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Silver Wants ASG In N.C., Warns States Of Legislation Similar To HB2

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  reiterated that he "wants to try" having the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, but he warned that legislation similar to North Carolina's HB2 law in other jurisdictions "could preclude an NBA city from hosting the event." Silver yesterday in his State of the League ...

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05/14/03
Owners Hold Serve On "Angles"

The balance an owner has to strike between being a "fan" and a "businessman" was examined by MSG''s "Angles." Patriots Owner Robert Kraft said, "In the early years probably, I managed (the team) too m

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05/14/03
Media Notes

In Boston, J.M. Lawrence reports Michael Melo admitted yesterday that he "sent 530,000 angry e-mails to [Boston''s WFXT-Fox] but claims he never meant to crash the network''s entire system" when WFXT

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05/14/03
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Ovitz Returns To The Fray Michael Ovitz is back in the NFL-to-L.A. picture, as he is reportedly involved in a plan to build a stadium in Carson, CA. The NFL has been offered an option on the site and

05/14/03
Names In The News

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05/14/03
MLB Satisfied w/ Marlins Hire?

McKeon Hiring Okayed By MLB The Marlins and MLB have discussed the hiring of new manager Jack McKeon, and the team "does not anticipate [MLB] levying a fine," according to Juan Rodriguez of the Ft. La

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05/14/03
MLB's '02 PAC Contributions

MLB''s political action committee (PAC) contributed $108,000 to 65 congressional candidates last year, and "much of it [went] to incumbents who sit on committees of strategic interest to the sport," a

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05/14/03
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 The Baltimore SUN’s June Arney writes, “There aren’t many sure things in horse racing, but state officials say that Saturday’s Preakness Stakes – and the surrounding hoopla – a

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05/14/03
Indy 500 Field Raising Questions

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05/14/03
Media Monitor

NATIONAL TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:30pm ET 90-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with Kings-Mavericks Game Five, followed by Devils-Senators Game Two and Angels-Yankees, highlighted by SS

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05/14/03
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"I''m surprised you didn''t say all-star shortstop and all-around cutie-pie Nomar Garciaparra." — NBC''s Matt Lauer, to "Today" guest host Mia Hamm, after her report on a Red Sox game (NBC, 5/14)

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