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In Dallas, Barry Horn reports Pat Summerall will work four preseason NFL games for ESPN, replacing Mike Patrick while he undergoes open-heart surgery. Patrick is expected to return alongside analysts

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, NFL, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

MLS All-Star Misses Mark

The MLS All-Star Game was played in the heat at RFK Stadium Saturday, where the East topped the West 3-2 in a “sub-par match” that was not “played at the imaginative, entertaining pace that these ligh

Tags: ABC, AEG, Dallas Stars, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS, Soccer, Walt Disney

IRL To Announce '05 Schedule

The IRL Tuesday is scheduled to release a 16-race schedule for ’05 that will include its “first ever road racing events,” with one each at Infineon Raceway and Watkins Glen, according to John Oreovicz

Tags: ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports, Walt Disney

TWC-Cablevision Feud Update

The Time Warner Cable-Cablevision carriage dispute that has blacked out Cablevision’s MSG Network and FSNY in 2.4 million N.Y.-area homes “continued without negotiation yesterday,” according to Berkow

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Cablevision, Hockey, Madison Square Garden, Milwaukee Brewers, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, Soccer, Media

ESPN To Air 'BassCenter' In '05

ESPN January 1 will debut a 30-minute, weekly studio show for Bass fishing, according to Steve Waters of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. ESPN Exec VP/Programming & Production Mark Shapiro said, “Thin

Tags: ESPN, Media, Wal Mart, Walt Disney

Facility Notes

In Chicago, Mark Konkol reported the Cubs made “major structural repairs to Wrigley Field the past five years without getting a single permit required to do the work.” The team “now must apply for tho

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys, Facilities, Football, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers

Sponsors Tone Down Presence

TOP Sponsor Eastman Kodak in Athens will not continue its tradition of painting buses to look like film boxes, according to Thurow, Johnson & Fatsis in a front-page piece in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. K

Tags: Bank of America, Olympics, USOC, Visa, Xerox

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“I have a lot of clients in Europe who would love to play in MLS. But after I explain what MLS pays, they say, ‘OK, I’ll visit there on vacation.’” — Soccer agent Shep Messing, on the disparity b

Details On Yankees New Ballpark

K.C.-based HOK’s plans for the Yankees’ proposed $750M ballpark “have been shown to select city politicians and not revealed publicly,” according to Venezia & Cappiello of the N.Y. POST. Sources said

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Boston Red Sox, Facilities, Football, MLB, Brooklyn Nets, New York Jets, New York Mets, New York Yankees, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Details On NYC Stadium Situation

Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami on Friday presented a ballpark financing proposal to the Marlins “that holds the team responsible for an extra $30[M] if it cannot secure” a $60M state sales ta

Tags: Baseball, Facilities, Miami Marlins

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