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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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01/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The ''99 FIFA Women''s World Cup named IOC VP ANITA DEFRANTZ to the Women''s World Cup Board of Directors (Women''s World Cup)....WRIGHT WALTERS resigned as Southern Conference Commissioner. He has he

Tags: IOC, IndyCar, People and Pop Culture

01/08/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Twins named JOE MCILVAINE as Special Assistant to the GM (Twins)....The WNBA Sting named PETE MOORE Dir of Business Operations. He was GM of the AAA Charlotte Knights (Sting)....CBS Sports promote

Tags: CBS, Minnesota Twins, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

01/08/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

JON JENNINGS, former Celtics Player Personnel Dir, who now works in the White House, on PRESIDENT CLINTON''s basketball skills. Jennings said Clinton "knows the game but has no game." As for VP AL GOR

Tags: Boston Celtics, Cablevision, DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, IMG, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, NBC, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

01/07/98
THE PATH TO POWER IN BASEBALL? MAKE THEM FEHR YOU

BASEBALL AMERICA lists its annual "25 Most Influential" people in baseball (BASEBALL AMERICA, 1/19): RANK NAME POSITION/ORGANIZATION 1) Don Fehr Exec Dir, MLBPA 2) Bud Selig Acting Commissioner/CEO, B

Tags: ABC, Anaheim Sports, Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Mariners, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

01/07/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

EAGLESON PLEADS: ALAN EAGLESON, founder and former Dir of the NHLPA, "pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud for his role in elaborate, illegal schemes that bilked huge sums of money from the pl

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, News Corp./Fox, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

01/07/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

TY VOTAW, special assistant to the Commissioner/General Counsel, has been promoted to VP/Business Affairs for the LPGA. Votaw will handle all business deals, including sponsorships and TV rights negot

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, LPGA, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Arizona Coyotes, People and Pop Culture, Vancouver Canucks

01/06/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: ABC, CBS, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

01/06/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MARTY GILBERT was named COO of IL-based sports information company STATS Inc. (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/6). ...ESPN named MIKE WADE Manager/Corporate Communications. Wade had been a Senior Account Exec with

Tags: ECHL, ESPN, Oakley, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

01/06/98
COUNTDOWN TO 1998 NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM

ROBERT ERB, Dir of Sports Marketing at adidas; PAT WILLIAMS, Magic Senior Exec VP; PAUL BEESTON, MLB COO; HAL PRINCE, Mach One Marketing President and RICHARD KREZWICK, President of the New Boston Gar

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01/06/98
GOODENOW SELECTED MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL IN CANADA

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Tags: Calgary Flames, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CFL, Colorado Rockies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

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