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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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05/21/99
LEAGUE NOTES

A new professional outdoor lacrosse league, Major League Lacrosse, will be announced at a press conference on Monday at the All Star Cafe in N.Y. The league is scheduled to debut next summer (THE DAIL

Tags: AEG, Colorado Rapids, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLB, MLS

05/21/99
WAS STAR WARS FILM A PHANTOM MENACE TO MLB ATTENDANCE?

Twentieth Century Fox confirmed yesterday that "The Phantom Menace" earned $28.5M during its opening day on Wednesday, marking the highest one-day gross ever for a motion picture. So, was "Episode 1"

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05/20/99
ISLES PILLAGE IN NO ARENA? COULD GUTKOWSKI BE TEAM SAVIOR?

The Islanders "plan to cut payroll drastically and probably will start by trading" several of their top players if a deal with Nassau County officials for a new arena "isn''t in place" before July 1,

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL

05/20/99
CABLEVISION TAKES POSITIVE VIEW ON DEVILS' HOBOKEN PLAN

Devils Owner John McMullen''s plan to build an arena in Hoboken "is getting a boost from Cablevision," which is becoming a 50-50 partner in the venture, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES

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05/20/99
WILL HE LEARN THE HARDAWAY? DEVOS UPSET BY PENNY'S COMMENTS

The Magic, whose $43M payroll was the third-highest in the NBA, said that they "lost money for the second consecutive year," despite making the playoffs this season, according to Tim Povtak of the ORL

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05/20/99
T-C-U BELIEVE IT? SCHOOL INKS MARKETING/MEDIA DEAL WITH ESPN

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05/20/99
WHILE CARDS SAY THEY'LL STAY, BOB MCNAIR SMELLS OPPORTUNITY

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05/20/99
DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED: BULLS FORCED TO PUSH FOR TICKET SALES

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05/20/99
OLYMPIC NOTES

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