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FACILITY NOTES

Washington Sports & Entertainment''s Centre Management was awarded a five-year contract to continue managing the Baltimore City Arena. Centre Management will be paid $435,000 a year under the deal (Ba

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06/04/98
NBA FINALS NOTES: FANS CAN BE A SCORSESE WITH NBA.CAM

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06/04/98
COULD FISSURES SLOWLY BE DEVELOPING IN THE ESPN BEHEMOTH?

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Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney

06/04/98
ARE FOX AND ABC CLOSE TO DEAL FOR AFFILS TO SHARE NFL COSTS?

Fox will begin meetings today with its affils in L.A. and discuss a plan to have affils help defray the cost of the network''s $4.4B NFL deal, according to Rich Katz of DAILY VARIETY. Fox had sent a l

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06/04/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

WILL MICHAEL DO IT? In Philadelphia, the INQUIRER''s Deputy Editorial Page Editor Chris Satullo writes an open letter to Michael Jordan and suggests that upon his retirement, Jordan should make sure N

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06/04/98
NIELSEN CHARTS SPORTS ADVERTISING BY COMPANY AND CATEGORY

The following lists Nielsen Sports Marketing Service''s spotlight series on sports sponsorships. The first chart indicates the Top 10 estimated expenditures by sport category ($000) during first quart

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06/04/98
ARE AFL FANS READY TO START LEARNING THE BENSON BOOGIE?

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06/04/98
STERN SAYS NBA NOT PART OF TURNER/NBC LEAGUE -- NOT YET

NBA Commissioner David Stern told USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke that the league "has no involvement" in the proposed new NBC/Turner football league, but that when "this new league begins, it wouldn''t sur

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MEDIA NOTES

FROM CANADA: In Toronto, William Houston reports that the "key reason" for the delay in the Maple Leafs signing a cable rights deal "has been an impasse between Molson Breweries and the Leafs." Molson

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