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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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04/23/98
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY CONSTRUCTION BEGINS; WHEN WILL IT END?

Construction on the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) began Tuesday, but TMS officials said they "still haven''t finalized a plan" for the track''s "major overhaul," reports Holly Cain in the DALLAS MORNING

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, IndyCar, NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

04/23/98
CITY COUNCIL WANTS NFL, BROWNS OWNER TO PAY FOR OVERRUNS

Cleveland City Council members say that the NFL and the new owner the Browns "should pay for stadium overruns" now estimated at $13-23M, according to Alison Grant of the Cleveland PLAIN-DEALER. Counci

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, NFL

04/23/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NBA: NBA Commissioner David Stern said that the league and the NBPA plan to conduct weekly meetings aimed at negotiating a new CBA agreement. Stern was "optimistic" an accord could be reached before t

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated

04/23/98
THE BRONX BOOTERS? MLS INTERESTED IN YANKEE STADIUM

MLS officials say they''re "extremely interested in operating a franchise within the five boroughs to join the MetroStars," according to Seifman & Hardt of the N.Y. POST. MLS Commissioner Doug Logan s

Tags: Facilities, MLS, New York Mets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

04/23/98
NFL ARENA FOOTBALL? LEAGUE TALKS TO AFL ABOUT MARKETING PLAN

The NFL is talking to the AFL "about forming a marketing relationship that could eventually allow" NFL owners to buy AFL teams, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. NFL VP/Communications G

Tags: AFL, CFL, Kansas City Chiefs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

04/23/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Following last week''s endorsement deal with Links Direct, SI''s "Golf Plus" notes that Fuzzy Zoeller "completed the six-step program of image rehab: gaffe, denial, loss of endorsements, apology, reac

Tags: ESPN, Jacksonville Jaguars, MLB, Nike, San Diego Padres, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

04/23/98
ARE THEY PHILL-ING THEM UP AT THE VET? BEERS THAT IS

The Phillies, who sell "the most expensive cup of beer" in the NL, "are skimming their suds ... a racket that costs beer-drinking fans at Veterans Stadium nearly a half-million bucks a year," accordin

Tags: Franchises, Philadelphia Phillies

04/23/98
KAGAN'S SPORTS VALUES CONFERENCE, MAY 6-7 IN NYC

Kagan''s Sports Values: Franchises, Facilities, Marketing, Media & Finance -- May 6-7, Park Lane Hotel in NYC. The conference designed to bring pro analysis to pro sports. Paul Kagan and John Mansell

Tags: Atlanta Braves, CBS, Classified Advertisements, NBA, Nike, Time Warner, Viacom

04/23/98
FACILITY NOTES

Red Sox Exec VP John Buckley said the club "was not ready to present a specific plan" for a new stadium yet. Characterizing the project as a "public-private partnership," Buckley said, "We''ve got to

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos, Facilities, MLB, NHL, R J Reynolds

04/23/98
UNIV. OF MEMPHIS GAMBLES ON SPONSORSHIP, TAKES ANOTHER LOOK

The Univ. of Memphis, "reacting to criticism from some boosters, is reviewing the sponsorship" by a MS casino of a Tiger Clubs golf tournament, according to David Williams of the Memphis COMMERCIAL AP

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