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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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ARE NEW FACILITIES FOOL'S GOLD? NEW FORBES STUDY SAYS YES

Although "conventional wisdom" says that new facilities will "provide fat profits" for team owners, an analysis done for Forbes by Coopers & Lybrand shows that "on average the typical new facility doe

Tags: Facilities, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

12/05/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In Toronto, David Shoalts writes on the NHL Board of Governors meetings, noting that "nothing symbolizes the changed nature" of the NHL "like the loss of the croquet tournament" which was first organi

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, National Lacrosse League, NHL

12/05/97
SNOWBOARDING MANUFACTURERS CONTINUE TO SEE CONSOLIDATION

The snowboard manufacturing industry "is going through a shrinkage," as the number of snowboard brands has declined from 239 in ''96 to 175 today despite an increase in participants and interest, acco

12/05/97
BOXING'S LEADING MAN: DE LA HOYA STROLLS DOWN MADISON AVE.

The marketing of boxer Oscar De La Hoya was examined by Jay Searcy in the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. At age 24, De La Hoya has become "the most marketable boxer in history." De La Hoya has deals with Colg

12/05/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Washington Redskins

12/05/97
WORLD CLASSIC BOWL: SOUNDS LIKE A BURGER, BUT COULD BE ON FOX

The NFL "has quietly lined up unprecedented" TV coverage for the first World Classic Bowl, pitting the CFL and World League champions against each other next July, according to Marty York of the GLOBE

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NFL

12/05/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Fox Sports promoted LOU D''ERMILLO from Manager of Media Relations to VP/Public Relations (USA TODAY, 12/5)....JIM MARTIN was named Exec Dir of The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.), succeeding FRANK

Tags: Kansas City Royals, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

12/05/97
RATINGS FOR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

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Tags: ABC, CBS, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, HBO, Minnesota Vikings, NASCAR, NBC, NCAA, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Southwest Sports Group, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, WUSA

12/05/97
INDIANS HOPE NEW SPOTS WILL KEEP TICKET SALES MOVING

After selling out almost all of their individual game tickets within nine days the last two years, the Indians are running two new 30-second ads "urging fans to snatch up" the 900,000 general admissio

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Franchises

12/05/97
TOTAL SPORTS SEEKS RISING NEW MEDIA AD SALES STAR

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