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AutoNation Sponsors College Bowl Game, Will Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research

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Ft. Lauderdale-based auto retailer AutoNation on Thursday announced that it "will sponsor a college football bowl game starting next year, with a portion of proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation," according to Doreen Hemlock of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. The AutoNation Cure B...

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11/21/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Sports Illustrated Senior Publicist DAVE MINGEY is leaving the company after nearly four years to join Nike as a PR Manager. Former Bills Assistant Dir of Media Relations JOE ASSAD will become SI''s n

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11/21/97
SONIC BOOM HITTING MIAMI? SMILEY TALKING WITH ACKERLEY

The Ackerley Group, parents of the Sonics and Full House Sports & Entertainment, "is considering an ownership role" in the Marlins, according to Antonio Fins in the Fort Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. Team

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11/21/97
STREETBALL PARTNERS/SOUTHWEST AIRLINES STRUCK BY MARXISM

A DC writer who claims he won $25,000 in a long- distance-shot contest is suing Southwest Airlines, sponsor of the contest, and TX-based Streetball Partners Management, the company that runs Hoop-It-U

Tags: Law and Politics, Southwest Airlines

11/21/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

JAY LENO, on the septuplets born Wednesday: "I guess they''re getting a lot of offers... Food stores are offering free groceries, a Chevy dealer in their town gave them a new van. And the babies alrea

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, NBC, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Wheaties

11/20/97
ESPN SPORTSZONE LETS BROWSERS SELECT TOP SPORTS NEWSMAKER

ESPNEWS will name the "ESPNEWSmaker of the Week" as selected by ESPN SportsZone users starting tomorrow. The weekly segment will be aired during the 5:00-6:00pm ET ESPNEWS simulcast on ESPN2. Three ca

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11/20/97
REPORT HAS THOMAS LEAVING RAPTORS IN NEXT 24-48 HOURS

A press conference "will be held no later than tomorrow" to announce that Raptors minority Owner and Exec VP/GM Isiah Thomas "will be leaving Toronto, regardless of whether he decides to take a televi

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NBC, Toronto Raptors

11/20/97
WTA TOUR GETS TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST BOARD COUP

The Corel WTA Tour has taken legal action against the "internal coup" that took place within the Players Association, according to Robin Finn of the N.Y. TIMES. A temporary restraining order "against

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

11/20/97
MLB TEAM NEWS & NOTES: DRAFT HELPS SPUR TICKET SALES

Season-ticket sales "almost doubled" for the D''Backs and Devil Rays on Wednesday, following the expansion draft. D''Backs Ticket Sales Manager Rob Kiese: "Until this week, we sold 30-40 season-ticket

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11/20/97
CORESTATES, WE HARDLY KNEW YA' -- FIRST UNION TO TAKE NAME

First Union Corp. Chair Edward Crutchfield said that following the First Union acquisition of PA-based CoreStates Financial Corp., First Union''s name "will go on" the CoreStates Center and that First

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Facilities

11/20/97
BROADWAY HELPS NBA BRING IN 'DA ALL-STAR GAME IN FEBRUARY

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