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05/09/96
WILL BUTLER'S CANCER DIAGNOSIS AFFECT MLB TOBACCO POLICY?

ESPN''s "Cover Story" focused on the "cultural" and "traditional" use of smokeless tobacco in MLB in the wake of Brett Butler''s announcement that he has throat cancer. Bob Ley reported, despite warni

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

05/09/96
MLB STILL EYEING POSSIBLE ACTION AGAINST REDS SCHOTT

MLB sources say the league is still eyeing disciplinary action against Reds Owner Marge Schott for comments she made on Hitler during a recent ESPN interview, according to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimo

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

05/09/96
LEAGUE NOTES

Organizers of The Nuveen Champions Tour confirmed that they pay appearance fees to the tour''s top players. Co-Founder Ray Benton would not reveal which players receive payment or how much they get, b

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/09/96
TOP TEN REASONS DAVE WILL BE AT MICHIGAN AND NOT INDY

David Letterman will be spending his first season as part- owner of Team Rahal at the U.S. 500 in Michigan and not the Indy 500. Letterman said yesterday that Indianapolis "is where my love of the spo

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/09/96
HIGH NUMBER OF YOUTH GOING PRO HAS MANY RE-EVALUATING SYSTEM

In the aftermath of more underclassman foregoing college and declaring themselves eligible for the NBA -- as well as high school players skipping college altogether -- many writers are commenting on t

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NCAA, New Orleans Pelicans

05/08/96
NFL ASSISTANTS BAND TOGETHER; UPSHAW EYES CONTACT IN CAMP

On his "Inside the Huddle" segment, ESPN''s John Clayton noted that a group of NFL assistant coaches have formed the Professional Football Association. While not considered a union, the PFA is designe

Tags: ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Walt Disney

05/08/96
IS THE FUTURE OF WOMEN'S PRO BASKETBALL IN CONSOLIDATION?

The efforts of the NBA and ABL to create pro women''s basketball leagues are examined by Joan O''Hamilton in BUSINESS WEEK. The ABL has signed eight name players and almost 500 women have registered f

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Nike

05/08/96
NO SCHOTT THERAPY NEEDED: REDS OWNER OFFERS APOLOGY

Reds Owner Marge Schott avoided disciplinary action by MLB and apologized for praising some early achievements of Adolf Hitler. In a statement, Schott called Hitler "unquestionably one of history''s m

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cincinnati Reds, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

05/08/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The Nuveen Champions Tour is featured in USA TODAY and WASHINGTON POST. The second stop of the circuit''s third season starts today in DC where ticket sales for the 3,000- seat stadium are "strong" (W

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA

05/07/96
LEAGUE NOTES

USA TODAY''s Erik Brady examines the absence of Canadian teams in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the move of Canadian teams to the U.S. (USA TODAY, 5/7).... INSIDE SPORTS features a

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Philadelphia Phillies

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