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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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IMADGINE ALL THE SIGNAGE AND REPLAYS, SHOWN RIGHT ON YOUR TV

Sunshine Network and CT-based Imadgine Video Systems have agreed to a virtual broadcasting partnership, whereby the network will use Imadgine''s virtual ad and digital replay systems. Sunshine will fi

09/02/98
ABC/ESPN OFFER NFL AD BUYERS THE WHOLE "KIT AND KABOODLE"

Advertisers can now buy ABC''s "Monday Night Football" and ESPN''s "Sunday Night Football" as a package, according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ABC Sports and ESPN held their NFL se

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

09/02/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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09/02/98
DON'T CRY, NO TEARS, FOR BOOM BOOM: TEARDROP EYES LYNX

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Tags: ESPN, Finance, Minnesota Lynx, Walt Disney

09/02/98
FLORIDA GATORS SEEING GREEN AFTER INKING NIKE DEAL

The Univ. of FL (UF) has "agreed in principle" with Nike on a five-year, $9M contract for its football and basketball teams, according to Matt Hayes of the FL TIMES- UNION. The deal, which starts July

Tags: Nike, Reebok

09/02/98
IN DROPPING BIDS FOR BROWNS, PARTIES SAY COST TOO HIGH

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Tags: Boston Bruins, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, New England Patriots, NFL

09/02/98
FIRST OPEN CONTROVERSY: VENUS DISSES WTA TOUR WITH NO PATCH

WTA Tour spokesperson Jim Fuhse said that Venus Williams "will receive a hefty fine if she continues to refuse to wear" a WTA Tour patch during match play at the U.S. Open, according to USA TODAY''s D

Tags: Chase Manhattan Bank, Nike, Reebok

09/02/98
NEW BALANCE EXTENDS INTO BROWN SHOE MARKET WITH DUNHAM DEAL

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09/02/98
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NETWORKS TO CANVAS THE AIRWAVES WITH MCGWIRE COVERAGE

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Houston Astros, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

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