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The Daily's Hot Reads For Thursday: Giving You Back Your Name?

04 / 24 / 14

Under the header, " Bring Back The NBA To Seattle, But Don't Call Them The Sonics ," the SEATTLE TIMES' Don Shelton writes, " Clay Bennett and the NBA (ever sympathetic toward loyal fans) left the SuperSonics name behind. Understandably, everyone assumes that any new Seattle franchise will be calle...

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04/14/97
LEAGUE NOTES

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04/14/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Franchises, New Orleans Pelicans, Seattle Mariners, Walt Disney

04/14/97
49ERS OWNER HITS CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR NEW STADIUM-MALL COMPLEX

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04/14/97
WOODS WIN AT AUGUSTA, PART II: CBS GAINS RECORD RATINGS

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STADIUM NOTES

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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