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MLB Yet To Make Decision On Puerto Rico Series Despite Players' Concerns Over Zika

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 16

MLB this morning said no decision has been made as of this point on the status of the two-game Pirates-Marlins series scheduled for later this month in Puerto Rico despite a report in the Spanish-language paper El Nuevo Dia saying that the series will be cancelled . Players recently have expressed ...

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04/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

The Padres will host the Cardinals in a two-day, three- game series Saturday and Sunday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, in what will be the first regular season MLB games played in Hawaii (MLB)....The N

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04/18/97
TENNIS NEWS & NOTES: CONNECTICUT TOURNAMENTS CHANGING HANDS

Tennis promoter Jim Westhall and the ATP announced yesterday the sale of the men''s singles tournament, The Pilot Pen Int''l in New Haven, CT, from Westhall''s control to Butch Buchholz, according to

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04/17/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In Philadelphia, Rich Hofmann writes on the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the increased amount of "lassoing" and "stickholding:" "Get Cup Crazy? Nah. The NHL needs a new slogan as it embarks on another spr

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, New England Revolution, NHL

04/17/97
MLB NEWS & NOTES: MO WOULD GET THE BLUES ON GIVING OVER 42

The Red Sox'' Mo Vaughn said he was approached by the MLBPA in Spring Training and asked to change his number from 42 so MLB could retire it in honor of Jackie Robinson, according to Sean McAdam of th

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04/16/97
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE: CFL ADVERTISING FOR NEW COMMISH

With the CFL trying to fill its vacant commissioner''s position, the league ran a "bold" ad in Monday''s Toronto Globe & Mail, according to a CP report in the VANCOUVER SUN. The ad read: "Wanted: some

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04/15/97
NHL ATTENDANCE HITS RECORD FIGURE FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

The NHL''s regular season finished Sunday with a record league-wide attendance figure for the second year in a row. The attendance for the 1,066 games played totaled 17,640,529 in ''96-97, for an aver

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04/15/97
JESS KERSEY FOURTH NBA REF TO BE INDICTED IN TAX PROBE

Jess Kersey "became the fourth NBA referee to be indicted on tax evasion charges for allegedly failing to pay income taxes on money he saved by downgrading league-issued plane tickets," according to S

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04/15/97
PRESIDENT CLINTON LEADS JACKIE ROBINSON CELEBRATION TONIGHT

"Months of planning and anticipation will culminate in tonight''s Jackie Robinson celebration, making Shea Stadium the place to be for the first time in years," according to John Harper of the N.Y. DA

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Mets, Walt Disney

04/14/97
WOODS' WIN AT AUGUSTA, PART III: WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tiger Woods won The Masters in a dominating, record- setting performance, becoming the first African American to win a professional major golf championship. The media this morning focuses on the 21-ye

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

04/14/97
BETTMAN PROFILED IN N.Y. POST; SELIG IN L.A. TIMES MAGAZINE

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was profiled by Richard Wilner in Sunday''s N.Y. POST under the header "Dawn Of A New Ice Age: Hockey''s Riding High But It''s Tough Being NHL Commish." Wilner notes Bett

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