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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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09/24/98
YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE TO ANDRO AS ESPN PULLS COMMERCIALS

ESPN, "bowing to public pressure," pulled commercials for androstenedione off the air, according to an AP report. The MetRx ad ran during Tuesday''s "American Muscle" show, and was scheduled to run ag

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

09/24/98
LEAGUE NOTES

IRL Exec Dir Leo Mehl, on a CART/IRL merger: "It''s going to happen, it''s just a matter of time. But so far, nobody can tell me any scenario that won''t cost somebody $100 million, and I can''t imagi

Tags: Calgary Flames, Champ Car World Series, Detroit Tigers, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NHL

09/24/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Blue Jays named MARK LEMMON Dir of Corporate Partnerships (WASHINGTON POST, 9/24)....MLS Fusion VP & GM LEO STILLITANO resigned Tuesday. COO BETTY D''ANJOLELL will handle his duties on an interim

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Toronto Blue Jays

09/24/98
ROY FIRESTONE ASKS STEINBRENNER, DO YOU REMEMBER?

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner appeared on ESPN''s "Up Close Primetime" with Roy Firestone. Firestone read aloud Steinbrenner''s first quote as Yankees owner upon purchasing the team in ''73: "We p

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, New York Yankees, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/24/98
LOCAL GROUP WANTS OILERS NAME TO SOUND REBELLIOUS

The Sons of the Confederate Veterans (SOCV) claim they have 350,000 signed ballots in favor of changing the name of the NFL Oilers to the Rebels, according to Jay Hamburg of the Nashville TENNESSEAN.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL

09/24/98
NIKE STILL TOPS AMONG KIDS, ADIDAS OVERTAKES REEBOK

In its latest Omnibus Study, SI For Kids surveyed kids 13 and under in February ''98 and May ''98 and asked them to name their favorite sneaker brand. Total sample: 613 kids, 309 in February and 304 i

Tags: Fila USA, Nike, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, The Back of the Book, Washington Nationals

09/24/98
AFFINITY DEALS: FIRST UNION W/WORLD GOLF; VISA ON THE LINKS

First Union-FL has been named the official services provider for the World Golf Village in a deal that runs through 2005 and includes plans for a First Union financial center at the St. Augustine reso

Tags: Visa

09/24/98
NHL OILERS REACH HIGH FOR COLISEUM NAMING RIGHTS DEAL

The NHL Oilers have sold Edmonton Coliseum''s naming rights for to Skyreach Equipment Ltd., whose president, Barry Weaver, is a member of the team''s 31-member ownership group, according to Dan Barnes

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, Edmonton Oilers, Facilities, NHL

09/24/98
CUP OF PLENTY? FL HAS TENNIS EVENT IN PALM OF HAND

Palm Beach County, FL, officials said that hosting the Davis Cup Finals at Delray Beach "would mean an economic windfall of about $15 million" for the county, according to Krause & Bennett of the Ft.

Tags: Events and Attractions, USTA

09/23/98
FINAL NETWORK RATINGS FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 12 & 13

The following lists final national ratings from network sports events from the weekend of September 12-13. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR

Tags: ABC, CBS, MLB, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

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