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Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban will appear in a one-on-one interview on HBO's "Real Sports" at 9:00pm ET.

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AT SPORTEL IN MIAMI, NBA TOUTS ITS INTERNATIONAL APPEAL

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GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE: MBNA INKS $30M PACT WITH BROWNS

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03/23/99
MLB MARKET ROUND-UP: DODGERS FORM IN-HOUSE MARKETING ARM

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03/23/99
WILL JUAN WALK THIS WAY? JOHN MCCAIN INVITES HIM TO DC

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03/23/99
CAMBY, IN PINK RAGE, ASKS, "HOW CAN YOU TREAT ME THIS WAY?"

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Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors

03/23/99
"REAL SPORTS" TAKES ITS LOOK AT MLB'S PAYROLL DISPARITY

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DOES NIKE WANT APPROVAL TO USE ITS ATHLETES IN OLYMPIC ADS?

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