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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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"CBS THIS MORNING" TO FEATURE WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY GOLD GAME

CBS Sports and "CBS This Morning" will team up to broadcast the women''s gold medal game at the upcoming Nagano Winter Games. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, and with the 14-hour time

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12/09/97
NCAA ROLLING IN THE DOUGH: COMPAQ LATEST TO INK DEAL

Compaq Computer has signed a five-year, $10M-plus sponsorship deal with the NCAA, "a rare venture by a computer industry player investing in sports and event sponsorships," according to Terry Lefton o

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12/09/97
STOP, OR SLY WILL SHOOT! STALLONE TO PLAY WITH MR. TIGER?

Jeff Gordon and Sylvester Stallone are "stepping in to replace" Michael Jordan and Kevin Costner as participants in the "Tiger & Friends" golf special on CBS, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. K

Tags: American Express, Burger King, CBS, Events and Attractions, IMG, PepsiCo, Viacom

12/09/97
TAMPA EXECS TRY TO CATCH LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE TO BOOST GATE

According to official NHL documents obtained by Tom Jackson of the TAMPA TRIBUNE, in seven games played at the Ice Palace through November 14, the Lightning were "substantially" behind last season''s

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals

12/09/97
PBA ROLLS OUT FIRST-EVER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

NY-based Partners & Shevack has been selected to handle the first-ever Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) advertising campaign. Billings were not disclosed. The agency will create an image campaig

Tags: CBS, ESPN, PBA, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/09/97
BIG MOVES AT JUMBOSPORTS: CEO RESIGNS, EXECUTIVES SHUFFLE

JumboSports Chair & CEO Stephen Bebis "resigned Monday after failing to lead the money-losing sporting goods chain to a promised turnaround," according to Kris Hundley of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. Jac

Tags: Finance

12/09/97
ABL EYES SECRET AGENT MEN; RIDING THE TRAIN WITH K.C. JONES

The ABL has learned that "some of its players are paying too much for representation -- as much as 10% of their contracts," according to USA TODAY''s Valerie Lister. By comparison, the "highest percen

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/09/97
MLB UMPIRES FORCED TO GET BACK ON THE CLOCK BETWEEN INNINGS

Arbitrator J.H. Jordan has ruled in a dispute between the MLB Umpires Association (MLBUA) and the AL and NL over the length of time between innings, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. L

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

12/09/97
STUDIES PROJECT IMPACT OF MARLINS' WORLD SERIES RUN

A study conducted by the Marlins "put the post-season economic" boost of their world championship run at $155.7M -- "two-thirds of which funneled through the team''s enterprises," according to David B

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises

12/09/97
TEAM SPREWELL SET TO MAKE PUBLIC APPEARANCE TODAY

Latrell Sprewell will hold a press conference today "to press his grievance against" the Warriors and the NBA, according to David Steele of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The public appearance will come amid rep

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