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Silver Wants ASG In N.C., Warns States Of Legislation Similar To HB2

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  reiterated that he "wants to try" having the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, but he warned that legislation similar to North Carolina's HB2 law in other jurisdictions "could preclude an NBA city from hosting the event." Silver yesterday in his State of the League ...

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ManU Preparing For U.S. Tour

The Premier League''s Manchester United (ManU) is examined by Thomas Heath of the WASHINGTON POST, who notes the club will embark this summer on a four-city U.S. tour "aimed at penetrating America''s

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ESPN Raising Rates By 20%

ESPN yesterday informed cable and satellite operators of a 20% rate increase, effective August 1, "on a rate that is already one of the highest in the cable industry," and the higher rate "is triggeri

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Sky Italia Launched With Merger

Italian Soccer Clubs Plan To Launch Their Own TV Channels News Corp., Italy-based Telecom Italia and Vivendi Universal yesterday completed a US$974M merger deal "that gives birth to Sky Italia, Italy'

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Krispy Kreme's Royal Treatment

Under a cross-promotion deal involving the Royals and Krispy Kreme, fans can redeem a game ticket stub for a dozen doughnuts when the Royals get a dozen hits or more, according to Jennifer Mann of the

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The Mouse That Roars ESPN confirms 20% rate hike for cable, satellite operators. New World Order Revived World Hockey Association says it has commitments from team owners for ''04 launch. Aloha Means

SARS' Impact Continues Reach

Women’s World Cup Could Be Next The FIFA Sports Medical Committee, after meeting yesterday in Zurich, said that it will submit a recommendation on the ''03 Women''s World Cup in China to the Exec Comm

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Facility Notes

Fine For Fan Entrances To Increase An IL Senate committee "approved a measure Wednesday hiking the fine for entering the field of any professional sports team to $1,000 from $100. A second offense wou

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Visa Ponies Up Triple Crown Spot

Click Here To View Clip As part of its title sponsorship of horse racing''s Triple Crown, Visa will break a new 30-second spot, via BBDO, N.Y., on NBC''s coverage of Saturday''s Kentucky Derby. In the

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., ESPN, Horse Racing, NBC, Visa, Walt Disney

Alternative Hockey League Plans

A group of business execs are "preparing to give hockey fans — and players — an alternative version of big league pro hockey" in ''04-05, to be called the new World Hockey Association (WHA),

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Morning Buzz, May 1, 2003

The Daily Insider Morning News & Headlines Thursday, May 1, 2003 9:00am ET Print The Morning Buzz Past Issues Apr 30, 2003 Apr 29, 2003 Apr 28, 2003 Apr 25, 2003 Apr 24, 2003 Apr 23, 2003 • Open

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