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05/17/99
MLS A-CREWS RAVE REVIEWS FOR NEW COLUMBUS STADIUM

The MLS Crew drew an "overflow" crowd of 24,471 to the debut of its new 22,485-seat soccer-specific stadium on Saturday night, according to Craig Merz of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH, who wrote that the debu

Tags: Columbus Crew, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, New England Revolution, Walt Disney

05/17/99
IRL TAKES SAFE STEPS; DID MEDIA COVER TRAGEDY WITH RESPECT?

The IRL is "planning to connect its cars'' wheels to the tubs with a special tethering device" in an effort to improve racing safety, according to Curt Cavin of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. The cable,

Tags: IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

05/17/99
STUDY BY SMG SHOWS THAT PENGUINS' LEASE AT ARENA IS FAIR

A study commissioned by Civic Arena landlord SMG and done by PricewaterhouseCoopers concluded that the Penguins'' lease at the arena "is about average compared with those of other teams," according to

Tags: Franchises, NBA, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, PricewaterhouseCoopers

05/17/99
GAINING GROUND? IS LACK OF EXPOSURE HURTING FEMALE ATHLETES?

"Across the board, female athletes are getting more media exposure than ever before," but that exposure "hasn''t translated into the sort of commercial bonanza reaped by their male counterparts," acco

Tags: Sports Illustrated

05/17/99
TRAVELING LIGHT: MLS INKS ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY AS SPONSOR

MLS has inked online travel services provider Priceline.com as the "official travel provider" of the league, according to Andy Bernstein of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. MLS corporate partner packages "

Tags: MLS, Yahoo

05/17/99
EXPOS GET $3M INVESTOR; JOE MORGAN NOT ROMANCING THIS STONE

Canam Magnac, a Quebec steel manufacturing company, announced on Friday that it will invest C$3M in the Expos, according to Stephanie Myles of the Montreal GAZETTE. It is "only the second Quebec compa

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, PepsiCo, Tampa Bay Rays, YankeeNets

05/17/99
FACILITY NOTES

IS THE PARTY OVER? In Chicago, Jay Mariotti examined the extra security measures taken at Wrigley Field and wrote, "In a sense, Tribune Co. executives have no one to blame but themselves. After all, t

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Chicago Cubs, Facilities, Miami Marlins, MLB

05/17/99
A SLOC TRIFECTA: THREE NEW SPONSORS ADDED ON FRIDAY

SLOC CEO Mitt Romney announced on Friday that three UT companies are "putting up more than" $30M in cash and contributions of goods and services for the 2002 Olympics, according to Lisa Riley Roche of

Tags: ATT, Olympics, SLOC

05/17/99
PRELIMINARY OVERNIGHT RATINGS FROM WEEKEND SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings from select weekend sporting events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR The Preakness 15-May ABC 4:30-6:00pm 3.8/10 NBA Playoffs: (Magic-

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, RDV Sports, San Antonio Spurs, The Back of the Book, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

05/14/99
ARE THE DOLAN BROTHERS EARLY FAVORITES IN INDIANS BIDDING?

No suitors for the Indians "publicly surfaced yesterday," but business analysts said the team could be sold for "about" $300M, according to Lubinger & Schiller of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. But "an e

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Houston Astros, Viacom

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