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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 01 / 15

$45M  – The amount Rivers Casino has contributed, to date, to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for Consol Energy Center construction expenses, following the latest payment of $4.6M. By the time its agreement with SEA concludes in '38,...

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MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS: ONE WEEK 'TIL INDY CAR SHOWDOWN

Unlike the death of veteran Scott Brayton, the accident that sent rookie Indy car driver Dan Drinan to the hospital this weekend could be attributed of the IRL-IndyCar feud, according to Joseph Siano

Tags: ABC, Champ Car World Series, Coca-Cola, DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, Walt Disney

05/20/96
NBA YOUTH MOVEMENT, PART I: CAN THE TIDE BE STEMMED?

NBC''s "NBA Showtime" and "NBA Draft Lottery" coverage addressed the issue of underclassmen and high school players entering the NBA. NCAA Exec Dir Cedric Dempsey said their effort to address the issu

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, NCAA, Showtime

05/20/96
NBA YOUTH MOVEMENT, PART II: DISCUSSION GALORE

Sunday''s N.Y. TIMES featured dueling op-ed''s on the issue of NBA draft eligibility by AL President Gene Budig (for staying in school) and Raptors VP/GM Isiah Thomas (it''s the athlete''s decision) (

Tags: ESPN, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NCAA, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

05/20/96
MORE MLB NEWS: FOR WHOM BELLE TOLLS; WORLD BASEBALL CUP?

Reaction to AL President Gene Budig''s call for Albert Belle to get "immediate counseling" -- The N.Y. TIMES'' George Vecsey: "Baseball had better help Albert Belle. These incidents are coming closer

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

05/20/96
MLB OFFICIALS LOOK TO CONVINCE SCHOTT TO GIVE UP OPERATIONS

MLB officials are "hopeful" they will be able to "convince or force" Reds Owner Marge Schott to give up her day-to-day control of the team, according to Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. MLB execs do

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/17/96
BUDIG TAKES ACTION AGAINST ALBERT BELLE; WIN ONE FOR MARGE?

AL President Gene Budig announced the league will not suspend Indians OF Albert Belle for throwing baseballs at SI photographer Tony Tomsic, but will make him undergo mandatory professional counseling

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, Seattle Storm, Sports Illustrated

05/17/96
MLBPA LEADERSHIP IN LABOR NEGOTIATIONS QUESTIONED

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

05/17/96
PROPOSED FRANCHISE RELOCATION BILL COMES UNDER ATTACK

An effort to restrict pro sports teams from leaving their hometown for "riches" in another city came under heavy attack on Capitol Hill Thursday, according to the TAMPA TRIBUNE. At issue is a proposed

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NFL, NHL

05/17/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The WALL STREET JOURNAL profiled the split between the Indy and U.S. 500. There''s a "difference" at Indy "even the boosters can''t hide," writes John Helyar. The "new sponsors aren''t entertaining in

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05/17/96
NBA SETS SCHEDULE FOR MEXICO; NEWS AND NOTES

The NBA announced their "NBA Challenge ''96" preseason event in Mexico will be played October 26-27. The Cavaliers, Suns, Jazz and Mavericks will play in the event promoted by Operadora de Centros de

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