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Advil "plans to air its first Super Bowl commercial in more than a decade” with a spot titled “Distant Memory” via Grey, N.Y. The 30-second national spot is a "floater, meaning there is a chance the commercial won’t air depending on timeouts and official reviews" ( ADAGE.com...

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Poll Shows Starzz Lack Buzz

A Deseret News/KSL-NBC poll of 400 UT residents conducted by Dan Jones and Associates in September showed 36% of respondents had "no interest" and 26% said they were "not very interested" in the WNBA

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Facility Notes

NHL: In Dallas, Mike Heika cites Stars execs as saying that they hope American Airlines Center (AAC) "will be the top revenue producing arena in the NHL, and early indications show it might be." The t

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Franchise Notes

MLB: In Miami, Mike Phillips reports a crowd of 2,887 attended last night''s Marlins-Expos game at Olympic Stadium. Marlins RF Kevin Millar: "It was so quiet you could hear the air conditioning runnin

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Closing Bell, September 20, 2001

The Daily Insider Afternoon News & Headlines Thursday, September 20, 2001 4:00pm ET • YankeeNets Hire Long-Time TV Exec John Filippelli For YES Network • NFL Still Hopeful Of Working Out D

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League Notes

MLS: USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand, noting MLS'' playoffs begin tonight, writes, "This season MLS drew its all-time lowest TV ratings, averaging about 0.2% of TV cable households on both ESPN and ESPN

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Sports Donations Pouring In

MLB and the MLBPA yesterday announced the creation of the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund to aid victims of last week''s tragedy. MLB and the MLBPA will each contribute $5M to the fund. Distributions o

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Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:30pm ET 30-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with Braves-Phillies, followed by Mets-Pirates. The first non-MLB report was the NFL officials accepting t

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Football, Hockey, Houston Astros, MLB, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Southwest Sports Group, Media, Texas Rangers, Time Warner, Walt Disney

Soldier Field Plans Move Forward

Model Of Soldier Field Renovations Chicago Park District officials said yesterday that the proposed $600M renovation of Soldier Field "will go forward, despite last week''s terrorist attacks and subse

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Univ. Of MN Hockey Deals

The Univ. of Minnesota (UM) "is expected" to sign an eight-year, $3.7M contract with FSN that will put 32 UM hockey games on the net, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, who note

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Names In The News

Univ. of VA football coach AL GROH, during an ACC football coaches conference call, said of the team flying to SC for Saturday''s game at Clemson Univ.: "As far as the hijacking issue is concerned 

Tags: American Airlines, Colleges, Golf, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

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