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50,000-Plus Fans See What May Be American Pharoah's Last Race

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Ticket sales were “capped” by NYRA at 50,000 and “sold out more than two weeks in advance, even before it was announced that American Pharoah would compete.”

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

CBS SportsLine''s Mike Lurie noted comments made by IMG VP Bob Kain on Jeff Schwartz in the agency''s statement on seeking legal action against Schwartz: "IMG is making an obvious attempt to portray S

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03/02/99
MEDIA NOTES

NBA RATINGS: NBC released final ratings for Sunday''s "NBA on NBC" action. The Rockets-Lakers game earned a 7.0/14 Nielsen rating, which is NBC''s highest-rated regular- season game since last March.

Tags: CBS, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBC, Nielsen, Media, Viacom

03/02/99
PACKERS SHELVE PROPOSED LAMBEAU FACE-LIFT DUE TO LOW FUNDS

Packers President Bob Harlan said he has canceled the final two phases of a $75M construction project "aimed at making [Lambeau Field] more profitable" due to "the challenge of paying for a major reno

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03/02/99
ONE OF THE HIGHEST-RANKING WOMEN IN SPORTS STEPS DOWN

Joann Klonowski has resigned as the CEO of the IHL''s Long Beach Ice Dogs effective June 30, according to Joe Stevens of the Long Beach PRESS-TELEGRAM. Klonowski said she resigned to pursue other oppo

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03/02/99
OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA THREATEN SECOND SUIT AGAINST RAIDERS

Oakland and Alameda County are "threatening to file a second lawsuit against" the Raiders, stating that the team''s "inflammatory comments about their future in Oakland" are "undermining efforts" to s

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03/02/99
MITCHELL COMMISSION SAYS OLYMPIC REFORM NEEDED FROM THE TOP

The independent commission led by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell issued its report which stated that the current Olympic scandal "was spawned by a pervasive culture of ''gift creep,''" with prese

Tags: IOC, NBC, Olympics, USOC

03/02/99
FINCHEM PLEASED WITH MATCH PLAY; ABC SPORTS HIGH ON RATING

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, on the Andersen Consulting World Match Play Championship: "The popularity of golf has been enhanced this week by what people saw. We think it''s a tremendous success

Tags: ABC, Events and Attractions, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

03/02/99
DOES ISL HAVE ITS EYE ON ACQUIRING RIGHTS TO NCAA TOURNEY?

Swiss-based sports marketing group ISL "has its sights on the NCAA Tournament," according to Wendell Barnhouse of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. CBS Sports'' $1.725B rights deal expires in 2002 and ISL

Tags: CBS, Colleges, NCAA, Oakland Athletics, Viacom

03/02/99
MAYDAY, MAYDAY! TOP LPGA TOUR EVENT 20% SHORT OF GOAL

The LPGA Tour is "unsure" if it will stage the $1M Titleholders Championship, scheduled for May 6-9 at Daytona Beach, FL, because of "failure to secure a second presenting sponsor" to join Lincoln-Mer

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03/02/99
MEDIA MATRIX LISTS WEB VISITORS OVER THE SECOND HALF OF '98

Top sports Web sites in terms of unique visitors, as monitored by Media Matrix (INDUSTRY STANDARD, 3/2): SITE AUGUST ''98 RANK DECEMBER ''98 RANK % +/- ESPN.com 3.339 mil 1 3.949 mil 1 18.3% CBS Sport

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, SportsLine.com, The Back of the Book, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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