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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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04/17/98
MAGIC SAY THEY MAY REAPPEAR IN O-RENA FOR FIVE MORE YEARS

The Magic, "hinting for months that they want a new building, now are willing to play at least five more years at the Orlando Arena with only minor modifications" to the $110M facility, according to D

Tags: Facilities, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

04/17/98
DRILLING FOR DOLLARS: OILERS LOOK FOR STRONG RENEWAL NUMBERS

The NHL Oilers "must sell 13,000 season tickets by May 31 to qualify" for $2.5M from the NHL''s currency equalization fund, according to Bill Mah of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. This is the "third straight y

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL

04/17/98
RACING NEWS & NOTES: SPRINT IN THE PITS WITH NEW PROMO

Sprint will give five contest winners the opportunity to witness NASCAR racing from pit row and a chance to win $1M, according to NATIONAL SPEED SPORT NEWS. Throughout the season, with the purchase of

Tags: Columbus Crew, NASCAR, NHRA, R J Reynolds, Sprint

04/17/98
REPORTS OF ESPN'S RATE INCREASE RAISES IRE OF CABLE INDUSTRY

Reports that ESPN will "hike its rates" by 20% on August 1 and implement an annual 20% increase until 2006 has drawn reaction from the cable industry, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES.

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/17/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sports events. All times are ET. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Galaxy-MetroStars 4/11 ABC 3:0

Tags: ABC, AEG, Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Galaxy, Miami Heat, MLS, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PBA, Media, St. Louis Cardinals, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/17/98
WILL NIKE COUNTER NATIONWIDE PROTEST RALLIES TOMORROW?

Tomorrow, the second Int''l Nike Mobilization rally is planned for 50 U.S. cities and a handful of locations overseas, according to SCRIPPS HOWARD''s David Nielsen. Nielsen: "The size and intensity wi

Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, Nielsen, Nike

04/17/98
SPORTSLINE USA REPORTS RECORD FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE

SportsLine USA announced a record revenue and site traffic for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenue increased 359% to $6.79M in the first quarter ''98 from $1.48M during the same period of ''97.

Tags: Finance, General Motors, SportsLine.com

04/17/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

AFL: The AFL makes its debut in Kansas City, MO, when the FL Bobcats host the Nashville Kats in a regular-season game July 25 at Kemper Arena (AFL). In K.C., Jonathan Rand reported that The Sports Gro

Tags: AFL, American Airlines, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Miami Heat, NBA, New York Mets, Ticketmaster

04/17/98
FISHERMAN GONE WITH THE WAVES: ISLES TO BRING BACK OLD DUDS

The Islanders wore the "old white, blue and orange uniform they likely will wear for good next season" last night in their home finale, according to Marc Berman of the N.Y. POST. Although the team won

Tags: Dallas Stars, Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL, Southwest Sports Group

04/17/98
TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF NATIONAL SOCCER ALLIANCE EXAMINED

The "demise" of the National Soccer Alliance, which had proposed a women''s professional soccer league, is examined by Amy Shipley of the WASHINGTON POST. Before ceasing operations in December, the NS

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, Nike, Reebok

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