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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 14

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin, which wrapped up yesterday, had six swimming pools on the course, marking the "first public swimming pools to be featured on the PGA Tour" ( LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 10/20 ). Under the header, " Swimming Pools, Girls In Bikinis Latest...

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04/15/97
REVIEWS CONTINUE ON SI'S WOMEN/SPORT

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04/15/97
CBS SPORTS EARNS RECORD OVERNIGHT MASTERS RATING OF 15.8/32

CBS Sports'' coverage of the ''97 Masters scored the highest 36-market local overnight rating for any golf tournament in history. Sunday''s final-round scored a 15.8/32 rating, which was up 65% from '

Tags: ABC, BBDO, CBS, NBC, Media, USA Networks, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/14/97
MEDIA NOTES

ESPN will televise Game 1 of the Ducks-Coyotes playoff series, but the ESPN telecast is "scheduled to be blacked out" in Southern CA because of Fox Sports West 2. The Ducks "are fighting to get the ES

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04/14/97
WOODS WIN AT AUGUSTA, PART II: CBS GAINS RECORD RATINGS

CBS'' Saturday third-round coverage of The Masters from 3:30-6:00 p.m. ET, produced an 8.6 rating/20 share, the highest numbers for the third-round coverage since CBS has televised the tournament, acc

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04/11/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

04/11/97
FOX FILES SUIT AGAINST THE ANGELS AND DISNEY

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Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

04/11/97
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04/11/97
HAS SKY FOUND ITS LIMIT? REPORT HAS MURDOCH/PRIMESTAR TALKS

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Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

04/11/97
MASTERS MEDIA NOTES: THE EYE ON THE TIGER

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Tags: CBS, IMG, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

04/10/97
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