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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

The HOUSTON CHRONICLE's John McClain writes of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and Texans Owner Bob McNair , "They have different personalities and management styles, but both are passionate about football and the NFL. They're respected voices who serve on league committees and believe they should do ...

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NFL AND ESPN INTERNET DEAL SEEN AS "MATURATION OF INTERNET"

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05/27/98
JAYS CHAIR TELLS CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PRO TEAMS NEED HELP

Blue Jays Chair & CEO Sam Pollock told a House of Commons committee on the future of sports in Canada that the Blue Jays and all Canadian pro teams "are in financial peril," according to William Walke

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05/27/98
BACK ON THE BLOCK: VIKES OWNERS AGAIN SEEKING A BUYER

The Vikings Board of Directors decided on Monday "to put the franchise up for sale again and will accept open, cash bids for 100 percent of the stock in the holding company," according to Greg Johnson

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Flyers

05/27/98
AGENT DENIES REPORT THAT LEMIEUX PLANNING TO UN-RETIRE

Mario Lemieux''s agent Tom Reich, responding to a column Tuesday by Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun, said that Lemieux "won''t be resuming his playing career anytime soon, if ever," according to Dave M

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins

05/27/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

The NHL Oilers are "fast running out of time" in their drive to sell at least 13,000 season tickets by May 31 in order to qualify for $2.5M from the NHL''s Canadian Assistance Plan. With five days rem

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cincinnati Reds, Comcast-Spectacor, Denver Broncos, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Kansas City Chiefs, MLB, New York Jets, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

05/27/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CBS Sports President SEAN MCMANUS married TRACY LYNNE TORRE on Saturday in Westport, CT (N.Y. TIMES, 5/24)....An ad for the MICHAEL JORDAN SENIOR FLIGHT SCHOOL appeared in the Wall Street Journal on T

Tags: CBS, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, YankeeNets

05/27/98
PIAZZA DELIVERS HUGE SHEA CROWDS FOR HIS FIRST GAMES AS MET

C Mike Piazza''s second game as a Met helped the team enjoy its "first sellout in five years," according to Steve Popper of the N.Y. TIMES. Sunday''s game drew a paid crowd of 47,291, and, including 8

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, Miami Heat, New York Mets

05/27/98
EXPOS EYE LAND NEAR PLANNED PARK FOR POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

The Expos "filed papers last week" with the city of Montreal to develop a 1.4-million-square-foot property that is adjacent to their proposed site for a new ballpark, according to Basem Boshra of the

Tags: Facilities

05/27/98
STARS AND MAVS CHOICE OF SCHWARTZ FOR ARENA DESIGN DRAWS IRE

The Stars and Mavericks chose DC-based architect David Schwarz to design Dallas'' new $230M downtown sports arena, according to Joy Dickinson of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Schwarz designed The Ballpark

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Facilities, News Corp./Fox, Southwest Sports Group, Walt Disney

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EARNING THEIR STRIPES: TIGERS SUITES FILLING UP FAST

The Tigers are collecting $25,000 down payments for luxury boxes at their new stadium, even though Opening Day is almost two years away, according to Mark Puls of the DETROIT NEWS. The team has alread

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