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15,256  – Size of the "raucous crowd" for last night's Sounders-Union U.S. Open Cup title game at PPL Park. The Sounders won 3-1 ( PHILADELPHIAUNION.com, 9/17 ).

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10/29/98
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NY-based Eastman Kodak and MSG signed a sponsorship agreement where Kodak will have a presence at MSG. The deal also makes Kodak the title sponsor of the ECAC Holiday Festival basketball tournament, a

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10/29/98
MEDIA NOTES

JASON''S RETURN: K.C. Star sports columnist Jason Whitlock has returned to work two weeks after being suspended by the paper following a press box incident at Foxboro Stadium (Mult., 10/28). Whitlock

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10/29/98
OLYMPIC NOTES

President Clinton awarded $90M to UT "primarily for highway improvements tied to moving traffic" during the 2002 Winter Olympics. The money "is the first of what state and Olympics officials expect wi

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10/29/98
DO BIG CHECKS MEAN SUCCESS IN THE NHL? THN PAYROLL SURVEY

The Red Wings rank No. 1 in THE HOCKEY NEWS'' annual NHL team payroll survey, "thanks largely to Sergei Fedorov''s front-end loaded contract that pays him" $14M this season. THN''s Bob McKenzie report

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10/29/98
NFL SAYS DECISION ON 32ND TEAM MAY COME BY FEBRUARY

The NFL said Wednesday at its owners'' meetings in K.C. that it might decide between Houston and L.A. and award its 32nd franchise as soon as February 16 "in a special meeting in Dallas," according to

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10/29/98
AVOIDING THE STATE PENS? TEAM PAYS FOR LATE ARENA PERMIT

The Penguins "tardily" paid the city of Pittsburgh a $1,500 amusement permit fee for this year, although "the Penguins hadn''t paid for a permit in two years," according to Timothy McNulty of the PITT

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10/29/98
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO SPONSOR THE OLYMPICS

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10/29/98
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10/29/98
FINCHEM TALKS SOFTLY ON TPA, BUT WEISKOPF CARRIES BIG STICK

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