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Coyotes Analyst Placed On Leave Of Absence After Arrest In Buffalo

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Police sources said that Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton last night "went on a drunken rampage at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, pushing patrons, calling women vulgar names and fighting with officers." Boynton, who was in town for tonight's Coyotes-Sabres games, then "landed in the city ...

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03/06/98
MEDIA NOTES

Fox Sports Net airs "Clemente," a one-hour biography of Roberto Clemente, Sunday night at 9:00pm ET. The show, narrated by actor Jimmy Smits, marks the debut of Fox Sports Net films, a series of origi

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBC, New York Giants, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, Walt Disney

03/06/98
RUMOR HAS NEW GOLF ENTITY OFFERING LUCRATIVE MONEY BONUS

There are "rumblings" around the PGA Tour that a Vienna-based group known as the International Professional Golfers Association (IPGA) is "offering millions of dollars" to pro golfers based on their p

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated

03/06/98
SOMETHING MYSTIC IN THE AIR? TEAM SELLS 6,213 SEASON TIX

The WNBA''s Washington Mystics yesterday announced that they have sold 6,213 season tickets for their inaugural season, according to Athelia Knight of the WASHINGTON POST. Mystics spokesperson Julie D

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, NBC, Walt Disney, Washington Mystics, WNBA

03/06/98
LOSING AIR? DOES PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT SIGNAL END FOR MJ?

Random House yesterday announced that it will publish a "career retrospective" on Michael Jordan this November, according to Keith Kelly of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Editorial Dir Steve Ross said that he e

Tags: NBA, Media

03/06/98
GOOD NEWS FOR ADIDAS: RECORD SALES, DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH

adidas-Salomon AG reported record sales of $3.7B for ''97, and its "first-ever" double-digit earnings per share, according to Reuters. Earnings per share rose from $3.82 to $5.65. The company said tha

Tags: Finance, Washington Nationals

03/06/98
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, SPORTS FANS

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Tags: ESPN, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

03/06/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Eastman Kodak, Fila USA, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Marriott, NASCAR, New York Yankees, NFL, Nike, Toronto Raptors, YankeeNets

03/06/98
THE "ELITIST" GAMES? NAGANO RATINGS STRONG W/WELL-EDUCATED

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Tags: CBS, NBC, Olympics, USOC, Viacom

03/06/98
FORMULA ONE FLOATS POSSIBILITY OF BAN ON TOBACCO ADVERTISING

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Tags: ESPN, Formula One, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

03/06/98
PLANET REEBOK GETTING SMALLER AS MLB ROSTER BEING TRIMMED

Reebok "has downsized its role" for the ''98 MLB season "in response to a lackluster athletic shoe market, particularly for baseball cleats," according to Pete Williams of USA TODAY BASEBALL WEEKLY. "

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