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Judge Orders Goodell, Brady To Appear In Court Twice This Month

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U.S. District Judge Richard Berman asked that Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court twice in mid-August. Berman has scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 and told both the league and the NFLPA they should be attended by "your principles (including, without lim...

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11/08/00
THE DYNASTY IS OVER: BULLS CONSECUTIVE SELLOUT STREAK ENDS

The Bulls announced that the team''s streak of 610 consecutive sellouts ended last night with their game against the Wizards at the United Center. The streak ranks as the third longest in NBA history

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Franchises, NBA

11/08/00
LEAGUE NOTES

In N.Y., Bill Madden writes that while MLB will look to shorten games by enforcing the strike zone, MLB Exec VP/Operations Sandy Alderson said that "further steps will be taken," including altering th

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

11/08/00
UPROAR ENSUES AFTER TIGER TEES OFF ON PGA TOUR AND FINCHEM

Tiger Woods used the word "monopoly" to describe how the PGA Tour "conducts certain areas of its business and expressed dissatisfaction with a number of issues" regarding the Tour, according to Rosafo

Tags: American Express, IMG, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SportsLine.com

11/08/00
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S TURNSTILE TRACKER

NHL Western Conference Announced Attendance Through Nov. 5 ''00-01 ''00-01 ''99-00 % TEAM DATES AVG. TOTAL AVG. CAP. % +/- DET 8 19,995 159,960 19,983 100.1% 0.1% STL 7 19,360 135,521 16,817 100.5% 15

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Nationwide Insurance, NHL, The Back of the Book

11/08/00
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ROYALS RESTRUCTURE: The Royals named PAT JONES as Special Assistant to the GM. Meanwhile, Dir of Team Travel DAVID WITTY was named Senior Dir of Media Relations, while AARON BABCOCK was named Manager

Tags: AEG, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, MLS, Nationwide Insurance, People and Pop Culture, USGA

11/08/00
DESPITE CHAPTER 11 FILING, LOGO ATHLETIC STAYS UPBEAT

Though IN-based Logo Athletic has filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court (see THE DAILY, 11/7), Logo Athletic co-Chair Tom Shine said in a statement, "We remain commit

Tags: Finance, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Puma

11/08/00
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

ARE ENDORSEMENT/EQUITY DEALS DONE? "NBR"''s Pat Anson examined the trend of entertainers and athletes receiving equity in the companies they endorse and wondered, "Do all these endorsements really mak

Tags: And 1, Los Angeles Clippers, LPGA, Magna Int'l, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Nike

11/08/00
SLAM DUNK! VOTERS EASILY APPROVE NEW $175M ARENA IN HOUSTON

Harris County voters "overwhelmingly approved" a $175M arena in downtown Houston, "emphatically reversing a decision made a year ago and rounding out Houston''s sports stadium troika," according to Er

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets, NBA

11/08/00
FACILITY NOTES

In Milwaukee, Don Walker writes that an "ambitious" $99.7M renovation plan for the Univ. of WI''s 76,129-seat Camp Randall Stadium was unveiled yesterday and calls for adding 5,500 seats, 96 suites an

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, Walt Disney

11/08/00
GREEN LIGHT GIVEN TO SELL LAMBEAU NAMING RIGHTS, SPLIT $$

The measure to allow the sale of naming rights to a renovated Lambeau Field passed yesterday with 53% of the vote from residents of Brown County, according to Meg Jones of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTIN

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