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Paul McCartney today announced he will play the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14. The S.F. venue also played host to  The Beatles ' final live concert in '66 ( Paul McCartney ). Free agent WR Miles Austin has been eliminated from the World Poker Tour Championship in ...

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03/04/97
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03/04/97
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03/04/97
BUZZ HAS HORNETS OPENING UP FINANCIAL BOOKS FOR A SELECT FEW

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03/04/97
FOX PUCK CRITICIZED BY LEETCH; NETWORK EYES CATCHER CAM

The Rangers'' Brian Leetch "expressed his displeasure" with the Fox pucks used during the Rangers'' loss on Saturday, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Leetch: "Those Fox pucks are bad

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03/04/97
NO COKE, PEPSI FOR MLS' JORGE CAMPOS

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03/04/97
REPORTS HAVE CBS' $100M SPORTSLINE DEAL ANNOUNCED TOMORROW?

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03/04/97
MLB'S MARCH RUNNING FOR COVER AFTER KING GEORGE'S ATTACK?

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03/04/97
MLB UMPS VOW TO GET TOUGH WITH PLAYERS, MORE EJECTIONS

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