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SPORTSNET's Dave Zarum writes, "With the Raptors' ticket to the playoffs booked a long time ago, fans of Canada's basketball team are back in droves , supporting their squad in a way we haven't seen since, well, the last time Toronto was playoff-bound – six years ago" ( SPORTSNET.ca ). Also, ...

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06/27/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

U.S. Sen. FRANK LAUTENBERG (D-NJ) wants smokeless tobacco banned from the All-Star Game next month. He thinks the "sight of major-leaguers chewing tobacco on television will send the wrong message to

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture

06/27/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Indy car racer Emerson Fittipaldi has founded a premium cigar company bearing his name and has opened a retail cigar store in Miami in a joint venture with cigar maker Macabi (Fittipaldi-Macabi)....An

Tags: ABC, Fila USA, IMG, MLB, New York Yankees, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/27/97
HUIZENGA REACHES END OF THE LINE, PUTS MARLINS UP FOR SALE

Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga announced yesterday that he plans to sell the team "after absorbing $200 million in losses in five years," according to Larry Lebowitz of the Fort Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL.

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Franchises, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner

06/27/97
COULD NEW ASSAULT HISTORY ON CORDERO FORCE RED SOX' HAND?

The BOSTON GLOBE is reporting in a front-page piece that Red Sox OF Wilfredo Cordero, "arrested for allegedly beating his wife in Cambridge on June 11, was accused by his former wife during divorce pr

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Franchises

06/27/97
WQAM PULLS PLUG ON GOLDBERG IN MIDDLE OF SPORTS BABE TALK

In FL, WQAM talk-show host Hank Goldberg''s "strained relationship" with the station "took another strange twist" Thursday, according to Tom Jicha of the Fort Lauderdale SUN- SENTINEL. Goldberg, who h

Tags: Miami Marlins, Media

06/27/97
NBA DRAFT WRAP-UP: THE AGENTS OF ROUND TWO

Today, THE DAILY presents an exclusive look at the agents representing the NBA''s second round draft picks. NO. PLAYER AGENT/FIRM 30 Serge Zwikker Jeff Austin/Advantage Int''l 31 Mark Sanford Fred Sla

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

06/27/97
"FUTURES GAME" TO BE PART OF BASEBALL'S NEW PBA

The new Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) between MLB and the NAPBL is examined by Will Lingo in BASEBALL AMERICA. As part of the new deal, the NAPBL "agreed to lend their players to the majors fo

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, PBA

06/27/97
THE MARQUEE GROUP ACQUIRES PROSERV FOR $15M IN CASH & STOCK

The Marquee Group has purchased ProServ, Inc. and ProServ TV, Inc. for cash and stock in a transaction valued at approximately $15M. The purchase will approximately double the revenues of The Marquee

06/27/97
NIKE EYEING EXPANSION IN CANADA? YOUNG'S REVIEW CRITICIZED

British Columbia Premier Glen Clark was in Beaverton, OR, "trying to convince" Nike execs to "expand into" British Columbia, according to Tom Barrett of the VANCOUVER SUN. Nike spokesperson Lee Weinst

Tags: Nike

06/27/97
ESPN CHILTON POLL: INTEREST IN TENNIS DROPS FROM LAST YEAR

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll looked at fans and avid fans of tennis in May of ''97, compared to May of ''96. In ''97 ESPN Chilton surveyed 1,500 people, while in ''96, they surveyed 1,000 people (THE DAIL

Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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