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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

"We need to continue to focus on competitive play and owe it to our fans and business partners to do that. It's the right time to take action" -- NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell , on efforts to reform the draft lottery. Spruell cites research that tanking is making many fans "...

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ESPN Establishes Books Unit

ESPN has established a new unit, ESPN Books, to publish 10-15 new titles per year, beginning with the September release of "ESPN25," which looks at the company's first quarter century. GQ Senior Edito

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, DirecTV, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

05/11/04
Closing Bell, May 11, 2004

The Daily Insider Afternoon News & Headlines Tuesday, May 11, 2004 4:00pm ET Print The Closing Bell P ...

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05/11/04
GPWC Coalition Remains United

REUTERS' Alan Baldwin reported the Grand Prix World Championship (GPWC) coalition, comprised of F1 carmakers BMW, DaimlerChrysler, FIAT, Renault and Ford, told F1 Management Chair Bernie Ecclestone Su

Tags: Formula One, General Motors, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports, NASCAR, Toyota

05/11/04
Media Notes

In K.C., Dan Margolies reports KCTV-CBS on Monday sued former KCTV Producer Richard Miller, "alleging he secretly negotiated with competing stations to carry a competing Chiefs locker room show while

Tags: Baseball, Cleveland Indians, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Media

05/11/04
Yankees Taking $225M Loan

Goldman Sachs is arranging a $225M loan for the Yankees, according to sources of Ed Leefeldt of BLOOMBERG NEWS, who noted the loan will be used to consolidate debt. The $225M financing will include $5

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, New York Yankees

05/11/04
Most Influential: Sports Facilities

In SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's special report on sports facility design, architecture and development, Don Muret writes HOK Sport Senior Principal Earl Santee was the person "mentioned most often, both d

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Aramark, Boston Red Sox, Comcast-Spectacor, Ellerbe Becket, New York Jets, St. Louis Cardinals

05/11/04
Names In The News

GET REAL: In Philadelphia, Dan Gross reports the seven-member cast of MTV's planned "The Real World: Philadelphia" will be working for the AFL Soul's community relations department. The department has

Tags: Boston Red Sox, IOC, Brooklyn Nets, People and Pop Culture, WNBA

05/11/04
Cooper Guilty Of Fraud, Evasion

Devils Minority Owner MARC COOPER yesterday admitted that he "siphoned nearly $80[M] from clients at his bill-processing firm," Strategic Technologies Inc., and "used the money to fund a lavish lifest

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05/11/04
NYRA & Magna Resume Talks

NYRA and Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) are again "discussing merger possibilities, two months after the NYRA board flatly rejected a bid" by MEC to become financial partners, according to Tom Precio

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05/11/04
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 Extensive Q&A with DC United F Freddy Adu . Persona will play role in NBA prospect Emeka Okafor ’s marketing credibility . The ...

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