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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Wild RW  Nino Niederreiter posted an image of the Swiss cover of EA Sports' "NHL 15" bearing his likeness.

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Virtually "everywhere" ESPN cameras pan during the X Games "there will be imprints of such major big-business sponsors as AT&T, Adidas and Chevrolet to catch young eyes," according to Frank Green of t

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LEAGUE NOTES

FOX AND NHL QUESTION TIMES'' COVERAGE: In Sunday''s N.Y. TIMES, Fox and NHL officials wrote letters to the editor in response to recent columns on the state of the league. Fox VP/Media Relations Lou D

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06/22/98
THE MYSTICS GO INTO THE RECORD BOOKS FOR OPENING NIGHT CROWD

The WNBA Mystics opened their inaugural season Friday at MCI Center against the Starzz before the largest crowd ever to attend a women''s pro basketball game in the U.S., as 20,674 fans watched the My

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06/22/98
STERN STATEMENT: ARE FOX AND CBS EYEING NBA PLAYERS' TOUR?

Fox execs have talked to NBPA officials "about airing a schedule of an NBA Players League games" in the event of an NBA lockout, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Raissman, who cites a

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NBC'S OPEN COVERAGE GARNERS GOOD REVIEWS; OVERNIGHTS DOWN

NBC''s Saturday coverage of the U.S. Open earned a 5.0 overnight rating, down 23% from last year, according to NBC. For more weekend ratings, see (#29). USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand said NBC''s U.S.

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06/22/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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FRANCHISE NOTES

Bulls Coach Phil Jackson, quoted in NEWSWEEK: "I met with [Bulls Chair Jerry] Reinsdorf in the last couple of days, and he said, ''If you want to come back, I''m offering you the opportunity.'' I said

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06/22/98
WORLD CUP MARKETING NOTES

The FINANCIAL TIMES continues its World Cup sponsors index. With 22 matches played by last Thursday, Nike, "which kits out of six of the 32 finalists, had a 40-point lead over its rivals," followed by

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MEDIA NOTES

On the front page of today''s BOSTON GLOBE, Bruce Mohl examines the increase of cable rates in MA. While TV customers in MA "have seen their rates rise at least" 10% each of the last two years, "bigge

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