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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 15

The FINANCIAL TIMES notes, "The sports stadium of the future faces a dilemma: its technological wizardry will be so distracting it will have to work harder to keep fans focused on the action ." The WASHINGTON POST calls Wizards and Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis " DC's man of the hour, the owner of ...

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03/15/00
NAMES IN THE NEWS

49ers QB STEVE YOUNG married former model BARBARA GRAHAM in a Mormon ceremony in HI yesterday. The service was "witnessed by about 45 guests, all of them considered practicing Mormons," and 90 guests

Tags: News Corp./Fox, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture

03/15/00
REPORT HAS DEAL ON NHL PARTICIPATION IN 2002 GAMES NEAR

European hockey teams have "dropped their threat of preventing" NHL players from playing in the 2002 Winter Olympics, "making it almost certain" the players will participate in the Salt Lake Games, ac

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

03/15/00
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL SUSPENDS THREE: Titans CB Denard Walker, Bengals OL Matt O''Dwyer and former Jets OL Jumbo Elliott "became the first players suspended" under the NFL''s "anti-crime policy," which is "designed to

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Jets, NFL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tennessee Titans, WNBA

03/15/00
NFL UNLIKELY TO IMPLEMENT SCHEDULING CHANGES FOR NEXT SEASON

ABC''s "MNF" "almost certainly will not have the benefit of a flexible schedule over the final weeks of the 2000 season, though the league could implement the plan in 2001," according to Leonard Shapi

Tags: ABC, CBS, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/15/00
REEBOK GIVES FIREMAN TEN YEARS TO EXERCISE STOCK OPTIONS

Reebok Int''l gave CEO Paul Fireman ten more years to "exercise options to buy almost" 500,000 shares of the company stock that otherwise would have expired "worthless" unless the price "more than dou

Tags: Finance, Reebok

03/15/00
MEDIA CAN WAIT OUTBACK: U.S. CARRIES UPSET OVER ACCESS

A SOCOG plan to limit media access to the main venues at the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney this September (see THE DAILY, 2/29) "has caused serious concern among a number of major American broad

Tags: ESPN, IOC, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Olympics, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, USOC, Walt Disney

03/15/00
STERN'S PROPOSAL STILL FACES UPHILL CLIMB ON PUBLIC OPINION

Following last night''s compromise on placing microphones on NBA coaches, the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER''s Tim Sullivan writes that NBA Commissioner David Stern "may be right" with his theory that "more acc

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

03/15/00
BILL AMENDMENTS COULD DOOM CARDINALS' PLANS FOR NEW STADIUM

Legislation on a new stadium for the NFL Cardinals'' could be in jeopardy after the AZ House yesterday "added provisions" outlining the financing for the $341M facility "that could effectively kill th

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Facilities

03/15/00
ESPN OFFERS "DEGREE" IN HOCKEY WITH SECOND RULES TELECAST

ESPN presented its second installment of "NHL Rules!" during last night''s Mighty Ducks-Avalanche game, and opening the broadcast, ESPN''s Bill Clement said, "We will attempt to define rules, but besi

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Colorado Avalanche, ESPN, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

03/15/00
WHAT'S YOUR PLAN, STAN? KROENKE VISITS WITH ASCENT IN CO

Rams Minority Partner Stan Kroenke visited Denver yesterday "to do a little window shopping in his quest to buy" the Nuggets, Avalanche and Pepsi Center, according to Jim Weiker of the DENVER POST. Kr

Tags: Cablevision, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, New York Liberty, PepsiCo, St. Louis Rams

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