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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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07/20/98
BASEBALL'S RENAISSANCE THE SUBJECT OF TIME COVER STORY

TIME''s cover this week features Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire and Mariners CF Ken Griffey, Jr. under the header, "Outta Here." In "The Fun Is Back," Joel Stein examines the MLB season under the sub-head,

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, YankeeNets

07/20/98
MORE ON ALBERT: OREGONIAN'S HUNT SAYS NBC WILL BE WATCHING

With the rehiring of Marv Albert by MSG Network last week, 10 months after his plea bargain on a misdemeanor assault charge, John Hunt of the Portland OREGONIAN asked, "Will another 10 months bring th

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBC, Media, Walt Disney

07/20/98
MEDIA NOTES

BRITISH OPEN: ABC''s coverage of the British Open earned a preliminary overnight rating of 5.8/17 for Sunday''s final round and a 4.0/13 for Saturday''s third round, giving the event its best numbers

Tags: ABC, Cincinnati Bengals, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/20/98
NOTHING BUT (HOT) AIR? RIGHTS ACTIVISTS WONDER ABOUT JORDAN

Human rights activists are "asking what''s become of Michael Jordan''s pledge to check out labor practices at Nike plants in Asia," according to Rush & Molloy of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. In December, Jord

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Nike

07/20/98
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP BUYS SOME INSURANCE AS ALLSTATE SIGNS ON

AllState Insurance is close to signing on as the latest sponsor of the ''99 FIFA Women''s World Cup, according to both Langdon Brockinton of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL and Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. Brock

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, ESPN, MasterCard, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

07/20/98
AFTER BLOSSOMING AT BRITISH OPEN, YOUNG ROSE TO TURN PRO

Seventeen-year-old British amateur golfer Justin Rose, who tied for fourth place at the British Open, announced that he will turn professional and make his debut at this weekend''s European Tour Dutch

Tags: LPGA, Nike, PGA Tour, Washington Nationals

07/20/98
NFL ALTERS PRO-LINE; PLANS TV CAMPAIGN FOR ON-FIELD GOODS

The NFL is "re-branding its on-field garb and launching the first TV push behind its top retail apparel in three years," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. The "Pro- Line" designation that has be

Tags: ESPN, Foot Locker/Venator Group, New York Jets, NFL, Nike, Pittsburgh Steelers, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

07/20/98
USTA REACHING OUT TO YOUNGSTERS, PLANS NEW KIDS SHOW ON CBS

The USTA is launching a kids TV show on CBS called "Topspin," according to Langdon Brockinton of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. It is "still undetermined" whether the new show, which will be aimed "primarily

Tags: CBS, Media, USTA, Viacom

07/20/98
ARBITRATOR RULES AGAINST NHL DEFERRED PAYMENT LIMIT

Arbitrator Jack Sands ruled Friday that the NHL "needs the players union''s consent to implement a plan limiting the amount of deferred salary that teams can carry," according to Scott Newman of BLOOM

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

07/17/98
NSGA SHOW OPENS IN CHICAGO; CBS NEWS EXAMINES SOFT MARKET

The NSGA''s annual World Expo, which runs today through Sunday in Chicago, comes just as the "industry''s roster of players is shrinking," according to Mary Ellen Podmolik of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. In

Tags: CBS, Nike, Reebok, Viacom

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