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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 05 / 15

“Normally, in the third round, the third day of a draft, we're showing fans, diehards asleep in the fourth level of Radio City Music Hall. Now there were a quarter of a million people strolling around Grant Park” – NFL Network’s Rich Eisen , on the NFL Draft in Chicago this ...

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IHL TEST GOAL ADS WITH FREE POWERADE DISPLAY IN FINALS

The IHL has joined with Coca-Cola in an advertising experiment where it will display the PowerAde logo on the top of the goal nets during the Wolves-Vipers Turner Cup Final. The new advertising, which

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06/05/98
CENTENNIAL ARENA PRICE TAG KEEPS GOING AND GOING AND...

The price of Raleigh''s Centennial Arena, future home of the Hurricanes and N.C. State Univ., has increased by $20M, putting the cost of the arena at $152M, according to Laurie Willis of the Raleigh N

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06/05/98
LOCKOUT APPEARS MORE LIKELY AS NBA DISCUSSES GLOOMY SCENARIO

While the NBA and NBPA "continue to talk," discussions in recent weeks "indicate a lockout by the owners is on the horizon," according to David Moore of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. NBA Deputy Commissione

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06/05/98
CUP CRAZY: ABC, ESPN AND ESPN2 GEAR UP FOR WORLD CUP ACTION

Four years "after scoring surprisingly high" ratings with the World Cup, ESPN and ABC "are hoping for a repeat performance this summer," according to Breznick & Reynolds of CABLE WORLD. Along with ESP

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

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TWO NEW INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUES AIM TO GAIN MARKETS/EXPOSURE

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06/05/98
MOST REQUESTED TICKET? NOT BULLS-JAZZ, BUT "ARLI$$" CAMEOS

The season premiere of HBO''s "Arli$$," a Tollin/Roberts Production, airs this Sunday at 9:30pm. In the initial episode, titled "My Job Is To Get Jobs," AMM client Theo Holt is a reliable backup QB ca

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06/05/98
PICTURE PERFECT? CANON MAY RE-UP HARTFORD PGA TOUR EVENT

Canon "is close" to signing a four-year extension with the Greater Hartford Open (GHO) as part of the PGA Tour''s "new plan to get long-term commitments from title sponsors," according to Bruce Berlet

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MEDIA NOTES

ESPN: Responding to a Hollywood Reporter story that showed a decline in ratings for ESPN and "SportsCenter," while noting an increase in ratings for "Fox Sports News," ESPN''s Mike Soltys said, "Niels

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FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: Fox Group VP/Communications Vince Wladika said "[t]here is no truth to" yesterday''s reports that the Dodgers plan to dismiss manager Bill Russell and GM Fred Claire and replace them with Marlins

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STRAIGHT TALK FROM VENUS? ARNON MILCHAN SEES TALK-SHOW TIE

The synergist relationship between Hollywood''s Regency Enterprises Chair Arnon Milchan and the WTA Tour is profiled by USA TODAY''s Doug Smith, who writes that, "Long range, Milchan says that he sees

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