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Phil Jackson Talks Regret In Using "Posse" Regarding LeBron, Touches On Marijuana Use

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

Knicks President Phil Jackson last night said he "could regret" using the word "posse" to describe LeBron James' friends and business associates, but declined to go deeper, saying he is "not supposed to discuss other teams' players in this position that I have." Jackson appeared on CBS Sports Networ...

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11/19/97
MLB'S EXPANSION TEAMS SEE THE CHILDREN AS THE FUTURE

"Some 5,000 to 7,000 fans jammed downtown Phoenix, where officials of the fledgling" Diamondbacks and Devil Rays "gathered to build a future for their teams, one player at a time," according to Hoye &

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11/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

SOCCER: On Sunday, 53,193 attended the U.S.-El Salvador World Cup qualifying match in Foxboro, MA (U.S. Soccer) ....The second-division A-League will expand from 24 to 28 teams next year, and will inc

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11/18/97
DIAMONDBUCKS ARE FOREVER: IS COLANGELO NOT WINNING FRIENDS?

MLB''s Expansion Draft for the Devil Rays and Diamondbacks will be held today in Phoenix. Over the weekend, MLB GMs submitted changes to the league''s postseason format for "expected approval" by the

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11/18/97
FINCHEM'S "MASTER PLAN" COULD INCLUDE BANK OF AMERICA DEAL

During the PGA Tour Tournaments Association meetings that concluded November 6, Commissioner Tim Finchem "unveiled portions of his master plan for the future" of the Tour, according to Dave Shedloski

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11/17/97
NBA'S POWER PLAYERS PROFILED; LABOR TALK HEATS UP

NBA Commissioner David Stern was profiled by Richard Wilner in the N.Y. POST under the header, "Giving It His Best Shot. NBA Commish''s Job Is Filled With Big Bucks And Big Headaches." Wilner: "[W]hy

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11/17/97
CHASE AIMS TO ADD A LITTLE SPICE TO ITS TENNIS PACKAGE

The Corel WTA Tour Chase Championships begin today in New York at Madison Square Garden. Tennis promoter John Korff, an "unpaid business adviser" to the WTA Tour players'' association, was asked to pr

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11/17/97
FLUTIE MAGIC REIGNS AT GREY CUP; CBC SELLS OUT AD TIME

The CFL''s Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton drew 60,431 as the Toronto Argonauts, behind Doug Flutie, beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 47-23, in front of the third-largest crowd in Grey C

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11/17/97
HOLLYWOOD PARK'S NFL BID ADDS A TROJAN HORSE WITH JOHN MCKAY

John McKay, son of the former USC and Bucs coach, "has agreed to be the point man in Hollywood Park''s renewed efforts to build a football stadium for an NFL expansion team in time to play in 2001," a

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11/17/97
GO BACK TO THE BUTT-HUGGERS? SHORTS SNAFU SNARES STARTER

The NBA fined the Timberwolves $25,000 Friday and fined five of their players another $2,500 each for wearing their shorts too long, according to Steve Aschburner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Leag

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11/14/97
"NBR" GIVES ITS RANKINGS ON THE STATE OF THE BIG FOUR

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