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Paul McCartney today announced he will play the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14. The S.F. venue also played host to  The Beatles ' final live concert in '66 ( Paul McCartney ). Free agent WR Miles Austin has been eliminated from the World Poker Tour Championship in ...

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07/23/97
FOX SPORTS PRESIDENT DAVID HILL PROFILED IN USA TODAY

Fox Sports President DAVID HILL is profiled by Michael Hiestand in the "Cover Story" of USA TODAY''s sports section. Hiestand: "Go figure. Here''s a corporate big shot whose dictum is ''don''t bore me

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07/23/97
CNN/SI EXAMINES WHETHER NASHVILLE IS READY FOR THE BIG TIME

As the NFL and NHL arrive in Nashville, the market''s viability as a pro sports city was examined in a "Page 1" report by CNN/SI''s Nick Charles. Nashville, with a population of 1.1 million, "is now t

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

07/23/97
WELCH TO RETURN HOME AS QUESTIONS PERSISTS ON HIS FUTURE

SLOC President Tom Welch "plans to return home Thursday from his African safari so he can deal with his legal problems -- and see how they may impact his job," according to Gorrell & Horiuchi of the S

Tags: IOC, Olympics, SLOC, USOC

07/23/97
L.A. CITY COUNCIL ORDERS PARTS OF LEASE DEAL MADE PUBLIC

The L.A. City Council on Tuesday "ordered developers of the proposed downtown sports arena to make public portions of their lease agreement" with the Lakers, "but left attorneys involved in the projec

Tags: AEG, Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers

07/23/97
CHICAGO STORY: BRANDWEEK NEWS & NOTES FROM NSGA SHOW

BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton attended the NSGA show in Chicago and filed the following report: WOMEN''S DAY: Champion and Spalding "report brisk sales" of WNBA licensed apparel and the signature Spalding

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, NFL, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/23/97
CLEAT MAKER DRIVES SPIKE BETWEEN ITSELF AND COMPETITION

MA-based MacNeill Engineering Worldwide, which supplies athletic shoe companies with cleats and spikes, "has for the first time ventured into the noisy and expensive world of sports marketing and endo

Tags: LPGA

07/23/97
MCI CENTER WILL HEAR A SONIC BOOM AS IT GETS ITS LAUNCH DATE

The 20,000-seat MCI Center in Washington, DC, will open on December 2, the team announced yesterday. In DC, Thomas Heath reports that Capitals & NBA Wizards Owner Abe Pollin "had hoped to open the are

Tags: Facilities, US Airways, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards

07/23/97
BEEST'S BURDEN: MLB PRESIDENT & COO AIMS TO RESTORE GAME

MLB named Paul Beeston as its President & COO yesterday. Beeston, who resigned his position as President & CEO of the Blue Jays, will report to Acting Commissioner Bud Selig and be responsible for all

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Baltimore Orioles, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Toronto Blue Jays

07/22/97
LEAFS EYE NEW ARENA SITE BUT MAY HAVE BEEN BEATEN TO IT

After the Leafs failed to reach an agreement with the city of Toronto on an arena at Union Station, sources tell Craig Daniels of the TORONTO SUN that the team "is now aiming to acquire the rights to

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07/22/97
MARINERS NEW PARK BUDGET RISING, BUT JUST A LITTLE BIT

The projected cost of the Mariners'' new ballpark "is slightly higher than earlier estimates, but still within the project''s budget," according to a Public Facilities District (PFD) report cited by E

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