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NFL Senior VP/Communications GREG AIELLO said that NFL Senior VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs CYNTHIA HOGAN last September "ordered up a 'top-to-bottom review' of the NFL’s political action committee by the league's outside lawyers because she was new to the league." FEC filings ...

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11/08/99
BORN TO BE WILD: LEIWEKE SET TO REIGN AS TEAM PRESIDENT

The NHL Wild named former First Tee Exec Dir Tod Leiweke as their first team President on Friday. Leiweke will be responsible for the team''s overall business operations, including marketing, advertis

Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Wild, NHL, Sprint

11/08/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL: CNN/SI''s Peter King profiled Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder on Sunday''s "NFL Preview" and said the "operative word" around the Redskins office is "pressure." King: "[Snyder''s] starting to feel p

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Washington Redskins

11/08/99
KEEPING CARDINALS IN PHOENIX MAY BE A HULL OF A TASK

AZ Gov. Jane Hull said that she is "appointing a task force to explore ways to keep" the Cardinals from relocating, according to Elvia Diaz of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC, who reported that the "action means

Tags: Facilities

11/08/99
MILLER TIME: SELIG-PRIEB PROMISES 3 MILLION FANS AT BALLPARK

Brewers President Wendy Selig-Prieb "guaranteed" Milwaukee business leaders on Friday that attendance at Miller Park would surpass three million in its inaugural 2001 season, according to Don Walker o

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11/08/99
OPENING OF CONSECO FIELDHOUSE DRAWS RAVE REVIEWS

In the first game ever played at $183M Conseco Fieldhouse Saturday, the Pacers defeated the Celtics 115-108 as 18,345 fans "witnessed an evening full of performance and pageantry" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR,

Tags: Boston Celtics, Facilities, Indiana Pacers, NBA

11/08/99
SAM GROSSMAN WEIGHS IN WITH HIGHEST BID FOR JETS AT $510M

AZ developer Sam Grossman has made a "high offer" of $510M for the Jets, while Cablevision Chair Charles Dolan has offered $475M for the team, according to a source of Gerald Eskenazi of the N.Y. TIME

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11/08/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In N.Y., Richard Sandomir profiles the new ESPNZONE in N.Y.''s Times Square. Salomon Smith Barney media and entertainment analyst JILL KRUTICK said that Disney "estimated the average cost of building"

Tags: Cablevision, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Salomon Smith Barney, People and Pop Culture, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

11/08/99
HEINEKEN RENEWS MILLION DOLLAR USTA DEAL; WTA'S U.S. DEAL?

With its current deal set to expire in 2000, Heineken has "added five years" to its sponsorship of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in a deal worth "tens of millions of dollars, making it one of the

Tags: Heineken, IMG, Sara Lee, USTA

11/08/99
VETERAN NBA REPORTER CALLS MEDIA ACCESS AS "BAD" AS EVER

After the NBA and the NBPA signed a new CBA, league Commissioner David Stern "went to great lengths to make sure the league would be increasingly media-friendly in the wake of the lockout," according

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11/08/99
PADRES BALLPARK MAY FACE ANOTHER VOTER INITIATIVE

Former San Diego City Council member Bruce Henderson and other Padres ballpark opponents "took their first official steps" toward launching a voter initiative that "they hope will scuttle" the ballpar

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