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50,000-Plus Fans See What May Be American Pharoah's Last Race

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Ticket sales were “capped” by NYRA at 50,000 and “sold out more than two weeks in advance, even before it was announced that American Pharoah would compete.”

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THINK LOCALLY: STERN CALLS FOR MINOR LEAGUE BASED IN U.S.

Speaking before Saturday''s semifinals of the McDonald''s Championship in Milan, Italy, NBA Commissioner David Stern said that the league "will work to develop" a minor league system in the U.S. "befo

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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10/18/99
GETTING ITS KICKS: N.Y. INVESTMENT FIRM SET TO BUY UNITED

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10/18/99
OVERNIGHT RATINGS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S SPORTING EVENTS

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Tags: ABC, CBS, IndyCar, McDonalds, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, San Francisco 49ers, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/18/99
LCS RATINGS STILL STRONG: BRAVES-METS DRAMA EARNS 13.3/22

Yesterday''s Game Five of the Mets-Braves NLCS earned a 13.3/22 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating on NBC, up 34% from the comparable ALCS Indians-Yankees afternoon Game Five last year, also on NBC.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, MLB, NBC, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, San Diego Padres, Media, Time Warner, YankeeNets

10/18/99
REEBOK REPORT DETAILS DEFICIENCIES IN INDONESIAN FACTORIES

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10/18/99
LEAGUE NOTES

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10/18/99
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10/18/99
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FACILITY NOTES

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