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U.S. District Judge Richard Berman asked that Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court twice in mid-August. Berman has scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 and told both the league and the NFLPA they should be attended by "your principles (including, without lim...

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09/28/00
OLYMPIC NOTES

U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, dismissed reports that federal funding for the Olympic Games could be cut: "I don''t see the Olympic money as being in an

Tags: Coca-Cola, IOC, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Olympics, WNBA

09/28/00
PHILIPS HITS ITS AUSTIN CITY LIMIT: WON'T RENEW LPGA TIE

Philips Electronics will "not extend its contract" as title sponsor of the LPGA Tour stop in Austin, even though the company was "happy with the results of the first two tournaments," according to Kir

Tags: ABC, ESPN, LPGA, Walt Disney

09/28/00
WHILE U.S. RIDICULED, NORM BLAKE GOES ON DRUG OFFENSIVE

USOC CEO Norm Blake on Thursday "rejected claims positive drug tests have been covered up, claiming American athletes were being subjected to a ''witchhunt,''" according to Robinson & Magnay of the SY

Tags: CBS, Eastman Kodak, IOC, Olympics, USOC, Viacom

09/28/00
VA MERCEDES DEALER LOOKS TO CORNER THE MARKET WITH DEION

Redskins CB Deion Sanders has signed on as a spokesperson for VA-based Mercedes dealer American Service Center (ASC), according to Greg Lohr of the WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL. A print ad in the serie

Tags: American Skiing Co., DaimlerChrysler, Washington Redskins

09/28/00
CITY PREPARES TO DIP INTO QUALCOMM FUND FOR CHARGERS

San Diego city officials said Tuesday that the city has spent $4,845,527 to buy unsold Chargers tickets so far this season, according to Caitlin Rother of the SAN DIEGO UNION- TRIBUNE. San Diego Deput

Tags: Franchises, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

09/28/00
LEAGUE NOTES

HELP! SPONSOR WANTED: Five-time Olympic rowing gold- medalist Steve Redgrave "is seeking corporate backing for a Formula One-type international competition for the sport" that would feature 60-second

Tags: Formula One, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, USTA

09/28/00
FACILITY NOTES

In San Diego, Millican & Huard wrote that "after a closed meeting of the San Diego City Council" on Tuesday, Mayor Susan Golding said that "there will be no more negotiations between city officials" a

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities, MLB, NFL, San Diego Padres

09/28/00
IAN THORPE SET TO CASH IN WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHT

Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe, who won three Gold medals and two Silvers in Sydney, is scheduled to travel to N.Y. next month with agent Dave Flaskas of Grand Slam Int''l and is "hoping to tal

Tags: Coca-Cola, Interpublic Group of Cos., Nike, Octagon, Olympics, Washington Nationals

09/28/00
PLAYING THROUGH: NIKE FINDS WAY TO USE TIGER DESPITE STRIKE

With the SAG/AFTRA strike against advertisers now in its 20th week, Nike and Tiger Woods "have reportedly come up with a solution for advertising in the immediate future," according to GOLF WORLD. Nik

Tags: Nike

09/28/00
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ONE-ON-ONE: CNN''s Larry King hosted former IU''s men''s basketball coach BOBBY KNIGHT last night. Knight, on CNN/SI, which first aired the tape that showed Knight choking player Neil Reed: "That happ

Tags: Chicago Bears, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Arizona Coyotes, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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