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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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12/17/98
MEDIA NOTES

In Chicago, Bernie Lincicome criticizes SI''s cover shot featuring "Sportsmen of the Year" Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in togas. Calling it the "dumb-idea of the year," Lincicome writes it is the "wor

Tags: CBS, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/17/98
ESPN'S "OUTSIDE THE LINES" EXAMINES THE GAY ATHLETE

On ESPN''s "Outside the Lines: The World of the Gay Athlete," Greg Garber examined the impact on an athlete''s marketability if they go public with their homosexuality. Garber said that according to a

Tags: ESPN, Sports in Society, Walt Disney, WNBA

12/17/98
MAVS GAIN AD MAKEOVER FOR NBA RE-ENTRY; GALAXY INK AGENCY

The Mavericks have hired DDB Needham to "front a new image campaign for [them] -- if and when the lockout ... gets resolved," according to Glen Fest of ADWEEK. DDB Needham will handle "increased broad

Tags: AEG, Dallas Mavericks, Franchises, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Southwest Sports Group

12/17/98
ASTROS' MCLANE INKS WITH ARAMARK, INSTITUTES MINORITY PLAN

Astros Owner Drayton McLane Jr. announced a 15-year concessionaire contract with ARAMARK "that includes a guarantee that at least 30% of the project will go to minority businessman," according to John

Tags: Aramark, Facilities, Houston Astros

12/16/98
SPORT SUMMIT '99 CONVENES JANUARY 21-22, 1999

Sport Summit ''99, at the New York Marriott Marquis, is the World''s Most Important Marketplace for Sports Business. It will feature presentations on the Olympics, Auto Racing, Television, Sponsorship

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Classified Advertisements, Fila USA, IOC, Marriott, NASCAR, Time Warner, USOC, Visa, WNBA

12/16/98
HOLTZ EVERYTHING: NEW GAMECOCKS COACH IS GUARANTEED $600K

Terms of Lou Holtz''s new contract at the Univ. of SC (USC) "guarantees him at least" $600,000 annually, which includes a base salary of $150,000, an additional $350,000 from his radio and TV shows an

Tags: Colleges

12/16/98
EMAP'S ITS COURSE AND ACQUIRES PETERSEN COMPANIES

British-media group Emap "confirmed Tuesday its agreement" to buy Petersen Cos. for $1.2B, according to James Peltz of the L.A. TIMES. The merger brings Emap''s magazine titles to more than 400 as it

Tags: NBC, Media

12/16/98
KEVIN MALONE AND SCOTT BORAS BOTH DEFEND BROWN'S CONTRACT

The Dodgers officially introduced P Kevin Brown to the media after signing him to a seven-year, $105M contract at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville. Dodgers GM Kevin Malone dismissed criticism

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

12/16/98
ORLANDO GETS A MIRACLE EVERY DAY: WNBA TEAM PLAY WITH MAGIC

Orlando''s expansion WNBA franchise, following "the lead of their NBA brother," the Magic, will be called the Miracle, according to Shannon Rose of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The team logo, similar to the

Tags: Connecticut Sun, Franchises, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, WNBA

12/16/98
UP IN THE RAFTER: LIBERTYONE/U.S OPEN CHAMP INK ONLINE DEAL

Australia-based Internet company LibertyOne is "expected" to announce a marketing agreement with U.S. Open tennis champion Patrick Rafter, according to Kevin Morrison of the Melbourne AGE. LibertyOne

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