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Morning Hot Reads: Building The Future

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 15

The FINANCIAL TIMES notes, "The sports stadium of the future faces a dilemma: its technological wizardry will be so distracting it will have to work harder to keep fans focused on the action ." The WASHINGTON POST calls Wizards and Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis " DC's man of the hour, the owner of ...

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02/17/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

VENUS and SERENA WILLIAMS are having a new home built "just down the street from their parents'' place" in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Their attorney, KEVEN DAVIS, said the two sisters were "not rebelling

Tags: Boston Red Sox, CBS, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, NBC, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

02/17/99
IN A N.Y. MINUTE, EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE: MSG FORCES FAN DEAL

MSG is "forcing" WFAN-AM into a new deal which grants the network permission to broadcast Knicks and Rangers games, according to sources of CRAIN''S N.Y. BUSINESS. As part of a new deal, WFAN will con

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Madison Square Garden, New York Jets, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, YankeeNets

02/17/99
MEDIA NOTES

MORE ON SI AND MARV ALBERT: In Long Beach, Bob Keisser questions whether SI can "have it both ways," as it "turn[s] out a story on rogue male athletes who beat their spouses one day and paint swimsuit

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/17/99
HAKEEM'S DREAM COME TRUE: JUDGE WON'T BLOCK SITE PLANS

Harris County Judge Robert Eckels and Houston Mayor Lee Brown agreed Tuesday that they "will not interfere" with Rockets C Hakeem Olajuwon''s plans to develop the old World Trade Center site adjacent

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets

02/17/99
FEET CLAIMS FOX FAILED THEM BY AIRING AD IN BOWL'S 4TH QTR

The "ruckus raised by Just For Feet''s inaugural Super Bowl ad ... may not be entirely over," as JFF Chair Harold Ruttenberg said that the company would not pay Fox the $1.6M for the spot because "it

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02/17/99
CFL LOOKS TO U.S. FOR FARM AID; WWF EXEC JOINS CFL TEAM

The CFL has been "quietly considering a proposal for affiliation from the new Indoor Football League" in the U.S. and will "probably vote on the matter during league meetings in April," according to M

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02/17/99
HBO ENTERS THE RING WITH THE MAN NOW KNOWN AS PRINCE

HBO has acquired worldwide TV rights for featherweight- championship fights featuring boxer Prince Naseem Hamed. Under the new agreement, the first fight will be the Hamed- Paul Ingle bout on April 10

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

02/17/99
FACILITY NOTES

NAMING RIGHTS: In Phoenix, Mary Jo Pitzl reports that if America West Airlines is sold, "it could open the door to a lucrative naming rights deal" for the Suns'' arena. The team currently has a 30-yea

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Ravens, Facilities, PepsiCo, Phoenix Suns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney

02/17/99
IS CNBC'S GOLF PLAN ON PAR, OR WILL STRATEGY EARN A BOGEY?

After CNBC airs two rounds of the PGA Tour''s Tucson Open on February 27-28, the net''s first live sports programming ever, it will look at possibly adding more sports inventory, according to Stephen

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02/17/99
FORDHAM SPORTS LAW SYMPOSIUM HELD ON FEBRUARY 22

The Third Annual NY State Bar Association/Fordham School of Law Sports Law Symposium will be held on Monday, February 22, 10:00am at Fordham Law School, located at 140 West 62nd Street in N.Y. The Sym

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