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SeatGeek.com analyst Connor Gregoire said that the Univ. of Kentucky’s final home men’s hoops game on Saturday against Florida – as the team looks to remain undefeated – is the “hottest ticket for an SEC home game at Kentucky in the five seasons we’ve been monit...

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01/11/99
MEDIA NOTES

NFL: In Miami, Barry Jackson writes that ABC would make "a huge mistake" by replacing Dan Dierdorf with Sterling Sharpe, as Dierdorf is an "articulate voice of reason." Jackson also reports that "a so

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01/11/99
THE LEADERLESS GAMES: NAMES FLOATED AS POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS

The SLOC "may first hire a No. 2 executive -- preferably someone with a background in sports -- before searching for a new top executive," according to Guy Boulton of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. Hiring a C

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01/11/99
NBA MARKET-BY-MARKET REPORTS: ARE NUGGETS ON THE MARKET?

DENVER: In Denver, Diddlebock & Monroe report "speculation" that the Nuggets and the Avalanche "are being shopped" by Ascent Entertainment Group. A report in Variety said the sale of Ascent''s Beacon

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01/11/99
THE BRUISE BROTHERS? ARE GRANT HILL AND TIM DUNCAN TARGETS?

Pistons F Grant Hill and Spurs C Tim Duncan are "targets" from their fellow players due to their silence during the NBA lockout, according to Perry Farrell of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Players said Frid

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Antonio Spurs

01/11/99
JORDAN STATUS STILL UP IN THE AIR; IS IT GETTING TIRESOME?

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01/11/99
UTAH'S OLYMPIC PLAYERS: WELCH SPEAKS; LEAVITT TAKES CHARGE

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01/11/99
IOC RETAINS HILL & KNOWLTON TO ASSIST IN DAMAGE CONTROL

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01/11/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

STEVEN SKINNER has been elected VP of Kemper Sports Management. Skinner joined Kemper Sports in ''98, and was previously VP/Corporate Development & Affairs where he supervised all of the company''s ne

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FROM SALT LAKE: SLOC EXECS STEP DOWN; NEW CHARGES DEVELOP

SLOC President & CEO Frank Joklik and SLOC Senior VP Dave Johnson announced their resignations Friday in the wake of the increasing "bribery scandal over Salt Lake City''s successful quest to host the

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BAD DEBIT FOR JAGS? CARD PROGRAM WITH BANK COULD BE SACKED

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