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Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, CBS, ESPN, Houston Astros, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

09/04/98
COLUMBUS SALES: TICKET PRICES SET FOR NEW STADIUM

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09/04/98
DOES NEW BOOK ON LIFE IN THE NBA HAVE LEAGUE EXECS "AFRAID?

Both N.Y. tabloids report on the new book written by Knicks C Patrick Ewing''s ex-wife, Rita Ewing, and Sonics G Greg Anthony''s wife, Crystal McCrary, called "Homecourt Advantage," which is due out n

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09/04/98
THE RUN FOR 61: BIG MAC AND SAMMY MAKING FRONT-PAGE NEWS

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa''s pursuit for MLB''s single- season HR record continues to receive front-page media coverage. The story received prominent placing in today''s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, N.Y

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, MLB, New York Liberty, Media, Walt Disney

09/03/98
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT BRETT: FAV-RE TOP NFL QB CLUB SELLER

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HOW MANY CANDLES IS THAT? FOREMAN/HOLMES B-DAY BASH PLANNED

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Tags: ESPN, Miami Marlins, MLB, New York Mets, Walt Disney

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Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, WNBA

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