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A source said that the Browns have "parted ways" with Dir of Player Personnel JON SANDUSKY , as his "contract expired and the Browns elected not to renew it." The source said that Sandusky "was dismayed to be let go almost three weeks after the draft, when most teams' personnel departments are set....

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07/26/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL: Browns President Carmen Policy, responding to reports that the NFL is investigating whether the 49ers may have committed a salary cap violation while he was with the team: "No. No. No. Exclamatio

Tags: AFL, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Browns, Franchises, NBA, NFL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, SportsLine.com, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vulcan Ventures

07/26/99
LEAGUE NOTES

NO MORE PROS AT TOURNAMENT? In Boston, Peter May, on the Tournament of the Americas: "Because the US had to play here, one other team is not going to Sydney, and that''s too bad. What was FIBA thinkin

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins

07/26/99
REPORT HAS MILLER PARK OPENING ON TIME AN "IMPOSSIBLE TASK"

Eleven days after an accident killed three construction workers, it is "increasingly clear" that having Miller Park completed by its scheduled opening next April "will be nearly an impossible task," a

Tags: Facilities

07/26/99
ESPN GOES TO COURT TO PROTECT BRAND NAME AGAINST CSPN

ESPN "wants a federal court to force" AL-based College Sports Production Network (CSPN) Southeast to "change its name," according to Gilbert Nicholson of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, who reports that t

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

07/26/99
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: ADAMS GOES OUTSIDE TEAM FOR PRESIDENT

Titans Owner & President Bud Adams "surrendered a job title he''s had since 1959" in naming former Vikings exec Jeff Diamond the team''s new President & COO, according to Jeff Legwold of the Nashville

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Ticketmaster

07/26/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

OLBERMANN SPEAKS OUT ON PATRICK''S COORS SPOT: On his "SportsFan Radio Minute," Keith Olbermann said that ESPN''s Dan Patrick''s appearance in a Coors ad with John Elway has "become material for the s

Tags: ESPN, MLB, Nike, Walt Disney, Wendys, Wieden Kennedy

07/26/99
TOUR DE LANCE: NOW THE PUBLICITY TOUR BEGINS FOR ARMSTRONG

Cyclist Lance Armstrong yesterday became only the second American and first cancer survivor to win the Tour de France, and in N.Y., Frank Litsky calls his win "the ultimate payoff for someone who ...

Tags: ABC, Nike, NikeTown, Visa, Walt Disney, Yahoo

07/26/99
PRELIMINARY OVERNIGHT RATINGS FROM RECENT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists the preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings from select weekend sporting events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Fusion-MetroStars 7/24 ABC 3:00-5:00pm 1.1/3 Tour De Fra

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, Champ Car World Series, Los Angeles Sparks, MLB, MLS, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/26/99
SCRUMMIN' UP A NEW RUGBY LEAGUE IN THE UNITED STATES?

News Corp. Chair Rupert Murdoch and adidas are "involved in negotiations" to start a pro rugby league in the U.S., according to Paul Ackford of the LONDON TELEGRAPH, who wrote that "initial proposals"

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, Washington Nationals

07/26/99
MLB TEAM NOTES: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY? BOBBY RIPS TEAM PROMO

After the Mets paid tribute to Cubs RF Sammy Sosa in front of 52,135 during Friday night''s Merengue Night at Shea Stadium, manager Bobby Valentine said, "It''s a damn shame this team never gets any a

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, New York Mets, Southwest Sports Group, Toronto Blue Jays

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