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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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08/08/97
BACK OF THE BOOK: WHERE DO ALL THE ACTIVE PEOPLE LIVE?

In the first half of ''97, ESPN CHILTON Sports Poll interviewed 500 people 25+ about their participation in sports. They were asked whether they had exercised or participated in sports activity within

Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

08/08/97
CAN BUCHHOLZ WRITE NICE ENDING FOR ATP PILOT PEN INT'L?

The ATP''s Pilot Pen Int''l begins Monday at the CT Tennis Center in New Haven and today''s edition of the HARTFORD COURANT features a special tournament preview section. In the cover-story "Miracle M

Tags: ATP, Connecticut Sun, RDV Sports

08/08/97
FALCONS BEGIN THE REEVES ERA WITH 32,000 SEASON TICKET SALES

"Facing the prospect of a half-empty Georgia Dome in 1997," Falcons VP/Dir of Administration Rob Jackson wants to lift the TV blackout for Saturday''s preseason game against the Bucs, according to Len

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Franchises, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/08/97
MEDIA NOTES

The sports consulting firm headed by former NHLPA Media Relations Manager Steve Allister and former Raptors /Grizzlies exec Tom Mayenknecht will be called Prism Media, based in Toronto and Vancover (G

Tags: ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/08/97
MARLINS SEARCH FOR ANSWERS REGARDING "SEARCH COMMITTEE"

A Miami "alternative weekly" newspaper, Miami New Times, has established a "Marlins Relocation Search Committee office," according to Larry Lebowitz of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. Lebowitz: "The

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Franchises

08/08/97
L.A. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTS PRO FOOTBALL AT COLISEUM

Nearly two months after "failing to muster enough support the first time the issue was discussed," the L.A. Chamber of Commerce Thursday "voted to support" the return of pro football to the L.A. Colis

Tags: Facilities, NFL

08/08/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DON WADDELL resigned his position as GM of the IHL Solar Bears to become Assistant GM of the Red Wings (Solar Bears)....The NHRA named CHRIS BLAIR Dir of the NHRA Northwest Division. Blair was formerl

Tags: Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, NHRA, Philadelphia Flyers, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

08/08/97
NOTHING BEATS A BUD: A-B REVS UP NASCAR SPONSORSHIP

At a press briefing in N.Y. yesterday, Anheuser-Busch Dir of Marketing Mike LaBroad and NASCAR VP/Marketing & Communications Brian France announced that starting in ''98, Budweiser will be the Officia

Tags: Anheuser Busch, General Motors, NASCAR, R J Reynolds

08/08/97
"SPEEDWEEK" SET FOR FINAL LAP ON ESPN

"Speedweek" will "end its run" on ESPN after 14 seasons on the air, according to Richard Huff of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The half-hour weekly program airs at 12:30am ET and is produced by IN-based Linger

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

08/08/97
RICH SEATS GOING TO COST MORE AS BILLS ANNOUNCE NEW PRICES

The Bills announced that a ticket for one of the 6,800 new heated outdoor club seats in the remodeled Rich Stadium "will sell for an average of $100 per game" and one of the 76 new luxury boxes "will

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises, Wilson Sporting Goods

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