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Silver Wants ASG In N.C., Warns States Of Legislation Similar To HB2

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  reiterated that he "wants to try" having the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, but he warned that legislation similar to North Carolina's HB2 law in other jurisdictions "could preclude an NBA city from hosting the event." Silver yesterday in his State of the League ...

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07/18/03
Franchise Notes

NBA: In St. Paul, Charley Walters writes "whispering within the NBA" is that Gary Payton told Michael Jordan that he "would remain in Milwaukee rather than sign with the ... Lakers if Jordan would tra

Tags: Basketball, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Browns, Football, Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLS, NBA, Soccer

07/18/03
D'Backs Sign FSN Extension

FSN Arizona and the D'Backs have signed a five-year extension, giving the net exclusive cable broadcast rights through 2012. The deal extends an agreement that was due to expire at the end of the '07

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Arizona Coyotes, Phoenix Suns, Media

07/18/03
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Friday, July 18, 2003 The CHARLOTTE OBSERVER’s David Scott writes of the sponsorships sold by 12-year old Bandolero Bandits racing series driver Jordan Anderson , “Jordan targeted four Columbia [SC] businesses – a bank, car dealership, insurance agency and fast-food restaurant. T ...

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07/18/03
Media Monitor

NATIONAL TV MONITOR: Last night's 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led with Blue Jays-Red Sox, highlighted by Blue Jays P Roy Halladay's 14th consecutive victory, followed by Mari

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Boston Red Sox, CBS, Colleges, Dallas Mavericks, ESPN, Football, Golf, HBO, Houston Texans, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, NFL, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/18/03
Arlington Says No To Expos

The Arlington County Board in a letter dated today told the VA Baseball Stadium Authority (VBSA) "to remove the county from consideration to be the new home" of the Expos, according to Jenkins & Timbe

Tags: Baseball, Facilities, MLB

07/18/03
Marketplace Round-Up

WHEELS & DEALS: CA-based PacifiCare Health Systems has signed on as an official sponsor of the CART Champ Car World Series Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver. PacifiCare has sponsored two other ev

Tags: IndyCar, Motorsports, NASCAR, Reebok, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Toyota

07/18/03
A-S Game Financial Effects

By Don Muret, SportsBusiness Journal, Special to THE DAILY The '03 MLB All-Star Game festivities in Chicago produced per capita spending that ranked among the top concession sale totals in the 13-year

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07/18/03
Marlins Drawing Fans, Eyes

For the Marlins, the emergence of rookie P Dontrelle Willis "combined with front office decisions to keep" 3B Mike Lowell and trade for AL saves leader Ugueth Urbina, "rather than subtract players, ha

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"If ESPN won't give me my own fishing show, ESPN2 will." — Deion Sanders, before Super Bowl XXIX in '95. Sanders was named this week as host of ESPN's "The New American Sportsman" (SUN-SENTINEL,

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