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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 05 / 15

“Normally, in the third round, the third day of a draft, we're showing fans, diehards asleep in the fourth level of Radio City Music Hall. Now there were a quarter of a million people strolling around Grant Park” – NFL Network’s Rich Eisen , on the NFL Draft in Chicago this ...

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TAKING CHARGE: HOUSTON MAYOR STEPS UP IN ARENA DISCUSSIONS

Houston Mayor Lee Brown "intervened" yesterday in the "stalled negotiations" between the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and Rockets Owner Les Alexander and "extended by a week the lapsed deadl

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets

08/25/99
PENS TO DON NEW LOOK AS LEMIEUX HIRES FIRM TO REDESIGN LOGO

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Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins

08/25/99
ACTION AND REACTION: NTRA THINKS TWICE ABOUT TAX ON SALES

The NTRA will "re-examine the way it raises money, specifically" the 1% tax "imposed on the buyers of horses at auction sales," according to Joseph Durso of the N.Y. TIMES, who writes that the NTRA''s

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Magna Int'l, NTRA

08/25/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

BEHIND THE SCENES: PHILIP ANSCHUTZ is profiled by Brian O''Reilly of FORTUNE, who writes that Anschutz "operates his sports business with a dispassion rare among team owners. To a large degree, the te

Tags: AEG, ESPN, Kansas City Royals, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

08/25/99
QUIET, PLEASE ... CHICAGO RACETRACK TOLD TO KEEP NOISE DOWN

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Tags: Champ Car World Series, Facilities

08/25/99
SPURS ARENA DEAL A SLAM-DUNCAN, COULD OPEN IN 2002

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08/25/99
SPONSORS ON CAMPUS: BURGER KING LAUNCHES NCAA AD CAMPAIGN

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Tags: Burger King, NCAA, Oakland Athletics, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

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AND YOU THOUGHT PHILADELPHIA WAS BAD: BILLS LAY DOWN THE LAW

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises, Wilson Sporting Goods

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ROCKETS ARENA PLAN STALLS AS CRITICAL ISSUES STILL UNDECIDED

Negotiations between the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and the Rockets over a new arena "ended" last night after both sides were "unable to resolve site location and other critical issues," a

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08/25/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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