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Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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08/26/98
HUNT-WESTERN GROUP ENDS ROYALS BID PAVING WAY FOR PRENTICE

The Lamar Hunt-Western Resources bid to buy the Royals "skidded to an end Tuesday when the group said it was withdrawing its offer," according to Charles Crumpley of the K.C. STAR. The development "al

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals, MLB

08/26/98
BILLS $4M FROM SECURING RENOVATIONS TO ORCHARD PARK

The Bills are two-thirds of the way toward the $11M figure to "ensure the team stays in Orchard Park at least through" the year 2003, according to Gene Warner of the BUFFALO NEWS. Upon reaching the go

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Facilities

08/26/98
AND THE RACE IS ON: SOSA MURAL-IZED; PEPSI PITCHES NEW PROMO

Clothing chain Bigsby & Kruthers has closed a deal with Cubs RF Sammy Sosa, who will "soon" be featured on the company''s mural next to the Kennedy Expressway in IL, according to Fred Mitchell of the

Tags: Chicago Cubs, PepsiCo

08/26/98
ILITCH PONIES UP $35M MORE AS STADIUM FINANCING COMPLETED

Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch said yesterday that he''ll contribute an additional $35M to the cost of the team''s new ballpark, according to Patricia Montemurri of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Ilitch said the p

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Facilities

08/26/98
MEDIA NOTES

ESPN and Lifetime will simulcast Game One of the WNBA Championship Series tomorrow at 8:00pm ET. The two nets will have separate announcers and production crews providing different game coverage. ESPN

Tags: CBS, ESPN, HBO, NBC, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/26/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

EDY''S PLACE: Edy''s Ice Cream introduced its new flavor, "Minnesota Vikings Peanut Butter Blitz," which will soon be available in the Twin Cities. In St. Paul, Greg Johnson reports that an Edy''s new

Tags: Acushnet, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Vikings, NASCAR, PGA Tour, Russell Athletic, Wheaties

08/26/98
USPS HOPES IT CAN DELIVER IN ONE-YEAR HEISMAN TROPHY DEAL

The USPS has become the official delivery service of the Heisman Trophy award. The deal, handled by NY-based PSP Sports Marketing, along with FCB, will promote the USPS''s Priority Mail. USPS will sup

Tags: ESPN, Walt Disney

08/26/98
"YANKS" CREW GETS MORE HANDS-ON IN NEXT ROUND OF SPOTS

adidas'' regional Yankees campaign "is entering a new phase," as a series of new black-and-white TV spots, print and outdoor ads by CA-based Leagas Delany broke in the NY- area last week, according to

Tags: New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, YankeeNets

08/26/98
LEAGUE NOTES

A first-night record crowd of 6,493 attended Monday''s Pilot Pen Int''l women''s event in New Haven, CT, where the first 2,500 received Beanie Baby "Champ" (WTA). Last year''s event in Atlanta drew 30

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

08/26/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SUGAR RAY LEONARD''s new boxing management company will have offices in L.A. and DC (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/26). ...Olympic snowboarding gold medalist ROSS REBAGLIATI is teaming with Sony Music Canada to

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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