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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 17 / 14

15,256  – Size of the "raucous crowd" for last night's Sounders-Union U.S. Open Cup title game at PPL Park. The Sounders won 3-1 ( PHILADELPHIAUNION.com, 9/17 ).

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Reigning F1 Champ JACQUES VILLENEUVE has signed an agreement to drive next year for British American Racing (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 7/24). In Toronto, Dan Knutson reports that "it''s speculated" that V

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07/24/98
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07/24/98
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07/24/98
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY, MRS. ROBINSON? CHANGES AT ASCENT

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07/24/98
CBS WON'T AIR OCTOBER'S PEPSI 400, LIKELY TO GO TO TNN

CBS has "decided not to broadcast" the rescheduled Pepsi 400 on October 17, and is "expected" to cede its rights to the primetime race to TNN, which CBS owns, according to Jim Utter of the CHARLOTTE O

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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07/24/98
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07/23/98
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