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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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While ABC will air the 125th running of the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, IMG Senior VP Barry Frank and NBC Sports Chair Dick Ebersol "regard" Fox, CBS, NBC and 25-year incumbent ABC as all being intereste

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04/30/99
AFTER ACCOUNT REVIEW, USTA TABS FALLON MCELLIGOTT

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FIRST ANNUAL SPORTS FINANCE FORUM, MAY 24-25, NEW YORK CITY

World Research Group''s 1st Annual Sports Finance Forum is a strategic level conference designed to meet the needs of both sports executives AND finance professionals. All aspects of sports finance wi

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04/30/99
MN COURT RULES ANTITRUST LAWS DON'T APPLY TO TWINS

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MEDIA NOTES

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04/30/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

The FINANCIAL TIMES'' Geoff Dyer writes that Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst will invest about $59M over the first year of its deal to manage the business activities of Brazil''s Corinthians Soccer Club. Co

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EVERYTHING OK FOR AFL2; AFL'S BAKER TALKS OVERSEAS EXPANSION

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LEAGUE NOTES

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