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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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NAMES IN THE NEWS

SMC Chair BRUTON SMITH "hopes to raise" $104M by selling shares in his NC-based Sonic Automotive company dealership group (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/19)....ESPN Sr. VP/Integrated Sales & Market Research M

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08/18/97
SHAQ'S LATEST: "STEEL" REVIEWS NOT SOFT

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL''s "Steel" took in a "very rusty estimate" of $855,000 in its opening weekend, according to Brian Fuson of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The "comic book- based actioner failed to register

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08/18/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Denver Broncos, IMG, Miami Dolphins, People and Pop Culture

08/18/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DAVE GREELEY was named Dir of Corporate Development for the Trail Blazers. He was Dir of Sales for the Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment (Blazers)....GEOFF SMITH has been named president of Ro

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Portland Trail Blazers, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

08/15/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

CHARLES BLOSSOM was named Senior VP/Marketing at Action Performance, a licensing, marketing and distribution company in the motorsports market (NSSN, 8/6 issue)....Fox Sports West announced three prod

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

08/15/97
BLACK SPORTS AGENTS ASSOCIATION HOLD FIRST CONFERENCE

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Tags: Marriott, People and Pop Culture

08/14/97
TENNIS WEEK DETAILS "DEMANDING DAYS" OF SPORTS AGENTS

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08/14/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: HBO, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner

08/14/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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08/14/97
DO OR DYE: CALLAWAY CHIEF SIGNS LONG-TERM DEAL WITH GOLF CO.

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