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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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06/10/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

RICK TELANDER names his All-NBA writer basketball team this morning. His first team: MIKE WISE, N.Y. Times; JERRY BEMBRY, Baltimore Sun; ART THIEL, Seattle Post- Intelligencer; CHRIS BROUSSARD, Akron

Tags: ESPN, Fila USA, NBA, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/09/98
JORDAN PLANS TO BRING CRITICAL EYE ON TOUR OF ASIA

MICHAEL JORDAN said he intends to visit Asia this off- season to witness the labor conditions at Nike-contracted factories: "I just want to see for myself. A lot of complaints are being made." ESPN''s

Tags: Clear Channel/SFX Sports, ESPN, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/09/98
SEINE OF TROUBLE? WORLD CUP EXEC BLASTS FRENCH SUPPORT

World Cup Organizing Committee co-President Michel Platini was quoted in a French paper as saying that French officials aren''t providing enough support to the event, according to the AP''s Barry Wiln

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/09/98
BLATTER SEPPS UP: NEW FIFA PRESIDENT TO STAY THE COURSE

Sepp Blatter "became the most powerful man in international soccer Monday when he was named president of FIFA, succeeding the retiring Joao Havelange," according to Mike Penner of the L.A. TIMES. Both

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/09/98
PAUL ALLEN FORMS ACTION SPORTS CORPORATE SALES GROUP

Seafirst Bank "won the naming rights" to the Univ. of WA''s (UW) remodeled Hec Edmundson Pavilion, in a deal brokered by Paul Allen''s Action Sports Media (ASM) -- a new firm formed by Allen''s sports

Tags: Facilities, Portland Trail Blazers, Vulcan Ventures

06/09/98
IS NHL'S CRACKDOWN ON MULTI-OWNERSHIP REACTION TO FOX MOVES?

The NHL may "put the brakes on" the Fox Group and other companies "looking to buy large chunks of more than one franchise by establishing a new bylaw that limits any one party''s ability to have opera

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

06/09/98
NIKE TO HELP ANOTHER MIKE? MAY HELP DEFRAY COST OF JARVIS

St. John''s Univ. is "closing in on a deal" to hire GW Univ. men''s basketball coach Mike Jarvis, but the "blank hardest to fill" is Jarvis'' salary slot, according to Steve Popper of the N.Y. TIMES.

Tags: Nike

06/09/98
GORDON FEATURED IN TIME; N.Y. AUTO SHOP TO COMBINE DEALS

With his success, Jeff Gordon "is not only driving himself into a broader marketplace, but he is also taking NASCAR with him," according to Steve Goldberg of TIME. Long-time NASCAR sponsor PepsiCo has

Tags: Coca-Cola, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, PepsiCo

06/09/98
MAGIC JOHNSON'S "MAGIC HOUR" DEBUTS TO TEPID REVIEW

MAGIC JOHNSON''S "The Magic Hour" premiered in syndication last night and Johnson told ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER why he was chosen to be the first guest: "Cookie [Magic''s wife] loves you. ... My kids, th

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

06/09/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY SEEKS STAFF WRITER

THE DAILY is seeking an entry-level staff writer who will be responsible for the newsgathering, writing and editing of each issue of THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY. Applicants should have an excellent know

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