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SPORTSNET's Dave Zarum writes, "With the Raptors' ticket to the playoffs booked a long time ago, fans of Canada's basketball team are back in droves , supporting their squad in a way we haven't seen since, well, the last time Toronto was playoff-bound – six years ago" ( SPORTSNET.ca ). Also, ...

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WILL HERNANDEZ FAMILY REUNION TURN INTO A FAMILY FEUD?

Marlins P Livan Hernandez said Sunday "that he doesn''t understand" why his half-brother Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez hasn''t accepted a visa from the U.S. and said that he hasn''t be able to contact

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01/05/98
INSIGHT'S COPPER BOWL SPONSORSHIP NOT A FAN FAVORITE?

AZ-based Insight Enterprises "has absorbed its share of barbs in the media, and jabs from the public" for renaming the Copper Bowl the Insight.com Bowl, according to Russ Wiles of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC

01/05/98
LOCAL BIDDERS STILL SHORT IN EFFORTS TO SAVE NHL OILERS

A group of local investors hoping to buy the NHL Oilers is $15M short of the US$50M it needs to proceed with its bid, according to Ric Dolphin of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. An investor, who asked not to be

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, NHL

01/05/98
FORMER PGA TOUR EXEC RIC CLARSON TAKES WTA'S CENTER COURT

The WTA Tour officially named Ric Clarson as its new CEO. Clarson, who was the PGA Tour''s VP/Tournament Business Affairs, will begin his four-year term this month (WTA Tour). In a teleconference with

Tags: ATP, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

01/05/98
AS CISL FOLDS, SPECULATION CENTERS ON POSSIBLE NEW LEAGUE

The CISL has ceased operations after five years. The indoor soccer league had eight franchises at the time it suspended play. CISL Commissioner/Founder Ron Weinstein: "The remaining owners and myself

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nike, NPSL

01/05/98
REEBOK TABS BERLIN CAMERON & PARTNERS FOR RUNNING CATEGORY

Reebok has "further expanded" its ad agency roster by naming NY-based Berlin Cameron & Partners to handle its running category, which includes shoes, apparel and equipment, according to the N.Y. TIMES

Tags: Reebok

01/05/98
FACILITY NOTES

Cleveland Mayor Michael White rejected bids for electric work on the new Browns stadium, when they "came in $9 million higher than expected." In Akron, David Adams wrote the rejection "is a strong sig

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, Facilities, Southwest Airlines

01/05/98
AS MLB RINGS IN NEW YEAR, WILL COMMISSIONER BE RESOLUTION?

With the "possibility that a protesting Bud Selig would accept a draft and agree to remain as full-time commissioner, the committee searching for a replacement is close to making a final recommendatio

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, Time Warner, YankeeNets

12/19/97
O' LITTLE SECTION OF MEDIA NOTES

In his year-in-review column, NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay calls NBC and Turner''s NBA TV contract the "Riskiest Deal" of the year, citing the NBA''s "uncertain future with the retirement of one-man ratings

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

12/19/97
HARK! THE HERALD IBM SWINGS AT JOINT SUPER BOWL WEB SITE

The NFL, NBC Sports and IBM will jointly produce the official Super Bowl XXXII Web Site at www.superbowl.com. The site will launch December 20 and culminate with a live cybercast of the game on Januar

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