
DISNEY ENTERS REALM OF TRUCK RACING

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will stage its ''97 season opener at Walt Disney World Speedway January 19. The race will be promoted by IMS Events, an affiliated company of the Indianapolis Motor S

Tags: General Motors, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, Walt Disney

07/19/96
MLS NOTES: ATTENDANCE CONCERNS IN TAMPA, KC AND DENVER?

While stressing the Tampa Bay Mutiny, Kansas City Wiz and Colorado Rapids are in no danger of being moved in the near future, MLS Commissioner Doug Logan has expressed concern about "lagging attendanc

Tags: AEG, Colorado Rapids, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS

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