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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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12/17/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

On "SportsCenter," ESPN''s CHARLEY STEINER reported on GARY MILLER''s plea bargain: "ESPN anchor Gary Miller pleaded no contest today to a disorderly conduct charge resulting from an incident at a Cle

Tags: Denver Broncos, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/17/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: Country music "songwriting legend" Harlan Howard, an enthusiastic hockey fan, has written the fight song for Nashville''s NHL Predators. The song, "Hockeytonk -- The Predators Song," will be avai

Tags: Franchises, Indianapolis Colts, MLB, Nashville Predators, NFL, NHL

12/17/97
WILL CLARSON'S APPOINTMENT MEAN BETTER DAYS AHEAD FOR WTA?

The WTA Tour''s "expected appointment" of PGA Tour VP/Business Affairs Ric Clarson as its new CEO "has finally generated off-court optimism for the game''s future," according to Andrea Leand of TENNIS

Tags: ATP, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

12/17/97
IS "SENATOR" BRYDEN NOT A POPULAR CANDIDATE WITH PARTNERS?

The Senators ownership board is scheduled to meet tomorrow, with many owners "angry that despite putting in the cash, they''ve seen no accounting for ages," according to Stuart McCarthy of the OTTAWA

Tags: Franchises, Ottawa Senators

12/17/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Davis Love III has signed a long-term personal-services contract with AmEx....Westin Hotels & Resorts has signed a three-year agreement to be title sponsor of the Texas Open (GOLFWEEK, 12/13)....Jazz

Tags: American Express, Green Bay Packers, NBC, Utah Jazz

12/17/97
COULD THE DEVILS REALLY RESIDE IN HOBOKEN?

Devils Owner John McMullen "is studying the possibility of building an arena for his team" in Hoboken, NJ, according to Gelberg & Marsico of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Several parties "familiar with the

Tags: Continental Airlines, Facilities, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

12/17/97
IN WASHINGTON, NEW WNBA TEAM IS HEADED INTO THE MYSTICS

The WNBA announced that its Washington expansion team will be named the Mystics (WNBA). In DC, Amy Shipley reports that the Mystics will wear "some variation" of the Wizards'' blue, black and bronze c

Tags: Franchises, Washington Mystics, WNBA

12/17/97
NBA FINES HINDERY: T-C-I-TOLD YOU TO WATCH WHAT YOU SAY!

TCI President Leo Hindery "has been fined by the [NBA] "for comments he made criticizing [TBS] for renewing its NBA rights package at more than double the cost," according to Steve McClellan of BROADC

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

12/17/97
TWINS STADIUM ISSUE BACK ON MN LEGISLATURE'S AGENDA IN '98

When the MN Legislature convenes January 20, "the Twins stadium battle will begin anew," according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, who along with other

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, MLB

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