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Judge Orders Goodell, Brady To Appear In Court Twice This Month

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U.S. District Judge Richard Berman asked that Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court twice in mid-August. Berman has scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 and told both the league and the NFLPA they should be attended by "your principles (including, without lim...

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FINAL NATIONAL AND CABLE RATINGS FROM RECENT SPORTS EVENTS

The following lists final national and cable Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "NBA On NBC": (Lakers-Blazers) 5/26 NBC 9:00pm-12:00am 7.4/15 PGA Tour:

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, MLB, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, R J Reynolds, San Antonio Spurs, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, TNN, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

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CHILD'S PLAY: WHY KIDS PICK THEIR FAVORITE ATHLETE

From January through March 2000, the ESPN Sports Poll spoke to 233 seven-to-eleven-year-olds, of whom 55% said they had a favorite athlete. The respondents were asked a variety of questions about fact

Tags: ESPN Sports Poll, The Back of the Book

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FIRESTORM STILL BREWING OVER ESPN'S KNIGHT INTERVIEW

ESPN''s live interview Tuesday with IN Univ. men''s basketball coach Bobby Knight, which was conducted by ESPN''s Roy Firestone and Digger Phelps, continues to draw criticism from the media. In N.Y.,

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

06/02/00
BLOOMBERG REPORTS CBS MAY SELL NCAA MARKETING RIGHTS FOR $1B

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Tags: CBS, Colleges, NCAA, Viacom

06/02/00
GARY STEVENSON NAMED INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO OF TOTAL SPORTS

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Tags: NBA, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture

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COVER GIRL: TENNIS BEAUTY GRACES FRONT OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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Tags: New Jersey Devils, Sports Illustrated, Washington Nationals, YankeeNets

06/02/00
NAMES & FACES: KATZ DENIES "MNF" POST OFFERED TO YOUNG

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Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Stars, ESPN, Kansas City Royals, MLB, New England Patriots, New Jersey Devils, News Corp./Fox, Southwest Sports Group, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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LEAGUE NOTES

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Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NCAA, Walt Disney

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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