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Some Liberty players voiced support of Thomas, but given MSG history of retaliation how can they speak freely without fear? #WNBA — Jane McManus (@janesports) May 22, 2015 The final 3 days of next week's Irish Open hosted by the Rory McIlroy Foundation have sold out. #gamechang...

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04/29/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

ROOM AT THE BIG O: Attendance figures for the first five games of the Expos'' current 11-game homestand: 8,818, 8,212 and 9,280 for a three-game set against the Phillies, and 5,202 and 4,998 for the f

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Toronto Blue Jays, Utah Jazz, Washington Redskins

04/29/99
EBERSOL UNPLUGGED: ON NEW LEAGUES, TURNER/NBC PLANS AND NBA

NBC Sports Chair Dick Ebersol was the keynote speaker at yesterday''s Women''s Sports Foundation Summit ''99 in Arlington, VA, where he said that games involving the U.S. women''s teams at the 2000 Ol

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media, WNBA

04/29/99
FOR WHOM THE BELLE TOLLS? NOT FOR HIS "SLUGGER CEREAL"

Orioles RF Albert Belle "plans no events to drum up interest" in his "Slugger Cereal," and "he snapped" at a TV broadcaster who was eating the cereal in the dugout for a story, according to Jon Morgan

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians

04/29/99
DESPITE BUDGET CUTS, SYDNEY EARNS FAVORABLE REVIEW FROM IOC

The IOC continues to view Sydney as the "model" Olympic Games organizer, despite an A$75M budget cut "because of a lack of sponsorship interest in the wake of the IOC scandal," according to Andrew Hor

Tags: IOC, Olympics

04/29/99
NFL EUROPE HANDS OFF TO SPORTSLINE IN $250,000 DEAL

NFL Europe has tapped SportsLine USA to operate its official Web site at www.NFLeurope.com, according to Scott Newman of BLOOMBERG NEWS. SportsLine, which will pay "at least" $250,000 in production co

Tags: DirecTV, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

04/29/99
NHL OPEN TO SPORTS LOTTERY SYSTEM? FULL REAX IN CANADA

The NHL said that it "will consider allowing Canadian teams to receive a cut of revenue from sports betting" to improve their financial situations, according to Michael Grange of the Toronto GLOBE & M

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Ottawa Senators

04/29/99
LEMIEUX MEETS WITH SMG ON LEASE RELIEF AT CIVIC ARENA

Mario Lemieux''s bid to buy the Penguins "entered a critical phase" yesterday, as he met face-to-face with Civic Arena landlord SMG, according to Suzanne Elliott of the Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW. Deta

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins

04/29/99
ADVANTAGE INTERNATIONAL SEEKS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Account Executive opportunity in PR available at sports and event marketing company located in McLean, VA. Qualified candidate will assist with event PR on varied projects including SR PGA Tour, LPGA,

Tags: Classified Advertisements, LPGA, PGA Tour

04/29/99
FACILITY NOTES

MLB: St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman said that he is "serious about trying to save" the Twins by building a new ballpark. Coleman said he will "take a close look" at four sites within the city (Minneapoli

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos, Facilities, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MLS, San Diego Padres

04/29/99
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? KRAFT FACES $300M DILEMMA IN DEALS

MA leaders believe that Patriots Owner Robert Kraft "will take" their latest stadium offer announced Tuesday night, according to Macero, Battenfeld & Silberman of the BOSTON HERALD. One high-ranking o

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

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