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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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04/22/96
TAGLIABUE GIVES DRAFT-WEEKEND ASSESSMENT ON ESPN

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was the subject of ESPN''s "Sunday Conversation." Tagliabue said the league is "turning the corner" on franchise free agency. Noting Tamopa and Seattle: "I think we sta

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

04/22/96
STERN SAYS NO MORE HAVOC; MEDIA QUESTIONS NBA ACTION

Speaking at a luncheon in Phoenix on Friday, NBA Commissioner David Stern said the league is prepared to "take away games, seasons and careers from players who cause havoc on the court to other player

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Walt Disney

04/22/96
MLS ATTENDANCE REMAINS STRONG OVER SECOND WEEKEND

Attendance for the MLS'' second full weekend: On Saturday -- Giants Stadium 46,826; RFK Stadium 35,032; Ohio Stadium 24,324. Sunday -- Mile High Stadium 21,711; SJU''s Spartan Stadium 17,580 (Mult, 4/

Tags: AEG, DC United, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

04/19/96
TONY GEORGE PROMISES FULL FIELD AT INDY; THE LOSS OF NASCAR?

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George said there will be a full field at next month''s Indy 500. George says he doesn''t have "any concerns" about filling the race card. George: "Putting t

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Sports Illustrated

04/19/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The Wimbledon Men''s Champion will earn $593,000 in ''96, an increase of $41,000 from ''95. The Women''s winner will receive $533,000, an increase of $38,000 ("Sports View," CNBC, 4/18). The Lipton Ch

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBA, Sports Illustrated

04/18/96
WHO IS TO FAULT FOR ATP RANKING SYSTEM?

The validity of the ATP Tour ranking system is examined by Doug Smith in USA TODAY. The computer rankings have been based counting a player''s 14 best finishes in a 52-week period. Smith writes when "

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATP, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC

04/18/96
LEAGUE NOTES

NASCAR''s Winston Cup series may be split into two divisions as a way to market and grow the sport. Track owner Bruton Smith: "We''ve all talked about that, having an American League and a National Le

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, NBA, R J Reynolds

04/17/96
CNBC PROMOS NHL'S "CUP CRAZY" CAMPAIGN

CNBC''s "Sports View" profiled the NHL''s "Cup Crazy" Playoff promotion and other recent marketing efforts, noting that the league is attempting to establish April as "NHL territory" and, in general,

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NFL, NHL, Nike, Walt Disney

04/17/96
NASCAR MULTICAR SPONSORSHIP EXAMINED IN RICHMOND

Five years ago, the multi-car team concept in NASCAR "was a joke," now multi-car shops are "the wave of the future," according to the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH. Because of the popularity of NASCAR, big

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

04/17/96
ABUSIVE NBA PLAYERS ARE WRONG, BUT ARE REFS ALWAYS RIGHT?

The NBA has never had a better collection of players, though they may be "surly, combative and human time bombs," according to Randy Galloway in the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The flip side is that the "NBA

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Walt Disney

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