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Paul McCartney today announced he will play the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14. The S.F. venue also played host to  The Beatles ' final live concert in '66 ( Paul McCartney ). Free agent WR Miles Austin has been eliminated from the World Poker Tour Championship in ...

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COUNT DOWN TO 2004: OLYMPIC ANNOUNCEMENT DUE TODAY

Athens, Rome, Stockholm, Cape Town, and Buenos Aires are the five finalists to host the 2004 Olympic Games in what "nearly every IOC member calls the least predicable host city race in history," accor

Tags: IOC, Olympics

09/05/97
NFL NEWS & NOTES: L.A. LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BRING BACK NFL

Organizers of an effort to bring an NFL team to the L.A. Coliseum unveiled a campaign for public support Thursday, including a toll-free phone number, radio spots and billboards, according to the AP.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Kings, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

09/05/97
WILL UMAX BRING COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE TO COLISEUM?

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum board yesterday approved the sale of naming rights to UMAX Technologies, a subsidiary of a Taiwanese computer hardware maker, according to Rick DelVecchio of the S.

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders

09/05/97
ALPHABET CITY -- YOU DA' MAN, YOU DA' MAN!

NY-based Alphabet City Music Productions, which creates songs for pro and collegiate sports teams and sells them on compilation CDs, was profiled on "Bloomberg Business News." Alphabet City, which did

Tags: Chicago Bulls

09/05/97
DODGERS AND MURDOCH'S FOX GROUP REACH AGREEMENT FOR SALE

The Fox Group and Dodgers President Peter O''Malley announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement in principle on the sale of the Dodgers. The agreement is still subject to the approval of a

Tags: Atlanta Braves, BSkyB, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/05/97
U.S. OPEN DOWN TO THE WIRE: PLAYER SPONSORSHIPS

A look at the men''s and women''s final four at the U.S. Open and their racket, clothing and shoe deals (THE DAILY). MEN RACKET CLOTHES/SHOES Jonas Bjorkman Wilson Nike Greg Rusedski Wilson Nike Micha

Tags: Nike, Reebok, Wilson Sporting Goods

09/05/97
HURRICANES TV DEAL REPORTEDLY FOR ONLY 40 GAMES THIS SEASON

HTS and Fox Sports South will be awarded the TV rights to NHL Hurricanes games "today or early next week," according to Steve Politi of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The deal, which will "probably" las

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Comcast-Spectacor, Gale Force Holdings, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Washington Capitals

09/05/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today, THE DAILY lists AL teams in order of their average road attendance, through August 31. TEAM ROAD DATES ROAD AVERAGE HOME DATES HOME AVERAGE Los Angeles Dodgers 66 31,313 70 40,501 Atlanta Brave

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, The Back of the Book, Time Warner

09/05/97
WILL "HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE" MAKE CNN/SI'S DISTRIBUTION GROW?

CNN/SI has begun allowing cable affiliates to insert up to six hours a day of local sports programing, "along with local advertising avails and marketing support," according to Lee Hall of ELECTRONIC

Tags: Cablevision, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

09/05/97
OLYMPIC STUDY KEEPS FLAME ALIVE IN SEATTLE

A feasibility study unveiled Wednesday by the WA-based Discovery Institute "offered a positive spin" as Seattle''s Olympic campaign for 2012 "begins to take shape," according to Elliott Almond of the

Tags: Olympics, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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