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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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11/11/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, PART I: UNION TO DISCUSS STRATEGY TODAY

Thirty-five NBA players are "scheduled to attend a strategy meeting" today in N.Y. to decide whether to present a new proposal to the owners, according to Mike Wise of the N.Y. TIMES. Meanwhile, the u

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, SportsLine.com, Walt Disney

11/11/98
MCCAW'S EXECS SAYS CANUCKS' LOSSES MOUNT, BUT HE WON'T SELL

Canucks Owner John McCaw reported a loss of C$36.6M on revenue of C$54.8M for the 12 months that ended June ''98, a year in which the team failed to make the playoffs, according to Schreiner & Damsell

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, NBA, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

11/11/98
PA STADIUM PROJECTS NEED MORE SUPPORT FROM LEGISLATURE

Legislative supporters of proposed new stadiums in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia "still haven''t lined up enough votes to secure the anticipated $325 million that was expected to be the state share for

Tags: Facilities

11/11/98
MEDIA NOTES

PACKERS REEL ''EM IN ON MONDAY: ABC''s Packers-Steelers "MNF" game won the night with a 15.6/25 rating. The rating is the second-highest "MNF" number this season, trailing only the October 5 Vikings-P

Tags: ABC, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NBC, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Media, SportsLine.com, Walt Disney

11/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The ABL announced the resignation of Quest GM BILL MCGILLIS, who is leaving the team for other professional opportunities. The league named Quest Dir of Sales & Marketing ROBIN AGLER as Interim GM (AB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Madison Square Garden, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

11/11/98
FOX IS "GOIN' DEEP" INSIDE THE RACE FOR THE NEWEST NFL TEAM

The expansion process which groups in Houston and L.A. have gone through in an effort to win the 32nd NFL franchise was examined by Tom Murray on Fox Sports Net''s "Goin Deep." Murray reported that NH

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Los Angeles Kings, News Corp./Fox, NFL

11/11/98
THE WHOLE TRUTH? S.A. OFFICIALS FEEL MISLED BY SPURS

After learning that property taxes on apartment complexes "would fund a good chunk" of the Spurs'' new arena, several public officials said Tuesday they were "misled" by the team''s efforts to get pub

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11/11/98
BRAND EXTENSION, 101: ZAMBONI MERCHANDISE SURFACES

Zamboni Merchandising GM Paula Coony said that the company is "pleased with the results of its first year in business," according to Lindsay Chaney of the Long Beach PRESS-TELEGRAM. Launched by Zambon

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, NHL, Walt Disney

11/11/98
FIVB'S ACOSTA CALLS PLAYERS UNPROFESSIONAL IN UNIFORM SNAFU

FIVB President Ruben Acosta criticized volleyball players for showing a "lack of professionalism" at the World Championships in Japan over the dress code, according to the KYODO NEWS. Five women''s te

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

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