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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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08/28/98
NET RESULTS: THE U.S. OPEN IS THE PLACE TO BE -- AND BE SEEN

The U.S. Open "has become the social and sporting event of the New York summer scene, generating a whopping $130 million in revenue and broadcasts in 175 countries," according to Stefan Fatsis of the

Tags: ATP, CBS, Events and Attractions, USTA, Viacom

08/28/98
DID NIKE WORLD MASTERS GAMES "FALL SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS"?

Organizers predict that the Nike World Masters Games will finish with an operating "deficit of about" $500,000, according to Jeff Manning of the Portland OREGONIAN, who wrote, "Although disappointing,

Tags: Events and Attractions, Nike

08/28/98
ABL'S SPIN-MOVE: TALK OF ITS DEMISE IS PREMATURE

ABL CEO Gary Cavalli characterized the folding of the Long Beach StingRays "as part of the league''s effort to streamline and to improve profitability," but many observers wonder whether the ABL "can

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, WNBA

08/28/98
HOW IT'S PLAYING: MCGWIRE'S ANDRO USE RAISES IRE OF MEDIA

Media reaction continues to Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire''s admission to using nutritional supplements, including androstenedione, after the AP broke the story last week. Many contend that McGwire''s use

Tags: MLB, Sports in Society

08/28/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CHARLES BARKLEY "again was talking about the Alabama governor''s office." Barkley: "This could be one of the greatest states on the union, but there has to be a lot of improvements as far as its image

Tags: Clear Channel/SFX Sports, Formula One, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

08/28/98
"ARLI$$" FINALE FEATURES JOHNNIE IN GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL

On the season finale of HBO''s "Arli$$" (Sunday, 9:30pm), longtime AMM client Donnie Thurman isn''t quite ready to hang up the baseball cleats. So when Arliss tells Donnie there are no takers for his

Tags: HBO, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, Time Warner

08/28/98
FOX SPORTS PITTSBURGH FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST MARINO, PENS

Fox Sports Pittsburgh (FSP) "claimed in a court complaint" filed yesterday against the Penguins that the team "broke a settlement agreement both parties signed June 23," according to Joe Starkey of th

Tags: Franchises, News Corp./Fox, Pittsburgh Penguins

08/28/98
N.Y. CITY COUNCIL PUTS YANKEES STADIUM ON BALLOT -- FOR NOW

The N.Y. City Council "overrode a mayoral veto and voted to place a Yankee Stadium referendum on the November ballot," according to David Seifman of the N.Y. POST. N.Y. Mayor Rudy Giuliani "denounced

Tags: Facilities

08/28/98
FILA DROPS CHRIS WEBBER DUE TO "OFF-COURT" PROBLEMS

Fila USA has "terminated" its endorsement contract with Kings F Chris Webber because of his "recent off-court problems," according to sources familiar with the situation cited by Josh Barr of the WASH

Tags: Fila USA

08/28/98
SOCCER, FIGURE SKATING SEE GAIN IN FAN SIZE; NHL SEES DROP

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll focused on three sports during the first half of ''98 that received major media exposure -- pro soccer, the NHL and figure skating -- and examined whether there was a change i

Tags: ESPN, NHL, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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