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SAN DIEGO COUNCIL SOLICITS OUTSIDE HELP IN STADIUM TALKS

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01/08/98
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NationsBank and the USOC announced today that NationsBank has renewed its partnership with the USOC through 2004. Under the terms of the deal, NationsBank will be the official banking sponsor under th

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01/08/98
BEAVER COMPLETES KNIGHT MOVES, BUT KEEPS ONE EYE ON TWINS

Don Beaver completed his purchase of the AAA Charlotte Knights from Hornets Owner George Shinn yesterday, but "his major-league bid faces significant hurdles," according to Dane Huffman of the Raleigh

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New Orleans Pelicans

01/08/98
REDS BALLPARK OPTIONS ALL POINTING TOWARD CINERGY

In his "most definitive comments to date about the Reds," Hamilton County, OH, Commissioner Bob Bedinghaus said that a future Reds ballpark "belongs on the riverfront," which Hobson & Michaud write "a

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Facilities

01/08/98
ROCKETS LOOK TO APPEALS COURTS TO GET THEM A NEW HOME COURT

The Rockets "are appealing" the January ''97 court decision "forcing the team to honor its lease and remain in Compaq Center through November 2003," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Tags: Facilities, hp, Houston Rockets

01/08/98
MINOR LEAGUE NAMING RIGHTS: CRUNCH TIME IN NEW PRINGLES PARK

Procter & Gamble and the city of Jackson, TN, have reached an agreement in principle for the Pringles brand to acquire the naming rights to Jackson''s new AA baseball park. The deal will bring the cit

Tags: Facilities, Procter and Gamble

01/08/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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Tags: The Back of the Book, Washington Redskins

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Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Olympics

01/08/98
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Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals

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