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"I would hope it causes the athletic directors at schools like Texas and Oklahoma to get a little excited as well and realize that they could do something truly special. To me, Bristol just gave proof positive that the concept is legitimate, has legs, and is something that more colleges should consi...

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New Version Of Twins Park Deal

A new, "more politically acceptable" version of a Twins ballpark bill was unveiled last Friday by MN Rep. Harry Mares, according to Bill Salisbury of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, who noted the original

Tags: Baseball, Facilities, Football, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings

Facility Notes

MLB: In CA, Guy Ashley reported that public discussion of potential sites of a new A''s ballpark resumes this week, and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Oakland City Council are set to

Tags: Baseball, Facilities, HOK Sports, Motorsports, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Media Monitor

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with the Univ. of KS.-Univ. of OK Big 12 men''s basketball championship, followed by the Univ of AL-MS St. Univ. SEC champion

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, ESPN, Motorsports, NASCAR, NCAA, Brooklyn Nets, Olympics, Media, Walt Disney

NFLPA Has $65M War Chest

The NFLPA "has set aside" $65M in the past five years for a potential labor dispute when its contract expires after the ''07 season, according to Curtis Eichelberger of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Raiders DE and

Tags: ESPN, Football, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Walt Disney

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Ovitz Feeling Jill-ted? Pete Sampras, along with agent Jill Smoller, leaves AMG for William Morris Agency. The Schwarz Is Not With Him After Argos owner calls for his immediate removal, CFL''s Lysko s

Coke Uses Beckham In Cup Ad

Beckham In Center Of Cola Wars Coca-Cola made Manchester United and English national team MF David Beckham "the star of their World Cup campaign [Friday] — as he launched an ad for Pepsi," accord

Tags: Coca-Cola, Manchester United, PepsiCo, Soccer

Predators Money Back Guarentee

The Predators announced Friday that they are raising ticket prices for the ''02-03 season, but Owner Craig Leipold said that the team "would refund the difference if the team did not make the playoffs

Tags: Franchises, Hockey, Nashville Predators, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins

Iguanas Seek Improved Lease

The SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS'' Lee Scheide reported on the uncertainty surrounding the CHL San Antonio Iguanas. The Spurs are interested in acquiring the Iguanas from Dave Elmore, who has owned the te

Tags: Basketball, CHL, Hockey, San Antonio Spurs

NFL's New Media/Publishing Unit

The NFL is "combining its Internet and publishing operations into a new media/publishing group to be headed by" NFL VP/New Media Chris Russo, according to Terry Lefton in this week''s SPORTSBUSINESS J

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Names In The News

LET THE GAMES BEGIN: The Paralympics began Friday in Salt Lake City, and SLOC President MITT ROMNEY said at the Opening Ceremony, "We see in you the power of the human spirit. It''s that spirit that r

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Football, HBO, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, New England Revolution, Olympics, Orlando Magic, Soccer, People and Pop Culture

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