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Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban will appear in a one-on-one interview on HBO's "Real Sports" at 9:00pm ET.

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NBA PLAYOFF RATINGS: AIR BALL OR SLAM DUNK FOR NBC?

CBS "pulled out an upset households victory" for the week of June 7-13 in primetime Nielsen ratings, as NBC lost the week in homes with "significant" NBA coverage on its schedule for the "first time i

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06/16/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

NASCAR: Driver Rick Mast, on Universal Studios becoming primary sponsor of his Cale Yarborough-owned Ford (See THE DAILY, 6/14): "It just couldn''t come at a better time. I mean, it''s pretty unheard

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06/16/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DALE PETROSKEY was named Nat''l Baseball Hall of Fame President, effective July 19. Petroskey was a White House aide during the Reagan Administration (Albany TIMES UNION, 6/16)....The Columbus Blue Ja

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06/16/99
TWINS LEAN TOWARD ST. PAUL IN COMMITMENT TO STAY IN MN

The city of St. Paul "launched a petition drive" yesterday to let voters decide whether the city should help fund a new Twins ballpark and the team "indicated its willingness to make a commitment" to

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06/16/99
LEAGUE NOTES

NCAA/NBA: A WASHINGTON POST editorial addresses the issue of NCAA freshmen eligibility: "No single step would do more to restore the credibility of the ... universities engaged in top-level sports tha

Tags: CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NCAA, SportsLine.com, Viacom, WNBA

06/16/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Reebok CEO PAUL FIREMAN is featured in a FORTUNE story titled, "CEOs In Denial." FORTUNE''s Patricia Sellers calls Fireman a "boastful" salesman who has "major credibility problems with investors. [He

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06/16/99
THE KATZ OUT OF THE BAG AS TO WHY JACKSON DECIDED TO RETURN

ABC college football play-by-play announcer Keith Jackson ended his retirement yesterday because "he was asked to come back" by ABC Sports President Howard Katz, according to Richard Sandomir of the N

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06/16/99
OLYMPIC NOTES

SAMARANCH-POUND FEUD? IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch "refuted suggestions of a rift" with IOC VP Dick Pound. Samaranch: "He has my full confidence. I respect him very much." Samaranch also "move

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06/16/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

RED SOX: In Boston, Cosmo Macero reports that a Boston investment group for a Crosstown Boston site "has abandoned efforts" to lure the Red Sox. Crosstown Partner Chester Atkins: "We have no desire --

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Houston Astros, NFL

06/16/99
NFL SALARIES INCREASE; IS THE LEAGUE GOING BEYOND ITS MEANS?

The number of NFL players earning $1M or more per season "jumped" to 457, a 37% increase over 333 in ''98, according to a USA TODAY analysis cited by Larry Weisman. The study, which counts "all base s

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