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08/02/04
People & Personalities

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

08/02/04
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

08/02/04
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

08/02/04
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

08/02/04
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

08/02/04
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

08/02/04
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

08/02/04
No Headline

“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

08/02/04
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

08/02/04
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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