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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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08/21/98
UNIFORMITY: LIONS' NEW ROAD RULES; TUNA TALKS TRADITION

For the first time since 1934, the Lions'' road uniforms have undergone "a major makeover," according to Mike O''Hara of the DETROIT NEWS. The traditional silver pants have been replaced by "Honolulu

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Franchises, New York Jets, New York Yankees, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

08/21/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists final national ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events and "MNF." All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR PGA Cha

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, IndyCar, MLB, MLS, NBC, New England Patriots, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Oakland Raiders, PGA Tour, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Media, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/21/98
FACILITY NOTES

Mesa, AZ, city attorney Neal Beets said that plans for an NFL Cardinals stadium and convention center may go before voters this spring, as the three communities in the Rio Salado Crossing Stadium Dist

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

08/21/98
HAPPY HOUR AT 1251 AVE. OF AMERICAS! NHL/DISNEY DEAL OK'D

The NHL Board of Governors approved a five-year, $600M contract with ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 on Thursday for exclusive broadcast and cable-TV rights starting with the ''99-2000 season, according to Elliot

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Walt Disney

08/21/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

NBAP named BARRY FREY Senior VP/Marketing & Media Partnerships. Frey was Managing Dir, Int''l Sales and New- Business Development at USA Networks Int''l. While "technically a new post, Mr. Frey assume

Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NHL, People and Pop Culture, USA Networks

08/21/98
CHEERING CHERNIN? ANALYSTS LIKE WHAT THEY HEAR OF FOX IPO

News Corp., in the process of spinning off Fox Entertainment Group, which includes its sports teams, met Thursday with analysts from investment banks underwriting the IPO to "offer guidance as to the

Tags: Finance, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner

08/21/98
DOES VENATOR GROUP QUARTER REPORT PUT TSA DEAL IN JEOPARDY?

The Venator Group reported a loss of $13M for its second quarter, "reflecting weak sales of athletic shoes and clothing," according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Venator, which includes Foot Locker, Lad

Tags: Finance, Foot Locker/Venator Group, The Sports Authority

08/21/98
NETS EYE LOCAL TRANSIT TO BUILD FAN BASE IN NEW JERSEY

Nets President Michael Rowe yesterday "intimated that his team might soon be doing business again" in Newark, NJ, according to Vincent Mallozzi of the N.Y. TIMES. Rowe: "Transportation to the Meadowla

Tags: Franchises, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

08/21/98
WOMEN OF THE WTA TOUR: WILLIAMS AND KOURNIKOVA GO GLOSSY

VENUS WILLIAMS was listed among GEORGE Magazine''s "20 Most Fascinating Women In Politics." Bulls F DENNIS RODMAN writes the appreciation of Williams: "Whether it''s because of race, religion, creed,

Tags: Chicago Bulls, People and Pop Culture

08/21/98
ROYALS BOARD ENDORSES PRENTICE BUT SAYS HE NEEDS MORE LOCALS

Royals directors yesterday "all but anointed" N.Y. business exec Miles Prentice as the next owner of the team, but also said his $75M bid must be composed of at least 50% local financing, according to

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals

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