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50,000-Plus Fans See What May Be American Pharoah's Last Race

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Ticket sales were “capped” by NYRA at 50,000 and “sold out more than two weeks in advance, even before it was announced that American Pharoah would compete.”

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CARDINALS RELIEVED AS CLOSE VOTE SKEWS THEIR WAY

With all the precincts reporting, 376,392, or 51% of voters in Maricopa County, voted to approve Prop. 302, the tourism and sports authority initiative that would help fund a new stadium for the NFL C

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11/08/00
COLANGELO WON'T PANIC ON ATTENDANCE; NBA TIX TOP $50 AVERAGE

Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo said that around the NBA there is "concern but not panic" about the league''s drop in attendance, according to Bob Young of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Colangelo: "Everything is dow

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11/08/00
IS IT FINALLY TIME TO MOVE ON? SPREWELL SUIT DISMISSED

Knicks G Latrell Sprewell "received a massive blow" when his $30M appeal on his suit against the NBA and the Warriors was thrown out in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in S.F., according to Marc Ber

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11/08/00
LEAGUE NOTES

In N.Y., Bill Madden writes that while MLB will look to shorten games by enforcing the strike zone, MLB Exec VP/Operations Sandy Alderson said that "further steps will be taken," including altering th

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

11/08/00
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with Celtics-Raptors, followed by Lakers-Rockets. The first non-NBA report, at 3:19 into the broadcast, wa

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11/08/00
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S TURNSTILE TRACKER

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11/08/00
FACILITY NOTES

In Milwaukee, Don Walker writes that an "ambitious" $99.7M renovation plan for the Univ. of WI''s 76,129-seat Camp Randall Stadium was unveiled yesterday and calls for adding 5,500 seats, 96 suites an

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11/08/00
NBC'S MOVING CAMERA DIVIDES HARDCORE, CASUAL RACING FANS

Despite "vociferous objections from racing purists," the moving camera used by NBC for its Breeders'' Cup broadcast on Saturday "will be used" for the event next year and "likely will be used for the

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11/08/00
CARTER HELPS ROLL OUT THE WELCOME MATS AT TORONTO FAN ZONE

Raptors F Vince Carter and Maple Leafs C Mats Sundin attended the unveiling yesterday of the interactive Fan Zone at the walkway between the Air Canada Centre and Toronto''s Union Station, according t

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11/07/00
BIZ DEVELOPMENT AT ESPN.COM: PAGE 2; SPANISH-LANGUAGE SITE

ESPN.com debuted its Page 2 site yesterday, which features a lighter look at the world of sports and includes a weekly column from Hunter S. Thompson and departments called, "The Rumor Mill" and "The

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