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50,000-Plus Fans See What May Be American Pharoah's Last Race

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Ticket sales were “capped” by NYRA at 50,000 and “sold out more than two weeks in advance, even before it was announced that American Pharoah would compete.”

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SMI FACES LAWSUIT OVER SALE OF LAND IN LAS VEGAS TO SMITH

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MLS Revolution COO BRIAN O''DONOVAN announced that he will "leave his post at season''s end or as soon as a suitable successor is found" (BOSTON HERALD, 8/24). In Boston, Frank Dell''Apa writes O''Don

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XFL A DRAIN ON WWFE EARNINGS? NOT SO, SAY LEAGUE EXECS

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NCAA TELLS HOOPSTER, "NO JAY-HAWKING OF YOUR RECORD"

Univ. of KS (KU) senior basketball player and recording artist Luke Axtell "had the plug pulled on his music career this week by the NCAA," according to Mark Rosner of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, w

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LUCY.COM SAYS IT DID NOT MISUSE WEB USER INFORMATION

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ANGRY ATHLETES: ROMO ASKS SI FOR RETRACTION; GRIFFEY HOT

Attorneys for Broncos LB Bill Romanowski sent a letter to the Editor of Sports Illustrated Tuesday that "demanded the magazine print a retraction for what they consider to be false and defamatory stat

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Denver Broncos, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

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FEDEX READY TO UTILIZE NFL TIE IN FINALIZING OFFICIAL DEAL

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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NBPA VP CURRY SAYS UNION'S ACQUISITION OF CBA UNLIKELY

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