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NFL Senior VP/Communications GREG AIELLO said that NFL Senior VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs CYNTHIA HOGAN last September "ordered up a 'top-to-bottom review' of the NFL’s political action committee by the league's outside lawyers because she was new to the league." FEC filings ...

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09/14/98
EARLY POLL NUMBERS SUPPORTIVE OF PADRES BALLPARK PLAN

A SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/NBC poll found that 81% of respondents said their support for the Padres proposed $411M ballpark "is buoyed by its promise to accelerate urban renewal in the surrounding neig

Tags: Facilities, NBC, San Diego Padres

09/14/98
LOGAN THREATENS MUTINY IN FL, HAS EYES ON ROCHESTER, NY

MLS Commissioner Doug Logan "sounded pessimistic about the chances" of the Mutiny remaining in Tampa Bay, according to Rodney Page of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. Logan attended Sunday night''s Mutiny-Me

Tags: Franchises, MLS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

09/14/98
NIKE, PART I: N.Y. TIMES WRITES ON THE "SWOON OF THE SWOOSH"

The Nike swoosh, "never more ubiquitous, is in turnaround," according to Timothy Egan in Sunday''s N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE. Egan: "Having plastered the world with a corporate icon rivaled perhaps only by

Tags: Coca-Cola, Nike

09/14/98
HE'S GOT SOME FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: BROOKS EYEING PIRATES?

Country singer Garth Brooks spent two days with the Pirates in Philadelphia, taking batting practice, chasing fly balls and signing autographs, according to Paul Meyer of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

09/14/98
CBS'S STARR GAZING PRE-EMPTS U.S. OPEN SEMIFINAL COVERAGE

Friday''s coverage of the U.S. Open women''s semifinals was pre-empted by CBS News'' decision to cover Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr''s report on President Clinton. NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay reported

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom

09/14/98
NBA ROOKIES LEARN TO BUDGET; WILL REFS BE PAID IN LOCKOUT?

The NBA lockout continues, and "with no contract, no advance money from agents and no team facilities to work out at over the summer, your average rookie is living like a college student -- staving of

Tags: ABC, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NBC, NFL, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Walt Disney

09/14/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: The Yankees need to draw only 18,652 to break their all-time attendance record of 2,633,701 set in ''88 (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 9/14). But with only 10 games left, the Yankees would have to draw 39,

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, YankeeNets

09/14/98
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': A'S HEAR OF OFFER FROM SAN BERNARDINO

A San Bernardino corporation "has made" a $130M offer to buy the A''s "with the intention of moving them to Southern California no later than 2001," according to a report in the San Bernardino County

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics

09/14/98
MOUSETRAPPED? DISNEY WARNS WALL STREET OF LOWER EARNINGS

Walt Disney Co. on Friday "warned Wall Street" that its earnings in the fourth quarter "will be sharply off as a result of slower business overseas, poor prime-time ratings at the ABC network and vari

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Finance, NFL, NHL, Walt Disney

09/14/98
NHL IN COURT, PART II: LAMAR HUNT CLEARED TO PROCEED W/SUIT

N.Y. State Supreme Justice Herman Cahn ruled that Columbus Hockey Limited (CHL), which bid unsuccessfully to establish a pro hockey team in Columbus, OH, "may proceed with a lawsuit against the NHL,"

Tags: CHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nationwide Insurance, NBA, NHL

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