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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

The W New York will host the 15th annual Taste of Tennis Gala ahead of the U.S. Open. Headlining the event are  Serena Williams and chef Masaharu Morimoto . Other participating tennis players include  Venus Williams , Victoria Azarenka , Sloane Stephens and the Bryan Brothers .&...

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11/13/98
THE SENATORS NEED MORE REPRESENTATION IN THEIR HOUSE

Senators President & CEO Roy Mlakar said that the team needs to "boost ticket sales to small- and medium-sized businesses," according to Bruce Garrioch of the OTTAWA SUN. Ten corporations make up "mor

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11/13/98
TAXING ISSUE: SALES-TAX INCREASE TO FUND PHILLY STADIUMS?

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Tags: Facilities, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies

11/13/98
OH, O-RENA, IT'S MAGIC: TEAM AND CITY NEGOTIATING NEW RENT

The Magic and the city-owned Orlando Arena "are close" to a five-year lease extension, and an announcement "could be made by the end of the month," according to Dan Tracy of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Orla

Tags: Facilities, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, WNBA

11/13/98
WHERE'S THE AD ABOUT TRIPP(ING)? CAPITALS FOCUS ON POLITICS

The Capitals have created an "aggressive, new, politically themed" ad campaign that is designed to "boost the hockey team''s long-sagging attendance," according to Eric Fisher of the WASHINGTON TIMES.

Tags: Franchises, Washington Capitals

11/13/98
MYERS MOVES TO FOX SPORTS NET, BUT NOT WITHOUT SHOT AT ESPN

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Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

11/13/98
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Media, USGA, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/13/98
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Tags: ABC, Events and Attractions, FedEx, Miami Dolphins, Walt Disney

11/13/98
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Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/13/98
CIVILITY AT CIVIC ARENA: PENGUINS PAY AS CITY ENDORSES TEAM

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