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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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ARGOS OFFER WAY OUT OF BLACKOUT POLICY -- MORE $$ FROM TSN

Although the CFL Argonauts announced they will impose a TV blackout policy on home games in ''98 in hopes of improving attendance, they "have let it be known that they are willing to lift the blackout

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04/03/98
FACILITY NOTE: WHAT TO CALL D'TUB OF JERRY'S KIDS

ESPN''s Dan Patrick and Kenny Mayne suggested nicknames for the swimming pool at the Bank One Ballpark: 5) Buck''s Showaters; 4) Poolapalooza; 3) Pool for the City; 2) The Diamondbath; 1) Poolangelo (

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, Walt Disney

04/03/98
MEDIA NOTES

FROM THE NFL SCHEDULE: The Bucs will play two games on ABC''s "Monday Night Football" in ''98, ending a 14-year hiatus -- the longest of any NFL team (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 4/3). The Jets end their si

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBA, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

04/03/98
PENGUIN PINCHING: MARINO SAYS PENS TO LOSE $5M THIS SEASON

Penguins Owner Roger Marino was interviewed in a Q&A with Dejan Kovacevic of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. Marino, on reports the Penguins will lose $5M this year: "It''s very true, and it''s not somet

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

04/03/98
"SI FOR KIDS" TV SHOW LIKELY OFF CBS, IN TALKS WITH OTHERS

After 19 episodes, it "looks like the lights will dim" for the CBS Saturday morning show "SI for Kids," according to Keith Kelly of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. SI for Kids magazine Publisher Cleary Simpson s

Tags: CBS, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

04/03/98
NBA RHETORIC GETS MORE INFLAMMATORY WITH FALK ON SALARY CAP

With the NBA and the NBPA beginning negotiations on a new CBA, the most prevalent issues of concern are a hard vs. soft salary cap and the future of the Larry Bird exception. In Chicago, Lacy Banks qu

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NFL

04/03/98
FLYERS SETTLE SUIT WITH WIP OVER LINDROS "HANGOVER" COMMENT

The Flyers have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against radio station WIP-AM for "alleging" that Flyers C Eric Lindros missed a game last season due to a hangover, according to Les Bowen of the

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Connecticut Sun, Philadelphia Flyers, RDV Sports, Media

04/03/98
NFL DELAYS $3M TO BROWNS PROJECT TO WEIGH CORPORATE BACKING

A March 31 deadline for the NFL to announce whether it will withhold $3M from the Browns stadium project has been postponed until September 30, according to Grant & Grossi of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALE

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, NFL

04/03/98
PACERS AND CONSECO SAY THERE'S NO NAMING RIGHTS DEAL -- YET

The Pacers and Conseco Inc. "denied reports that they have an agreement" to put Conseco''s name on the new Indiana Fieldhouse for what one source called "a staggering amount of money," according to Se

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04/03/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

REG-GIE: Reggie White has sent a letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "to clarify the intent" after his controversial comments in a speech last week to the WI legislature. His letter runs in today

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